Weeknight Rescue//Week 45//October 2021

Linguine alfredo on a dark plate with a fork, parmesan, and pecans


As we head into Halloween weekend, I’ve got a line-up fof wholesome, easy recipes to balance all those mini Snickers and Kit Kats you’ll have tucked in the pantry. Bon appetit!.

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CAULIFLOWER TOSTADAS WITH CHIPOTLE SAUCE

Cauliflower tostadas with avocado, cabbage and chipotle cream with lime slices

Though not exactly traditional tostadas, these are definitely crave-worthy. The dish is on the lighter side, so add a side of homemade or canned pinto or black beans embellished with a spoonful of salsa.

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WILD BLUEBERRY BALSAMIC SHEET PAN CHICKEN

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This simple supper involves piling chicken, frozen wild blueberries, sweet potatoes, and red onions onto a sheet pan, slathering on mustard and balsamic vinegar, and roasting until tender. While you’re add it, pop in a sheet pan of this Roasted Cabbage. Clean up is easy. 

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Baked Tofu Parmesan

Oven Baked Tofu Parmesan with a spatula in a baking dish

Here’s a good one for meatless Monday. The tofu is breaded and baked until crispy and then layered with sauce and cheese. Add steamed or roasted broccoli and dinner is done. Leftovers are tasty a day or two later.

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“ALMOST VEGAN” LINGUINE WITH CAULIFLOWER PECAN ALFREDO

Linguine alfredo on a dark plate with a fork, parmesan, and pecans

Pasta with cream sauce, only no cream. That luscious texture comes instead from a combo of cauliflower blended with pecans and finished with a shower of Parmesan. If you want to see how this comes together, check out my video over on Instagram.

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RESET BUTON SALAD WITH CARROT MISO GINGER DRESSING

carrot ginger miso dressing

I like to lighten things up sometimes with one of my favorite colorful salads. The Carrot Miso Dressing is all done in the blender and darn tasty. Plus, this crunchy salad feels like you’re giving your insides a deep cleaning.

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BAKED PUMPKIN DONUTS WITH BROWN BUTTER GLAZE

Baked Pumpkin Donuts

These should go on your baking to do list at least once this fall. Tender and sweet, they can be dusted with confectioners’ sugar or crowned with brown butter glaze. They require a donut pan, which is a worthy investment. I like to bake them in a mini donut pan as well. 

FREEZER-FRIENDLY BREAKFAST EGG WRAPS

Freezer Egg and Vegetable Breakfast Wraps - Mom's Kitchen Handbook

Carve out a little time on the weekend or one evening to do up a batch of these egg wraps for weekday breakfast. They will hold up for a day or two in the fridge and can be reheated just before serving, or you can wrap them well and stow them in the freezer for another day.

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