Weeknight Rescue//Week 6//Winter 2024

White bowl with sweet potato black beans avocado and a green sauce with a blue napkin

We’ve got a nourishing line-up this week with a few favorites that are just right for Valentine’s Day. If you’re looking for Super Bowl inspo, check out this post full of ideas.

Pasta with Creamy Beet Sauce, Walnuts, and Parmesan

pasta with creamy beet sauce

This shockingly pink pasta is thanks to a combination of tender beets and ricotta blended into a creamy sauce. You honestly don’t have to be madly in love with beets to love this pasta. The method is simple and the results, delicious. Tip: get it on the table as soon and you toss the sauce with the pasta and dig in. For something a bit more traditional, check out this Cheese Souffle for Two

Harvest Bowls with Glossy Green sauce

White bowl with sweet potato black beans avocado and a green sauce with a blue napkin

These nourishing bowls are a fan favorite in my house. Roasted sweet potatoes, brown rice, black beans, and avocado get dressed up with a tangy, slightly spicy cilantro sauce. Add pickled jalapeños, Cotija cheese, toasted pepitas or whatever else strikes your fancy.

Instant Pot or Slow Cooker Balsamic Chicken with Tomatoes and Greens

A stupid simple recipe that you can make either in the slow cooker or the Instant Pot. It’s a “set it and forget it” kind of meal that is a longtime blog favorite. You can use virtually any type of leafy greens and serve it over pasta, any grain, or roasted cauliflower.

Shrimp Tacos with Chipotle Lime Sauce

Shrimp Tacos with chipotle cream

The star of this recipe is the Chipotle Lime Sauce that gets spooned over cooked shrimp under a heap of crunchy slaw. Feel free to toss the shrimp on the grill and warm up homemade or canned pinto or black beans to serve on the side.

Crunchy Salad with Sambal Lime Dressing and Chicken (or Tofu) Skewers

Salad with Chicken Skewers

I know cold weather cooking tends to lean on hearty soups and starchy sides, but I like to mix in dishes that are on the lighter side. This bright, flavorful salad does it for me every time. Top it with broiled or grilled skewers of either chicken or tofu. Leftovers make an excellent lunch.

Hot Cocoa with Whipped Cream Hearts

whipped cream hearts

Homemade hot cocoa dressed up with whipped cream hearts is a sweet way to celebrate your loved ones. These Dark Chocolate Rice Krispy Hearts are pretty cute, too (and just two ingredients).

Pumpkin Protein Pancakes

pumpkin protein pancakes

These pancakes are super tasty and packed with protein, which means they’re terrific fuel to get you through a morning. Even better? They’re a snap to whiz up in a blender.


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