Za’atar crusted fried halloumi served with lemony sumac roasted vegetables and Israeli couscous – bowl food at its finest.
Za'atar Crusted Halloumi with Sumac Roasted Vegetables and Couscous

It’s March!!!!

I don’t know how to feel about that, given the events of last year. We went into the month so innocently and came out having experienced a collective trauma that I’m not sure any of us have been able to process given the unrelenting demands that the pandemic has placed on us.

Well, we won’t be so naive again. Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice…well, you know.

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Happy weekend!!

Remy and I are baking a (belated) birthday cake for me this weekend, so I’m pretty jazzed about that. She initially said she wanted me to make a SEAWEED flavored cake, which I quickly vetoed, and we compromised on an “outer space” themed cake. (On a side note, if anyone knows what “outer space” flavor is, some insight would be much appreciated.)

Otherwise we don’t have a lot on the agenda. It’s supposed to rain here all weekend so we’ll probably be staying inside for the most part, though we may try to sneak in a walk or two if it ever lets up.

Let’s talk this week’s meal plan! Here’s what we’re cooking:

  • vegan quinoa chili – looks SO hearty
  • cheesy broccoli and rice – OMG yes
  • white bean soup with pasta and rosemary – total comfort
  • pad thai stir fry – lick the bowl clean!
  • teriyaki tofu bowls – delicious.

Happy eating!

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Chocolate pistachio macarons – only the BEST macaron flavor combination ever! Fudgy cocoa macaron shells are filled with pistachio swiss meringue buttercream in these two-bite treats.
Chocolate Pistachio Macarons

Last weekend I found myself with a real problem.

Okay, not a real real problem, kind of a *good* problem, but a problem nonetheless.

And that was: a freezer full of leftover pistachio swiss meringue buttercream that had been there since CHRISTMAS that I had completely forgotten about.

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Creamy mascarpone tortellini served with roasted cherry tomatoes and thinly sliced kale in this family friendly vegetarian weeknight dinner.
Creamy Mascarpone Tortellini with Roasted Tomatoes and Kale

Let’s talk about this for a second because it’s about to be your *NEW* *FAVORITE* weeknight meal: cheese tortellini enrobed in a creamy mascarpone sauce, cozied up next to caramelized roasted tomatoes and garlicky tender kale.

Whhhhaaatttttttttttt. Yes. 

It’s just yum all over the place.

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Loaded vegetarian picadillo tacos made with a bean-based picadillo with all the spice and flavor of the original meaty version.
Loaded Vegetarian Picadillo Tacos

Vegetarian picadillo tacos to make ALL of our Monday dinners a little better tonight!!

Oof that weekend was a rough one. I was on call and got 2AM middle-of-the-night pages EVERY SINGLE NIGHT. 

Apparently everyone was having emergent (and in some cases not at all emergent – but that’s a litany of complaints for another day) endocrine issues.

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Happy Saturday!

I’m working this weekend, so excuse the brevity but I need to be inserting a coffee IV into my veins and chart reviewing all of my patients.

Let’s talk meal plans! This week we’re eating:

  • pinto bean taco lettuce wraps – SO easy and healthy
  • vegan chickpea curry – yup, pass a bowl
  • black-eyed pea stew with green herb smash – so much color and fresh flavor
  • mediterranean vegetable pasta – total comfort food
  • tofu broccoli pasta – wow

Happy eating!

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