We are having an exceptionally sunny February in San Francisco this year. Days are getting longer and I am holding strong to my five times a week gym regimen! For this week, I curated an eclectic mix of recipes with the intention of bringing more flavor, heat and color to February.
I dialed back on the jar salads this week with only one option that is ultra layered and packed with flavor and texture.
Option A : Greek Quinoa Salad
From bottom to top of jar: oregano lemon dressing, chickpeas, artichoke hearts, roasted red bell peppers, quinoa, cucumber, olives, sun dried tomatoes, feta, basil and salad greens. Link to recipe: https://littlespicejar.com/greek-quinoa-salad-jars-meal-prep/
Option B : Sesame Noodle Bowls
I increased dressing ingredients quantities by 50% to get just a touch more creamy tahini on the noodles and chicken. Highly recommend you do this as well. Link to recipe: https://pinchofyum.com/15-minute-meal-prep-sesame-noodle-bowls
Option A : Cheesy Baked Pasta With Sausage and Ricotta
I am a huge fan of Melissa Clark and her cookbook Dinner Changing the Game. This week in the New York Times she came out with a new one pot dinner wonder: Cheesy Baked Pasta With Sausage and Ricotta. I will make this tonight as an extra treat on this three day week end. Link to recipe: https://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/1020811-cheesy-baked-pasta-with-sausage-and-ricotta
Option B : Sheet-Pan Gochujang Chicken and Roasted Vegetables
Gochujang was a bit of a stretch to find for my Instacart shopper but it really comes through in this delicious sheet pan dinner. Don’t skip the radishes, they are an amazing finishing touch. Link to recipe: https://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/1020829-sheet-pan-gochujang-chicken-and-roasted-vegetables?action=click&module=Global%20Search%20Recipe%20Card&pgType=search&rank=1
ON THE BAKING RACK
Healthy Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins
I received a special request to bake something chocolaty for a teammate birthday at work. I stumbled across this surprisingly healthy recipe for double chocolate muffins. Give it a try, you will be surprised! Link to recipe: https://www.ambitiouskitchen.com/healthy-double-chocolate-zucchini-muffins/
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