Dinner Planner: Week of September 25th 2017

Dinner Planner: Week of September 25th 2017

I’m in Dallas for the weekend for family weekend at the girls’ school.  And it’s my older daughter’s birthday, so we’ll be doing lots of celebrating!  I’m staying a few days extra to teach a private class at my friend Lisa’s house, do a book signing at Interabang Books, and a cookign sgement on the FOX channel.  Busy, busy!

Here’s your dinner planner for the week:

Meatless Monday: Late summer minestrone, salad or avocado toast if you need more

Tuesday: California greek salad, grilled or poached chicken or add rotisserie chicken if you want

Wednesday: Deconstructed fish taco bowls on rice, millet, quinoa or cauli-rice. I like these with avocado, salsa, and the ahi verde sauce from my cookbook, plus any veggies in the crisper like raw cucumbers or roasted carrots

Thursday: Eggplant, mozzarella and saffron rice bake from bon appetit (for dairy-free and vegans, use the cashew ricotta from this recipe) I will use a pinch of turmeric for the saffron, plus a green salad

Kol Nidre (day before Yom Kippur): brisket, easy no-fail whole roast chicken with onions, fennel and potatoes, shredded sweet potatoes and apple, honey-lemon green beans, green salad with everyday salad dressing #2

Yom Kippur Break Fast: I make so many different dishes, including Spanakopita, frittata, salads (like this delicata squash and apple salad, kale salad, and spinach and quiona salad with feta, broccoli crunch salad), tuna salad, chicken soup, noodle kugel (my mother-in-law’s recipe)

Sunday: Breakfast salad for dinner(I’ll sub leftover lox from last night for the turkey bacon)

Here’s what you can do ahead if you need:


Wash lettuce greens and herbs

Rice your cauliflower, if using

Cook white beans from scratch if you don’t want to use canned, see this post for how to cook beans from scratch

Make chicken or vegetable stock

Make pesto, if you want to use it on the minestrone

poach chicken, if using


Make aji verde sauce, if using

Cook rice, millet or quinoa for taco bowls

If making roast chicken for the holiday, salt your chicken using this method


Prep for Yom Kippur (make brisket, salad dressings, etc.)

Here’s a link to my previous dinner planners.

If you like my recipes, you’ll LOVE my new cookbook!

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  1. Hi Pamela,
    I am tying to find your vegan bolognase. Can you direct me where to find it?
    Thank you,

    • Hi Jane, it hasn’t been posted anywhere yet. Look out for it after Thanksgiving/the beginning of December!

  2. Thank you for sharing your weekly plan with us!! All of these recipes look so delicious!

    • My pleasure!

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