Sunday- Chickpea Coconut Curry
I’ve made this recipe over and over again because it’s so delicious yet so easy. Instead of using shrimp, I used chickpeas which made it even easier (and cheaper!). I served it over brown rice instead of basmati for the whole grains!
Monday-Shrimp and Tilapia Curry with Whole Wheat Naan
Another curry! Ever since we went to South Africa Michael and I have been curry crazy! This is a recipe from “Cooking for Jeffrey,” the newest Ina Garten cookbook. I didn’t use quite as much butter as the recipe called for, and I substituted tilapia for curry since swordfish is expensive and high in mercury. Instead of serving it with rice, we had it with a side of whole wheat naan because naan is SO GOOD.
Tuesday- Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup
My mom worked at a Greek restaurant when I was growing up and they had a chicken egg-lemon soup that I loved. This soup was a rift on that, made with whole wheat orzo, homemade vegetable broth, chicken thighs, and fresh vegetables. To make it easier, I had the soup prepped earlier in the week and just reheated it on the stove on Tuesday night!
We had jambalaya leftover in the freezer from a few weeks back so I took it out to thaw on Sunday, added in some rice, and had it for a portable lunch on Wednesday night!
Thursday- Pina Colada Chicken
See the recipe!
Friday- Whole Foods Salad
I had to close on Friday night, so I wasn’t home to cook anything. Instead I made a salad from the salad bar at Whole Foods to get a hefty dose of vegetables.
Saturday- Dinner at Amrhein’s
On Saturday Michael and I treated ourselves to dinner at Amrhein’s in South Boston. I had the salmon burger with a side salad and Michael had the lobster mac and cheese.