Happy Weekend!  Never mind my thin skin and that I am wearing four layers to pickleball in the morning and it’s 50 degrees. I went out for my morning walk in my full-length puffer coat and gloves and I can’t stop making spicy hot chocolates and soup, soup, soup! For my lovelies who subscribe to my monthly online cooking class, I have live office hours on Tuesday, January 24th at 12:00 pm PT/3:00 pm ET.  Check your email for the zoom link and bring all your kitchen questions.  Or we can chat about anything – beauty products, happiness, kids, life, nothing is off limits!  Here’s your dinner planner for the week:


Meatless Monday: Poblano potato leek soup, quesadillas (swap avocados or refried beans for cheese to make it vegan or your favorite vegan cheese) I love adding roasted or sautéed veggies to my quesadillas!

Tuesday: tuna or wild salmon patties, Mediterranean quinoa salad

Wednesday: Chicken and veggie fajitas (mushrooms, zucchini, bell peppers, and/or onions), roasted sweet potato wedges (keep the skin on, cut into wedges and toss with olive oil, salt, pepper, a dash of paprika and garlic powder and roast at 425 until tender. Timing will depend on thickness of the wedges.)

Thursday: Wild halibut with Thai coconut sauce served with basic rice and blanched broccoli (the sauce is so good, you may want to double it!)

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

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

Sunday: Baked chicken with artichokes and capers,  celery root puree


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


Char poblanos

Wash leeks

Make stock

Cook quinoa

Make dressing


Assemble patties


Marinate chicken for fajitas


Wash collard greens


Make socca batter




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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