5 Things to Cook This Week

With the territory of a house comes the responsibility of cooking your own meals. Today I thought I’d just share some of my favorite things I’ve cooked recently. Not too exciting, but it’s hard to plan a menu for the week and I hope you can get some ideas!

Disclaimer: you’re going to see a lot of Gwenyth Paltrow in here… I promise her recipes are delicious!!!

1. Chicken Gyro Salad

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The marinade for the chicken is just right and I could eat the tzatziki dressing by the spoonful.

2. Sweet Potato Black Bean Kale Skillet

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The flavors in this make me so happy, y’all. It’s incredibly filling and warm, yet still has awesome spice and is so healthy! I have now made it with both spinach and kale, so use whatever you have on hand. And it’s truly perfect on a whole wheat tortilla with cilantro, avocado and lime juice.

3. Healthy Banana Walnut Muffins

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These were so incredibly easy to make, they had no white sugar, and they’re a perfect way to use up browned bananas. The muffins wound up moist and puffy; perfect for breakfast on the go! I did a mixture of banana and walnuts, but I’d add dark chocolate chips if you prefer sweeter things.

4. Minty Cucumber-Quinoa Salad

Hands down, this is my favorite quinoa recipe!! It has just the right sweetness and crunch, and it tastes just as good the next day or two for lunch.

5. Turkey Burgers with Roasted Pepper and Avocado Salsa

These were the first meal we cooked in our house & they were a huge hit with my roommates! For the salsa I didn’t have roasted peppers so I used fresh bell peppers and it was still delicious. The burgers were juicy, cooked easily without falling apart and the salsa was fresh and flavorful. I think I might make them again this week…

All of these recipes are incredibly easy and (for the most part) fast, making them perfect for weeknight dinners. I halved most to feed just me, so adjust them to your needs.

I hope you had a great labor day weekend,

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Days Go By

I can feel ’em flying. (sing it, y’all)

Clearly my Tuesday post didn’t happen. But what did happen was:

I actually went on a run;

I made some lovely cranberry scones for breakfast;

I cooked my favorite quinoa recipe;

I spent most of the day with the three sweet angels I babysit;

I watched Anastasia for the first time ever;

and I participated in a CAAKE house Beyoncé dance party, prompted by this video.

It was a full day. 

Tomorrow our hand built table arrives (thanks Dad), I’m trying a new breakfast spot with some dear friends and I’m one day closer to the start of school. 

I’ll be here listening to Keith Urban and wishing summer was just a week longer. 

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