Dinner Planner: Week of October 16th 2017

Dinner Planner: Week of October 16th 2017

I saw a quote on Hoda Kotb’s Instagram feed, “Friday the 13th is still better than Monday the whatever.”  Love that. 🙂  This felt like a looooong week.  Lots of great stuff coming up this week like a book signing at Salutations Home in Pasadena on Monday, October 16th from 9:45 am to 11:45 am.  Then I am taping a segment on Hallmark’s “Home & Family” on Thursday which will air Friday, October 20th.  Annnnnd, I’m teaching 4 classes!  Hope you guys have a great weekend!

Here’s your dinner planner for the week:

Meatless Monday: rice and bean burrito bowls, guacamole, chipotle brussels sprouts and any other roasted veg you want to add (carrots, zucchini, peppers, onions, sweet potato etc.)

Tuesday: miso glazed cod, black rice and edamame salad

Wednesday: chicken posole verde, jicama slaw

Thursday: cabbage and fennel sauté with turkey sausages, add salt and vinegar potatoes if you want a starch

Friday: zucchini paella from naturally ella

Saturday lunch: butternut squash and chickpea stew

Sunday: South American roast chicken with green sauce from my cookbook, baked sweet potato fries (use this recipe for chipotle fries, but just season with coconut oil, salt and pepper), green salad


Here’s what you can do ahead if you need:


Make chicken or vegetable stock

Wash your greens and herbs

Soak your white rice or even make the cilantro rice and refrigerate for Monday night dinner

You can also blanch and refrigerate your brussels sprouts and refrigerate them until Monday night, but be sure to shock them in ice water to stop the cooking process and drain and dry them before putting them in a container in the fridge.

Blanch edamame

Cook the black rice

Make the salad dressing for the black rice salad and the jicama slaw

Cook the hominy for the posole if you can’t find already cooked hominy

Cook chickpeas unless using canned.  Freeze until Friday and defrost.

Wash cilantro, allow to dry and bag.


Marinate the miso cod for Tuesday night


Prepare/marinate the South American roast chicken and refrigerate

Make the green sauce for the South American roast chicken


Here’s a link to my previous dinner planners.

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  1. I absolutely LOVE, LOVE all your recipes, Pamela!! I always look forward to your weekly recipes!! I am all about healthy, wholesome eating especially for my family! Thank you so much for sharing them with me! You are truly awesome!! Please keep them coming my way!! ❤️
    I would love to attend one of your book signing the next time you are in Scarsdale,NY!

    Sonia Kozak

    • Thank you, Sonia! You are so kind to write to me. I appreciate the effort and the encouraging words. I hope to head to Westchester before the end of the year!

  2. I cannot wait to try this week tasty recipes!

    • 🙂 Enjoy!

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