Dinner Planner: Week of October 23rd 2017

Dinner Planner: Week of October 23rd 2017

This was a great week, but I’m a wee bit exhausted.  No rest for the weary, however.  I’m off to NYC on Tuesday for a couple of days.  Stay tuned for details! Here’s your dinner planner for this week:

Meatless Monday: black bean and pumpkin soup

Tuesday: stir fried soba noodles with vegetables and tofu, sesame spinach salad

Wednesday: Cassoulet-style chicken and sausages, green salad with everyday salad dressing #2

Thursday: braised lentils with brussels sprouts and creamy Dijon cashew drizzle from my cookbook, slow roasted salmon (without the mango salsa)

Friday: spaghetti squash with kale and chickpeas and chili-garlic broccolini (just blanche your broccolini and dry it really well, sauté some thinly sliced garlic with chili flakes in olive oil in a large sauté pan and add the broccolini, cook until its heated through and season with salt and pepper)

Saturday lunch: green shakshuka, crusty bread

Sunday: orange and rosemary glazed chicken, sesame roasted cauliflower, brown rice

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


Make chicken or vegetable stock

Make everyday salad dressing #2 and sesame spinach salad dressing and refrigerate

Wash your salad greens and herbs

Make your pumpkin puree from scratch, if not buying canned

Cook your beans, if not buying canned

Tuesday or Wednesday

Make the creamy dijon cashew drizzle and refrigerate, if you’re using whole cashews instead of cashew butter, remember to soak your cashews 4-6 hours prior to making the sauce

Make the lentils and refrigerate


Marinate chicken for Sunday


Here’s alink to my previous dinner planners.

If you like my recipes, you’ll LOVE my new cookbook!

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  1. I made the cassoulet-style-chicken-and-sausage and the black-bean-pumpkin-soup last week. Both were a hit with the family and a welcome change from my more routine recipes! Thank you!

    • always a comment I love to receive! Thanks!

  2. Pamela,
    Hi!! Words cannot describe how much I adore you, your website, & your cookbook! Every single recipe that I have made from you (& I have made MANY) has been a huge hit in our house, THANK YOU for sharing what you love with the rest of the world! You are truly appreciated! Quick question, what is your go to every day green salad, the one you refer to on Wednesday w/ everyday salad dressing? Thanks again for all that you do!
    Have a beautiful day!

    • Wow, thank you! That means a lot to me :). My go to green salad is with my Everyday Salad Dressing #2 and I use whatever is in season. I start with lettuce like romaine or butter lettuce, add in red cabbage, grated carrot, avocado, cherry tomatoes, sprouts, cucumber, snap peas in the spring, chives if I have them. I really don’t make it the same way twice!

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