I can’t believe I’ve already done 6 of these posts! I know some of you are getting good recipe ideas from them, so I’ll keep going!
Sunday- Chicken and Dumplings
Chicken and dumplings can be high in fat and refined carbs, but this recipe doesn’t include any butter and uses whole wheat flour. I also used my homemade vegetable broth to make it lower in sodium (and to save money and reduce food waste)!
This was a delicious, perfectly spiced meal! Turkey burgers are a staple in our house, so it was nice to mix it up with lamb this week.
Tuesday- Valentine’s Day Cheese Plate!
We decided to go out to dinner on Friday instead of on Valentine’s Day, but still wanted to do something special. I put together a cheese board with cheddar, goat, and blue cheese, prosciutto and soppressata, Nut Thin Crackers, bread, dates, dried apricots, and chocolate covered almonds. I made some apple chia jam to pair with the cheese as well. To finish it off we enjoyed chocolate covered strawberries and clementines.
We had a lot of parsley in our fridge, so instead of doing the classic basil pesto I went with parsley. The roasted grape tomatoes give it a bit of sweetness and juiciness.
Thursday- Cajun Red Beans and Rice
Michael and I took a trip to New Orleans a couple years ago and fell in love with the food and culture there. A lot of the food there is very rich, but this this recipe is low in fat and filled with vegetables.
Friday- Out to Dinner
Michael and I ate at Bricco in the North End. We shared an arugula salad with burrata with bread and oil to start. I got the brodetto (like a seafood stew) and Michael got the veal valdostana. We ended the night at Café Vittoria with some gelato and cannolis.
Saturday- Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpea Tacos
I made the recipe above but without the cabbage or jalapeno. It was a nice twist on your typical meat filled taco.
Have a great week!