Happy Weekend!  For my monthly online cooking class students, I just filmed your August class today and it will be edited over the weekend.  I cannot wait for you to see it!  I want to test out my bootcamp-style of watching the class with you this month.  Please be on the lookout for an email from me.  My goal is to have a live viewing the week of August 16th.  But of course you will get the class in advance so you can watch at your leisure too.

In other news, I will be at the Golden Door next week with one of my best friends. What started out as a bucket list visit 3 years ago together turned into something that we hope we can continue many more times.  To say the Golden Door has been magical for both of us is an understatement!  Instead of my usual Monday IG live at 5, I asked the Chef at the Golden Door if he would do an IG live with me from their garden and he said yes! I didn’t think he’d even consider it!  BUT we are doing the live on TUESDAY at 5 pm PT.  Chef Greg is so charismatic, knowledgable, and fun.  It’s going to be a great IG live! Here’s your dinner planner for the week:

Meatless Monday: Anytime summer rolls p. 121 from Quicker than Quick – here’s a video for guidance, with a side of thinly sliced cucumber and onion mixed with miso ginger dressing. Add protein of your choice like tofu or leftover chicken.  Add black rice salad if you need more.

Tuesday: Grilled fish tacos or chipotle cauliflower tacos, Mexican corn off the cob, cilantro-lime slaw

Wednesday: baked zucchini fries, chicken shawarma burgers from QTQ

Thursday: Poblano potato-leek soup (this can be served cold or room temp!), Mexican chopped salad

Friday: zucchini tots, grilled chicken with cherry tomato vinaigrette (also delish over cauliflower steaks with some white beans)

Saturday brunch: sweet potato toasts, fresh fruit

Sunday: Balsamic grilled steak salad with peaches from delish, blistered shishito peppers


Here’s what you can do ahead if it helps you:


Wash and dry herbs

Make miso ginger dressing

Cook black rice

Prep (wash and cut) veggies for summer rolls

Make white sauce, marinade / spice rub for fish tacos

Make dry mix for zucchini fries


Assemble shawarma burgers


Make poblano potato-leek soup


Assemble and bake zucchini tots


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 discounted for the first time 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”!

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