Weeknight Rescue // January 2021 // Week 2

spaghetti squash lasagna in a white casserole dish, close up

It’s been a week, friends, and I’ve found comfort in cooking (I’ve also found ease in take-out when I just haven’t had it in me). Regardless, we move on and look ahead and plan for what’s to come. Below you’ll find the menu for the week with the shopping list at the very bottom. Enjoy.

Thai Salmon Curry with Vegetables

Salmon Curry

This is one of my favorite ways to cook fish and it’s not too spicy for younger palates. Serve with steamed rice and dinner is done. Want dessert? Make a plate of fresh fruit, such as pineapple, kiwi, and mango. Head here for a tutorial on cutting a pineapple.  

Asian Noodles with Not-So-Spicy Peanut Sauce

Asian-style noodles slathered in peanut sauce and tossed with crunchy vegetables? What’s not to love. Choose whole-grain noodles to bump up the fiber and nutrients. A small salad of sliced cucumbers doused in seasoned rice vinegar is an easy side. 

Meaty Mushroom Marinara Sauce

A pretty classic meat sauce that’s embellished with a whole mess of mushrooms. (Translation: loads of flavor, less fat, a little easier on Mother Earth). I typically serve it over roasted cauliflower, but it’s excellent over rigatoni or fusilli as well. Make a big crunchy salad to serve on the side and crusty bread for mopping up the sauce.

Chicken, Orange & Avocado Salad with Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

Chicken Orange and Avocado Salad

A light, bright supper salad that manages to be filling at the same time. If you have kids who are not so fond of salad, set theirs up deconstructed-style with the orange, avocado, chicken, and greens arranged on a plate rather than tossed in a bowl. On the side? Warm baguette for sopping up any dressing that pools on your plate.

Spaghetti Squash Lasagna

spaghetti squash lasagna

I made two of these lasagnas last week, one for our family and one for a friend. I was short on time, so took 3 short cuts that you might find handy: 1. swapped a 24-ounce jar of Rao’s for homemade sauce 2. used pre-grated Mozzarella 3. cooked the spaghetti squash in the microwave using this method.  

Turmeric Tonic

Turmeric Tonic

This is a good one if you or someone you love is down with a cold or just needs a little burst of brightness in the morning. It does require fresh turmeric, which isn’t available everywhere (but worth seeking out if you can find it).

Lighter Green Goddess Dressing

Lighter green goddess dressing

Make a batch of this dressing to have on hand for quick salads or to drizzle over steamed or roasted vegetables. ALSO, if you want to see a spin on the original recipe (that adds avocado to the mix), you’ll find that recipe in my cookbook PREP.

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