Farewell January! February is here and I am ready for it: new month, new intentions. I like to kick off a new month by making a list of short term goals I want to achieve. It helps me get the most out of each day and gives me a renewed sense of purpose. For this month, I am aiming to close my Apple Watch rings everyday, cycle over 50 miles in 4 spin classes and reducing screen time on my phone. Let’s get to it but first, let’s meal plan!
Option A : Barley Chicken Salad on Baby Spinach
This recipe is meant to be eaten in lettuce wrap which can be challenging to execute when eating at work so I will serve it on top of baby spinach.
Option B: Lentil and Red Bell Pepper Soup
Go forth ant double the spices quantities if you want a bit more heat. I ended up pureeing the soup with an immersion blender for a smoother finish. I will have this at lunch with a piece of my Everything Bagel Focaccia. Link to recipe: https://www.ricardocuisine.com/en/recipes/5214-lentil-and-red-bell-pepper-soup
Option A: Cashew Chicken with Brown Basmati Rice
I doubled the sauce recipe and was very happy I did. I also substituted the vegetables for what I had on hand. Link to recipe: https://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/cashew-chicken
Option B: Slow Cooker Bolognese Sauce
Ricardo’s recipes for the slow cooker are absolutely bullet proof. I must have made this sauce a dozen of times since his cookbook came out. It’s rich and hearty without being too fat. A must! Link to recipe: https://www.ricardocuisine.com/en/recipes/3623-slow-cooker-bolognese-sauce
ON THE BAKING RACK
King Arthur Flour has this simple focaccia recipe that is basically foolproof. Instead of herbs, I sprinkled a hefty amount of Everything Bagel seasoning on top. This will be delicious with soup for lunch. Link to recipe: https://www.kingarthurflour.com/recipes/blitz-bread-no-fuss-focaccia-recipe
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