Good stuff coming your way this Weeknight Rescue, including a few ideas for stocking up on chocolate for Valentine’s Day.  As always, the printable shopping list is at the bottom of the page.

TURMERIC BRAISED CHICKEN IN YOGURT
Afghan Chicken
This recipes comes to me 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. 

SLOW COOKER INDIAN TACOS

Slow Cooker Indian Tacos

Get lentils going in your slow cooker with Indian spices and you’ve got a mega nourishing filling for a twist on traditional tacos. Pile the lentils onto corn or flour tortillas and finish with yogurt, cilantro, and if you have some on hand, a favorite Indian chutney.  

SPAGHETTI WITH SPIRALIZED ZUCCHINI & PESTO

Spaghetti with spiralized zucchini and pesto

Tossing equal parts spaghetti with spiralized zucchini is an excellent way to lighten up a plate of pasta. It may even go under the radar for veggie-phobic kids when tossed with pesto. I know zucchini isn’t exactly a winter vegetable, but I personally could use a break from hearty roots and greens. If you don’t own a spiralizer, keep your eye out for pre-spiralized veggies in the supermarket. I’m seeing them more and more all the time. I like to serve this with a pile of crunchy vegetables or a romaine salad with this Green Goddess Dressing. 

BRUSSELS SPROUTS SALAD WITH LEMON &PECORINO 
shaved brussels sprouts salad

Speaking of winter veggies, this is a refreshing spin on boiled or roasted Brussels Sprouts. Run them through a food processor and toss with olive oil, loads of lemon, and other goodies. Brussels work well for batch cooking, since they hold up for a couple of days after the salad is made and dressed. 

ALMOST FLOURLESS FRENCH CHOCOLATE CAKE

flourless chocolate cake

A Valentine’s Day-worthy cake that is as decadent as they come and worth every calorie. It’s rich, so a little sliver goes a long way. If you’re looking for a chocolate treat that’s a little on the lighter/healthyish side, check out these crispy coconut hearts or these little truffles that I just posted last week. 

 

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