I am feeling a little holiday-ed out today, and I am grateful for a short break before Halloween comes around.  Do you have your costume yet?  I just put mine together.  Stay tuned!

I am going to Dallas this week to teach a class and the bonus is I get to see my daughters, too.  My eating the last few weeks has not been what I like it to be so I will try to refrain from hitting the typical BBQ joints while I’m there. 😉  Have  great week!

Pamela Salzman's dinner planner

Here is your dinner planner this week:

Meatless Monday:  Tortilla soup, zucchini and cheese quesadillas (I might make some avocado toast for me instead)

Tuesday:  Slow cooker honey harissa chicken (I’m going to throw some carrots into the slow cooker, too) + jeweled pomegranate rice from Half Baked Harvest

Wednesday: Black bean and beet veggie burgers, salad with homemade ranch dressing

Thursday: Asian turkey lettuce cups, veggie fried rice or cauli-rice

Friday:  Roasted fish with olive oil, lemon, thyme, salt and pepper (Cod looks good right now – roast at 400 degrees, 8-10 minutes per inch of thickness), brussels sprouts hash, cauli-mashed potatoes

Saturday lunch: Black bean and pumpkin soup

Sunday:  Baked chicken with tomatoes (I’m going to use cherry tomatoes) and olives served over pasta or polenta, sautéed spinach


Here’s what you can do ahead if that is helpful:


Make stock for soups (recipes for veg stock and chicken stock)

Soak and cook black beans for burgers and saturday soup (freeze and defrost for soup)

Make rice for fried rice and refrigerate

Roast beets for burgers


Make veggie patties and refrigerate (cook the next day)

Prep brussels sprouts (wash, dry, thinly slice, refrigerate)

Prep cauliflower florets


Here is a link to all my previous dinner planners.

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  1. The harissa chicken is SUPER spicy. It’s good, but not going to work for my kids unfortunately. The lettuce cups and fried rice were a big hit though!

    • Well, at least the turkey lettuce cups and fried rice were a hit!

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