Posts in Dinner Prep & Plan 10/1
Week's Eats: Week of 10/1

I get asked all the time to create some sort of meal plan. I have been hesitant because I want to create something that is really helpful for you all, not just showing you recipes that you could eat if you wanted to.

Since Olivia’s arrival life has obviously gotten a little crazy but my one goal during the day is to make dinner. Mostly because cooking is where is I am happiest. So if my house is a mess and laundry needs to be done, or even if I haven’t even brushed my teeth, if I make dinner, I feel like I have accomplished something.

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Curried Lentil, Tomato, and Coconut Soup

I am a diehard Yotam Ottolenghi fan. I love all of his books and I am always so impressed with his dishes, especially the flavors he pairs together. This curried lentil, tomato and coconut soup was inspired by his recipe and it does not disappoint. I have added it to my weeknight dinner rotation because it is easy, healthy, and freezes well. I served my soup with some grilled pizza dough as a fake “naan” but feel free to serve with any crusty bread you can find to soak up all of that goodness.

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One Pan Chicken and Rice with Chard and Chickpeas

Each time I make a version of this one pan chicken and rice, my husband announces that this is the best thing he has ever eat - which makes me really happy because it is just about the easiest thing to make for dinner. Win, win.

I have a couple variations on this dish but this one might be my favorite. By adding in Swiss chard and chickpeas it becomes a completely satisfying whole meal with only 1 pan that requires washing.

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