The holidays may be over but I love entertaining this time of year!  Game Days, Valentines Day, and cozy dinners in are all my jam.  I hosted a birthday luncheon for a good friend this week and it was a gluten-free and vegan menu (because she is GF and vegan) and wow!  If you didn’t catch the details on Instagram stories, I will be sharing it all in this Monday’s newsletter with all the recipes and prep ahead tips. If you don’t subscribe to my free newsletter, you can sign up here. Thanks for all your great feedback!  Here’s your dinner planner for the week:


Meatless Monday: Kung Pao Cauliflower served over rice or quinoa (don’t forget to include the peanuts or cashews for a little protein – otherwise you can swap in some tofu for part of the cauliflower)

Tuesday:  Fish tacos, chopped salad with Mexican dressing (lettuce, radishes, red cabbage, toasted pepitas) Broil the fish if you can’t grill.

Wednesday: Spaghetti squash with kale and chickpeas, sautéed mushrooms

Thursday: Zuppa Toscana (this is a soup that can definitely sub as a meal, but add a salad or grilled cheese if you need more.)

Friday: Moroccan sheet pan chicken p. 221 from QTQ served with couscous, cauliflower rice or steamed rice.

Saturday brunch: egg salad with grain-free seed crackers.

Sunday: Split pea and barley soup, easy pizzas with naan bread or Banza frozen chickpea pizza crusts



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


Cook rice or quinoa 

Make salad dressing

Wash greens

Break cauliflower into florets

Make Kung Pao sauce


Roast spaghetti squash


Make stock, if using homemade


Season chicken for Moroccan sheet pan


Make seed crackers if making from scratch

Cook hard-boiled eggs



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! I have a free Monday newsletter with my thoughts, new recipes, and things I’m loving lately. Subscribe here!

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