Weeknight Rescue // January 2020 // Week 4

Easy fish sliders

Happy weekend, friends. This week is packed with so many favorites, I don’t know where to start. If you’ve never made my Dark Chocolate Superfood Bark and have a bit of a sweet tooth, give it a whirl!

VIETNAMESE PORK LETTUCE WRAPS

These lettuce cups are like fresh-tasting Vietnamese-style tacos with a killer ginger lime dressing to finish. Since they’re pretty light on the appetite, you might want to get some carbs on the table, such as steamed brown basmati rice or a favorite Asian noodle tossed with soy sauce, sesame oil, and sliced scallion.

FISH SLIDERS

This is what I call speed-scratch cooking. These little sliders rely on store-bought breaded fish fillets that get dressed up with a yogurt caper dressing and a pile of shredded cabbage. The result is pretty darn delicious. Keep it simple and serve with a plate of crunchy crudite and/or little roasted potatoes (425 degree oven, olive oil, salt, pepper..you get the idea).

SLOW COOKER POT ROAST

pot roast in a white dish with carrots and potatoes

To me, pot roast is the very definition of cold weather cooking. It’s hearty and soul satisfying. I found the slow cooker does a terrific job with pot roast, but you can also roast it in the oven (instructions for that are in the recipe headnote). 

CREAMY CARROT MAC AND CHEESE

Creamy carrots blend seamlessly into this mac and cheese thanks to their mild sweetness and the fact that they’re the same color as Cheddar cheese. Lately I’ve been loving roasting kale tossed with olive at about 400 degrees, then dousing it with balsamic vinegar.

COCONUT LIME CHICKPEA STEW

Coconut Lime Chickpea Stew

This is everything you want in a cozy stew: filling, flavorful, and nourishing. It also happens to be vegan. The chick peas do double duty in this dish by serving as its foundation as well as a crispy topping to scatter on at the very finish.

DARK CHOCOLATE SUPERFOOD BARK

I swiped this idea from my mom for a chocolate fix that is a nourishing treat. It’s a blend of dark chocolate, cashew butter, dried fruit, and seeds that you stir together and snap into bite-size pieces. Tuck them into lunch boxes or enjoy with your afternoon tea. Be sure to store in the fridge!

HOMEMADE BUCKWHEAT GRANOLA

A gluten-free granola that is low sugar and high flavor. You can tinker with the nuts and dried fruits, using whatever you have on hand. Make a batch to enjoy over yogurt or under milk for breakfast and snacks all week long. 

Comments

02.01.2020 at 3:42 AM #

Nausheen

All these recipes sound perfect for a weekend. The Dark Chocolate Bark looks really enticing. But my personal favorite would be Macaroni.

02.01.2020 at 3:42 AM #

katiemorford

Both are well worth trying 🙂

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