Dinner Planner – Week of May 9, 2022

In advance of Mother’s Day, Happy Mother’s Day to anyone who is a mother or mother-to-be!  If you are missing your mom this weekend, I am holding space in my heart for you.  I know how hard it is to lose a parent. If you need to nudge your loved ones to make you something special, check out last week’s dinner planner for some lovely and healthy-ish brunch ideas.  For my monthly online cooking class students, your May class was uploaded this week.  It is a breakfast/brunch theme!  If you want to join my fabulous cooking class community, we’d love to have you and I would love to help you be a better and healthier cook!  Here’s your dinner planner for the week: Continue reading

Dinner Planner – Week of May 2, 2022

Lots of fun this week, friends!  First of all, this is probably your last chance to take a bootcamp live with me!  This week I am repeating two fantastic bootcamps that you do not want to miss – Raising Healthy Eaters and Entertaining with Ease!

I am also excited to eat all the Mexican food I can handle on Cinco de Mayo and I am hoping Hubs and my son make me something delicious and healthy on Mother’s Day!  Here’s your dinner planner for the week: Continue reading

Dinner Planner – Week of April 25, 2022

Big news!  I am bringing back two of my best bootcamps beginning the first week in May – Entertaining with Ease and Raising Healthy Eaters!!  I am probably not going to be offering bootcamps live again for the foreseeable future, so if you enjoy the one-on-one attention from taking the bootcamps with me and the support from the group, do not hesitate to take either or both of these! Both of these bootcamps will take the ANXIETY out of both entertaining at home and feeding your kids.  I promise, you will feel lighter, less stressed, and you will actually have a total attitude shift after these bootcamps.  I’m offering $100 off with coupon code EWE100 for Entertaining with Ease and code KIDS100 for Raising Healthy Eaters. Can’t wait to see you in class! Here’s your dinner planner for the week: 

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Dinner Planner – Week of April 18, 2022

Happy Holy Week if you are observing the Easter holiday!  I’m enjoying a wonderful week with my family on Long Island and we are all trying to relax and focus on being present with each other. Here’s your dinner planner for the week: 

Meatless Monday: California Nicoise salad (with or without the tuna), check out this post for what to do with all the leftover eggs after Easter.

Tuesday: Instant Pot chicken tinga p. 199 served with baked pinto bean tostadas p. 277 from Quicker than Quick

Wednesday: Grilled carrots with tahini sauce served with my Lentil and Grilled Eggplant Salad

Thursday: Miso glazed black cod, pea and mushroom sauté or black rice and sauteed mushrooms

Friday: Miso Soup Bar and veggie potstickers from Trader Joe’s to make things EASY 😉

Saturday brunch: Slow cooker apple pie steel cut oats

Sunday: Turkey and brown rice stuffed bell peppers, clean-out-the-fridge green salad


Here’s what you can do in advance if it helps you: 


Make salad dressing

Wash greens

Blanch green beans


Cook beans if making from scratch

Make tahini sauce


Cook lentils or use pre-cooked


Cook rice for stuffed bell peppers


I have LOVED seeing all your creations of my recipes on Instagram. If you make any of my recipes, please tag me @pamelasalzman #pamelasalzman so I can check them out!

My cookbook, Quicker Than Quick, is on sale for $14.99 on Amazon!  If you have 1 minute, would you mind leaving a review on amazon?  I would be so grateful, thank you! Take a peek at my first cookbook “Kitchen Matters”!

Dinner Planner – Week of April 11, 2022

It has been busy in the Salzman household.  Mr. Picky just made it official and committed to a college for the fall!  Hubs and I will be empty nesters for the first time and it is bittersweet.  I want my children to be doing what they are supposed to be doing and thriving, but I will miss that kid. Next up is a trip to Long Island to see my mom, my aunt, my sisters and their families and my daughter Anna will come down from Boston!

If you take my monthly online cooking classes (if you don’t, you’re missing out – I can teach you to be a better cook in no time!), the April class has been uploaded!  I have always taught a Mexican-inspired menu in April so that you can have healthful and delicious recipes to make for Cinco de Mayo.  But whom am I kidding? I make Mexican food all year because everybody LOVES it! Here’s your dinner planner for the week: Continue reading

Dinner Planner – Week of April 4, 2022

This week I am off for spring break, so no IG live on Monday.  I am filming the April class this weekend.  My April class has always had a Cinco de Mayo theme with Mexican-inspired recipes.  My goal is to create recipes with familiar flavors that are delicious, healthy and can complement any Mexican-inspired meal.  I also infuse nutrition information, cooking tips, and product recommendations into every class. All recipes come with suggestions to adapt to the most common dietary styles including plant-based, gluten-free, and dairy-free. April’s class with feature Jackfruit Tacos, Chicken and Vegetable Enchiladas with a Roasted Red Pepper Enchilada Sauce, Quinoa and Jicama Salad with Avocado Dressing, Corn and Avocado Salad, and Dessert Tacos!  I would love to have you in my monthly cooking class community. You watch the class on your own time and join me for a live zoom every month if you have any cooking questions at all!

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Dinner Planner – Week of March 28, 2022

Spring has sprung and I am here for it! I have so many great spring recipes coming to the site soon.  If you take my monthly cooking class, I am going live on Zoom Tuesday, March 29th at 5:00 pm Pacific Time to answer any and all your questions. We have had such a great time in this new format and I have loved seeing you guys in person.  If you are a monthly cooking class subscriber and haven’t joined the live zoom, just come! No pressure to show yourself on video if you want to just observe and hang out. Here’s your dinner planner for the week: Continue reading

Dinner Planner – Week of March 21, 2022

Happy Spring!  Spring represents a new beginning, a rebirth, a fresh start.  Better weather is around the corner. And spring produce is cleansing and detoxifying (think wild greens, herbs, strawberries and asparagus.) Spring makes me feel like, We did it!  We survived the holiday season and the winter.  Things can only get better from here. Let’s hope, yes?

I have decided not to resume in-person classes for the remainder of 2022. There are a few reasons for that, but the main reason is that I teach in other people’s kitchens and we used to pack people in.  I just don’t think that’s a viable model for the times we live in right now.  So, if you like learning from me, my monthly cooking class is fabulous!!  Do check it out. I will also be offering all my bootcamps soon for you to take on your own time, self-paced.  Look out for that!

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