Happy New Year!  I hope your new year is off to a good start! My January class will be up soon.  The last couple years I have done a “Dry January” theme, ie NO dessert recipe!  It’s not a punishment, but instead I try to get back to eating desserts in moderation and not twice a day like I may have done in the last week (or two.) The menu for this month’s class is Blistered Green Beans, Firecracker Tofu, Hot and Sour Soup, Shrimp Lo Mein, and Spicy Salmon Sushi Bake. Here’s your dinner planner for the week:


Meatless Monday: Big green detox salad with Bieler’s Broth or Super Greens soup

Tuesday: Thai Coconut Chicken Soup (you can use seafood instead of chicken, just cook for less time)

Wednesday: Three pea saute with or without turkey bacon. You don’t have to use three types of peas – use all frozen peas if you want. Plus wild salmon roasted on a sheet pan with carrots.  Start the carrots first at 400 degrees and try to guess about 10 minutes before they’re done.  Then add the salmon, brushed with olive oil and sprinkled with salt and pepper.

Thursday: Mediterranean skillet chicken and rice, add a salad or a sauteed vegetable on the side, like kale or spinach OR Weeknight cassoulet, roasted cabbage

Friday: Shirataki noodle stir fry – try this recipe. You can treat them like pasta and add whatever you want.

Saturday brunch: avocado toast served with sliced oranges

Sunday: Braised chicken with tomatoes, olives and capers (video here), polenta or pasta, sautéed garlic broccoli



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


Wash greens

Make dressing

Trim green beans


Make stock


Season chicken for skillet chicken and rice


Salt chicken for baked chicken with tomatoes



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