Weeknight Rescue // January 2019 // Week 2

Welcome to Week 2 of Weeknight Rescue! I hope you all are staying warm, wherever you are. I’ve got some seasonal favorites this week…and as always, a complete shopping list for this week’s meal plan. 

BASIL AND PISTACHIO PESTO PASTA WITH CHICKEN

The dish serves four, but the portion is on the smaller side, so if you have teenagers or hearty appetites, you might want to scale up the recipe (worse case you have leftovers, which are great for school or work lunches). If you need a MAJOR short cut, buy basil pesto at the market and assemble the rest according to the recipe.

INSTANT POT RICE AND VEGETABLE SOUP WITH LOTS OF LEMON

This humble soup is meant for the Instant Pot, but can be done on the stove if you so choose. Add shredded chicken or a can of chick peas if you want to add a little more heft to your supper.  

TURMERIC BRAISED CHICKEN IN YOGURT

This recipe comes by way of my friend, Humaira, who is from Afghanistan and can cook like a boss. It may sounds exotic, but the recipe is fairly straightforward and the results are tender and delicious. Serve with brown basmati rice or other favorite grain, a salad and/or sauteed leafy greens. 


EASY PRESERVED MEYER LEMONS

Citrus season is in full swing and this is an excellent way to preserve them. All that’s required is a handful of lemons and a heap of salt. A month from now, you’ll have something delicious to toss into a tagine or add to a dip or dressing. “

CREAMY BANANA DATE SHAKE

This shake is a study in simplicity. It has just four ingredients, all of which you may already have in your pantry and fridge. Best of all, it tastes like a creamy treat, even though it doesn’t have a lick of ice cream or a spoonful of sugar.

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