Yesterday I did something SO crazy, a total bucket list item.
I MADE CROISSANTS!!!! Like, by hand. From scratch.
Were they perfect???? Uhhhh no. They need a lot of work. But they were also nowhere near as hard as I thought and even though they’re all kind of lopsided and a little burnt on the bottom, they are still super buttery and delicious and I will be eating them for breakfast all weekend. Not mad about that.
Other weekend plans? For us, some early morning playground-ing before the masses arrive, a lot of time outside, I may make macarons, the usual.
Let’s talk DINNER, which is a daily problem. This week’s meal plan is one of my favorites in a while. Here’s what we’re cooking!
- kale saag paneer – love paneer ALL THE WAYS
- mediterranean chickpea bowls – these make my heart happy
- loaded vegetarian tortilla soup – such rich flavor and you can top it with everything!
- lemon chickpea rice soup – slurp
- honey garlic chickpeas and vegetables – that sauce sounds SO good
- no bake peanut butter chocolate bars for dessert!
EASY KALE SAAG PANEER from Rhubarbarians
Prep Ahead Tip: All of the vegetables and greens can be chopped ahead and the paneer can be marinated overnight.
Vegan/Gluten Free Substitutions:For vegan, substitute tofu for the paneer, coconut milk for the yogurt and cream, and plant based butter. Recipe is gluten free.
MEDITERRANEAN CHICKPEA BOWLS from I Heart Vegetables
Prep Ahead Tip: No need to prep ahead.
Vegan/Gluten Free Substitutions: Recipe is gluten free. Skip the feta and use vegan yogurt to make this recipe vegan.
LOADED VEGETARIAN TORTILLA SOUP from Joanne Eats Well With Others
Prep Ahead Tip: Poblano peppers can be roasted ahead of time.
Vegan/Gluten Free Substitutions: Recipe is already gluten free. Omit queso fresco to make it vegan.
LEMON CHICKPEA RICE SOUP from Hummusapien
Prep Ahead Tip: Veggies can be chopped ahead of time.
Vegan/Gluten Free Substitutions: Recipe is vegan and gluten free.
HONEY GARLIC CHICKPEAS AND VEGETABLES From She Likes Food
Prep Ahead Tip: Recipes comes together in just 30 minutes.
Vegan/Gluten Free Substitutions: Recipe is gluten free, substitute maple syrup for the honey to make vegan
NO BAKE CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER BARS from Hummusapien
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