The fam and I are in Montecito visiting friends for the weekend. I absolutely love it here and if Hubs said, “let’s retire in Montecito,” I’d say, “I’ll start packing!” My friend Chrissy is a great plant-based cook and we always have fun in the kitchen together. We decided it would be fun to do an IG live together on Saturday at 5:00 pm PT! We should be able to pull this off after a Pickleball match with the guys! Here’s your dinner planner for the week:
Meatless Monday: Baked falafel with your favorite accompaniments like avocado slices, quinoa, pickled onions, tahini sauce, lettuce wraps or pita. You can also pan-saute the falafel if you want to cook them faster. It might sound odd, but creamy cabbage and avocado slaw goes great with falafel!
Thursday: sheet pan chicken with artichokes, zucchini and cherry tomatoes, brown rice with chopped herbs (I’ll probably do dill and parsley)
Friday: Pasta with vegan eggplant bolognese p. 181 from QTQ
Saturday brunch: cucumber-hummus turkey roll ups
Here’s what you can do in advance if it helps you:
Make mint vinaigrette
Make tahini sauce, if using
Make spice mixture for halibut
Wash and cut asparagus
Cook veggies for frittata
Cook brown rice
Wipe mushrooms clean
Make hummus, if making from scratch
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!
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Take a peek at my first cookbook “Kitchen Matters”!