Let me get right to it – if you need Super Bowl ideas, go to LAST week’s dinner planner. I used to suggest what to do with your Super Bowl leftovers for the day after, but this year the day after is Valentine’s Day. In as much as I would love to turn my leftover salsa and and slow cooker chicken tacos into a soup and my crudites into a chopped salad, my family is expecting something “special.” Of course those leftovers can wait until Tuesday! Here’s your dinner planner for the week:

Monday (Valentine’s Day): I always used to make my Chicken Pot Pie (you can omit the chicken and sub extra veggies for a vegetarian version) with a simple fresh side salad; and this year I’m making the vegan brookies or molten chocolate cakes for dessert!  Other dinner options that I love for Valentine’s Day are Salmon with Beets and Spinach, or Hearty Vegetable Vegan Lasagna or even Lasagne Cupcakes along with a lightly tossed green salad (for fun I take out my mini heart shape cookie cutter and cut radishes and avocado into hearts.) Another dessert option could be these Mini Flourless Chocolate Cakes with Raspberry Sauce or Chocolate Bundt Cake with Chocolate Ganache. Yum! If you’re making a Valentine’s Day breakfast instead of dinner I love making these pink Pitaya Pancakes. Also, this Valentine’s Day Snack Board is the perfect snack.

Tuesday: chicken pot pie soup (or leftovers soup) – take your leftovers and cut into bite size pieces, if necessary. Put in a pot and add enough chicken or vegetable stock to create a soup consistency. Heat and serve!

Wednesday: Braised beans and greens (this is such an underrated recipe — I absolutely love it!), cauliflower mashed potatoes

Thursday: sheet pan hawaiian pineapple shrimp tacos from Half Baked Harvest, cilantro-lime slaw

Friday: Buddha bowls with Moroccan Spiced Squash (p. 141)  from  KM served with sautéed kale, quinoa, toasted slivered almonds and lemon. You can drizzle tahini dressing on top (use this method)

Saturday brunch: Chickpea Socca with Mediterranean Salad.  You can also skip the feta if you want and drizzle tzatziki on top, method here.

SundayBaked Asian Turkey Meatballs, black rice (aka forbidden rice) and Asian slaw.


Here’s what you can do in advance if it helps you: 


Make brookies

Make stock

Cook beans if making from scratch


Break cauliflower into florets

Wash greens


Cut pineapple


Make squash

Cook quinoa

Make tahini dressing


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