Weeknight Rescue//Summer 2023//Week 35

Toast with edamame and avocado basil and lime

This week is a mash-up of old favorites (spinach pie) and blog newcomers (sheet pan salmon). Also, don’t miss the No-Bake Almond Butter Bars. They’re excellent. P.S. Don’t forget there is a full shopping list at the bottom of this post. Enjoy!

Chicken Thighs with Maple Cider Vinegar

If you’ve never had vinegar chicken, give it a whirl. This one has a refreshing salad on the side that pairs well with the tangy glaze. A whole-grain side of farro, sorghum, or brown rice tossed with fresh herbs and a squeeze of lemon might be nice, too.

Reset Button Salad with Carrot Miso Ginger Vinaigrette

carrot ginger miso dressing

This is the ultimate “reset” salad, perfect for when you’re looking to jump back on the healthy eating bandwagon. It’s packed with colorful vegetables and served with a tangy, delicious carrot miso dressing. If you’re serving it for a main dish, consider adding cooked chicken, chickpeas, or baked tofu for added protein and heft.

Sheet Pan Salmon

Sheet pan salmon with tomatoes and feta

It’s hard to argue with the ease of dinner all done on a single sheet pan. You start by roasting potatoes, cherry tomatoes, and red onions until they’re about done. Then add chunks of feta and salmon filets rubbed in a savory spice blend. Easy!

Crispy Avocado Tacos

crispy avocado tacos with lettuce

I’m crazy about these simple, crispy tacos and make them often for both lunch and dinner. Serve with a side of beans and/or this Mexican Style Street Corn.

Spinach and Feta Pie

I haven’t made this one for a while, but it’s definitely going on my “to cook” list this week. The recipe calls for frozen spinach, which is one of the reasons it’s relatively easy to pull together (no washing, stemming, or cooking the spinach in advance). Leftovers are terrific the next day reheated in the oven.

Basil Lime Edamame Toast

Edamame Avocado Toast with radishes and salt

We made this in a cooking class I taught last week and it earned rave review all around. Avocado plus edamame is a dream team of protein and healthy fats. It’s a terrific spread for breakfast or lunch toast and also doubles as a tasty dip for veggies.

No-Bake Almond Butter Bars with Dark Chocolate

Back-to-school season calls for wholesome treats and these certainly qualify. They are ridiculously good, especially with a glass of cold milk. Feel free to use another nut or seed butter if you like.


09.09.2023 at7:34 AM #


Was that a fennel s lad with radishes on the first photo next to the chicken thigh? All the dishes looked amazing. Thank you.

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