I always say that St. Patrick’s Day is a MAJOR opportunity to get all the green foods in!  If you have little kids, start blending spinach into muffins and pancake batter and then they’ll see that green foods are not scary, but delicious! In other news, if you take my monthly online cooking class, the March class has been uploaded and it’s fabulous!  The recipes are geared toward both Easter and Passover and celebrate Spring.  One concept I address in the class is how to layer flavors.  If you are not taking my monthly cooking class, you should!  You’ll learn so much and have access to my newest recipes a year before everyone else.  Plus we have an optional monthly zoom later in the month so I can answer all your burning questions.  JOIN US!  Here’s your dinner planner for the week:

Meatless Monday: Roasted sweet potatoes and leeks with garlic dressing, herbed mixed-grain pilaf from my cookbook

Tuesday: Yerba Mate chicken and cilantro soup

Wednesday: Lime-Soy fish, sautéed asparagus, lemony greek potatoes

Thursday (St. Patrick’s Day): We don’t eat beef, but if you want to make a traditional corned beef and cabbage recipe, I would listen to my friend Marcia Smart. You can make an array of yummy “green” things for St. Patrick’s day without using food coloring. We will most likely make split pea soup and Irish soda bread.  Other green food you could try: green pancakesgreen muffins (these have been around the world and back!), green breakfast cookies, green matcha chia pudding“leprechaun juice” smoothievegan mint chip smoothiegreen spinach risottoasparagus or broccoli soup, one pot barley with melted cabbage from my cookbook or any recipe using a green vegetable such as minted sugar snap peas, Brussels sproutsbroccolicabbage or spinach

Friday: Black rice salad with edamame and broccoli and stir fried tofu. You could also add shrimp here or any leftover animal protein from another night.

Saturday brunch: Cauliflower and kimchi “fried rice” from Gweneth Paltrow’s book “It’s All Easy”, topped with a poached or fried egg

Sunday: Zuppa Toscana, pizza (either take-out or homemade or semi-homemade with a frozen crust)


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


Make garlic dressing

Make stock

Make fish marinade

Make dressing for black rice salad


Marinate potatoes 


Cook black rice

Make muffins or breakfast cookies


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 on sale for $14.99 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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