A one-pan pasta dish that is filled with winter squash, kale, capers, and lentils. It has a hint of spice and is delicious with a dusting of parmesan cheese on top.
One-Pan Pasta with Squash, Kale, and Capers

Having a real case of the Mondays here.

Yesterday we were out of the house from 10AM until 6PM (and this was after I did a 6 mile run, because DID I MENTION I’M RUNNING A HALF MARATHON IN MARCH) so not only was I exhausted but also, all of my weekend to-dos got thrown to the wayside in exchange for good old-fashioned fun.

I don’t regret a thing, but also I only meal-prepped for like a quarter of the week so I need something quick/easy/healthy to take care of the rest of it.

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Hey friends, Happy Saturday!!!!

We were geared up for an awesome weekend filled with Remy’s first ballet recital, lots of Christmas activities, and *maybe* even a visit to Santa but then the kid was up coughing ALL. NIGHT. LONG.

So I was also up. ALL. NIGHT. LONG.

Did you know that there are basically no quick fixes for kid coughs when they’re under 6 years old?? We did lots of spoonfuls of honey. steam-breathing in the bathroom, and finally Vicks VapoRub is what did the trick and got her to sleep. On me, of course, so guess who’ll be hacking up a lung in a few days????

She’s looking a lot better today in terms of cough frequency, so we’ll see what we actually end up doing.

Hope you’re all having a healthier time of it!! Here’s what we have for you on this week’s meal plan:

  • EASY minestrone soup – so hearty and fabulous
  • roasted potato, mushroom, and lentil kale salad – this is definitely a main meal kind of salad!
  • creamy vegan mushroom soup – stick to your ribs good
  • Indian vegetarian paneer and bean chili – a totally new and spiced up take on chili
  • crispy tofu steaks – whoa, need this

Happy eating!

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Spiced praline meringues that taste like Christmas spirit and would be the absolutely perfect addition to your holiday cookie tray!
Spiced Praline Meringues

DON’T BE ALARMED, but there are basically only 22 days until Christmas and I have bough exactly zero presents for anyone.

Well, Mike and I bought ourselves a vacuum because that’s the kind of exciting thing you do for yourself when you’re an adult. (Seriously though, it’s cordless and I am SO EXCITED about it. Maybe I’ll actually not hate vacuuming now??)

But other than that, we’re pretty much SOL.

Please tell me you’re in a better place with your Christmas shopping than we are.

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I don’t know about you all, but I’m still in this weird phase of post-Thanksgiving exhaustion so I don’t really feel like cooking anything but ALSO we only have a few tawdry leftovers in the fridge so…I really need to cook something. Like, ASAP.

It’s compounded by the fact that I’m on call this weekend and covering all the endocrine needs of three major hospitals. Yesterday I didn’t get home until 7PM, which is pretty much the latest I’ve gotten home since JULY.

Thankfully it’s easy to get your cooking mojo back up and running with just a quick glance at this week’s meal plan. So much healthy goodness! Here’s what we’re cooking:

  • 15 minute tomato soup – SIGN ME UP and bring me some grilled cheese to go with it, puh-lease
  • vegan butternut squash pasta – creamy in the BEST WAY
  • roasted vegetable stacked enchiladas – total comfort
  • easy weeknight kidney bean curry – all my curry-loving dreams come true!
  • easy peanut butter tofu – YES PLEASE

Happy eating!

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A hearty and healthy Tuscan white bean, kale, and farro stew.
Tuscan White Bean, Kale, and Farro Stew

Hi, over here! Buried under a pile of flour and butter and pumpkin pie filling.

I’ve done some prep work to get ready but tonight is when the real baking marathon starts and, wouldn’t you know, MY CHILD STILL EXPECTS TO EAT DINNER. Especially ironic given that she never actually eats the food I put in front of her.

Hmmph.

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