Weekly meal plan
Mar 28 2021
Happy spring break.... Since Covid started I really try my best to focus on all the positive little things otherwise it is too depressing. Even though things are not normal just yet, I am trying to set up a positive path.... I am lucky because we get to go away for a few days and have a little break form all this! Sometimes it feels really good to forget about everything and just focus on my loved ones.
So here we go with this week's plan....
Monday: Vegan creamy broccoli and bean soup This is a new recipe that I will share on my stories tomorrow... But basically, it is very simple! I will sauté some carrots, onions, celery for a couple of minutes. Add some seasoning and toss in chopped broccoli and white beans and veggie stock. Then I will bring to boil and simmer for 10-15 minus and purée it all until super smooth! The beans give it a really creamy consistency with adding any actual cream. Maybe some cashews can go in for extra smooth texture, we shall see. For more details, I promise to post tomorrow!
Tuesday: Mustard Milanese with Arugula and fennel salad. I intend to make a live cooking class on Tuesday and show you how easy this is! It is just assembling it all in order really easily. Here is what you will need for that: chicken breasts, mustard, breadcrumbs, lemon, arugula, fennel and olive oil. Any kind of salad will do for this, I juts happen to have arugula and love the spice of it.... I will remind and share the ingredients tomorrow.
Wednesday: Fresh Ahi tuna Niçoise salad. I have most of the ingredients to be able to just toss it all together quickly and will simply have to grill some ahi tuna for a few minutes. Niçoise can be done with salmon (which is the recipe from my blog), canned tuna, rotisserie chicken or even vegetarian .... since we are all kind of limited in our supplies this can be adapted.
Thursday: Italian bean stew. This will also be for an Instagram live cooking together at 5:00 PST. For this one you need 2-3 can of beans (any kind you have), garlic, tomatoes, chili flakes and spinach. I might add some tofu sausages fro extra texture ( real chicken sausages or none also works). I tested this one just for me last week and everyone was kind of jealous and trying to steal my lunch, so I am making it for the whole gang and sharing with you!
Friday: Italian sheet pan with zucchinis and tomatoes. By Friday I am ready to have a break! So this kind of 1 sheet pan dinner is super easy and requires very little hands on.. I adapted form my insta pot Italian chicken from the blog but with small pieces of chicken breast and different veggies.
Lunch: Oven baked grilled cheese and coleslaw and scrambled eggs. I like brunch family style, where everyone can make their own things but there are still plenty of options and it is easy to prepare. I can make the grilled cheese in the oven so it is less hands on!
Dinner: Ratatouille and grilled shrimps. The beauty of a delicious ratatouille is to chop the veggies and throw them all in the slow cooker and let it do the work! I can throw some shrimps on the grill and makes for an easy dinner.
Lunch: Kale salad with bagels, salmon and cream cheese.... I still have unbaked frozen bagels that will go in the oven and are absolutely amazing.... A plate of smoked salmon or lox, some delicious and crips kale salad and done!
Dinner: DYI pizza bar. I buy the dough from whole foods, get all the toppings that everyone likes and we make it all together an dit is so much fun!