’Twas the week before Christmas and all through the house...there was no time to cook and every single room was a huge freaking mess. (That’s how it goes, right?) If this sounds like you, don’t worry. Here’s your meal plan for the next seven days. Now get back to scrolling through Amazon to buy last-minute gifts for…well, everyone.
1 bunch parsley leaves
2 bunches cilantro leaves
1 bunch mint leaves
2 bunches green onions
1 bunch basil
13 garlic cloves
1 head of broccoli
1 small head of cauliflower
1 cup kimchi
2 sweet onions
3 celery stalks
1½ cups cranberries
1 bunch scallions
1 bunch fresh thyme
1 bunch fresh rosemary
1 piece of ginger
1 red bell pepper
2 cups snap peas
1 bunch broccoli rabe
Two 6-ounce pieces of wild salmon
1½ pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, chopped
2 large eggs
2 pounds Italian sausage
8 pieces chicken (thighs, drumsticks or a mixture)
1 stick unsalted butter
2 tablespoons ghee
¾ cup Parmesan cheese
1 small bag steamed rice
12 ounces store-bought cheese tortellini
1 pound store-bought gnocchi
One 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes
4½ cups chicken broth
Pantry Ingredients: extra-virgin olive oil, smoked paprika, kosher salt, freshly ground black pepper, vegetable oil, cornstarch, sriracha, rice vinegar, brown sugar, red-pepper flakes, sesame seeds, hemp seeds, bay leaf, dried oregano, dried thyme, balsamic vinegar, soy sauce, nonstick spray, sesame oil
Monday: Cauliflower Steaks with Lemon-Herb Sauce
It’s Meatless Monday, but that doesn’t mean you need to eat a boring salad. These crispy cauliflower steaks are surprisingly filling, especially when you pair them with a side of forbidden rice.
Tuesday: Firecracker Chicken with Rice
Getting every single pot and pan dirty on a Tuesday night isn’t exactly our idea of fun. What is? This sweet, spicy and delightfully sticky firecracker chicken with rice that’s on the table in under an hour.
Wednesday: Hemp and Walnut Crusted Salmon with Broccoli and Kimchi Cauliflower Rice
Wanna know a secret? If you slow-cook salmon at a low temperature, you’ll have the flakiest, tastiest fish every single time. Don’t tell anyone.
Thursday: Tortellini Soup with Italian Sausage
The weather outside is frightful, but this soup is so delightful. Don’t forget to sprinkle some extra Parmesan on top and let it melt just a little bit before you dive in.
Friday: Balsamic Cranberry Roast Chicken
When company comes over, pop this beauty on the table. (Yes, you’re making your own marinade, but the extra effort is worth it, we promise.)
Saturday: Zoodle Stir-Fry
While the rest of the neighborhood waits more than an hour for their takeout, you can whip up this baby in less than 30 minutes.
Sunday: Skillet Gnocchi with Sausage and Broccoli Rabe
Before the workweek begins, we like to make a giant skillet of something comforting and delicious so we can nibble away at the leftovers on Monday afternoon. This, friends, is that giant skillet.