This week’s menu is focused on light, bright, and healthy! Spring is busting out all over, from SF to Salzburg, where I was traveling for a work a few weeks ago. And no matter where I have traveled, there is no better place than San Francisco for fresh produce and organic deliciousness. But here’s a lovely photo from Salzburg. Nobody ever said this blog made sense.
Also – I’m going to be that person for a second, and I’m already sorry about it – but WEDDDDDDING. As the day approaches and dress fittings are now a thing, we are trying really hard to be better. Which, let’s face it, is hard. It’s no fun to whip up a bunch of kale for dinner, it’s just not. And from a cooking perspective, it’s way more fun to try new things and bake and drink a lot of wine whilst you do it.
However, I would rather be my most healthy and glowing in wedding pictures, instead of the me with a slight double chin that sometimes shows up. I think she comes straight from the bar, that dirty wench.
This week, I was focused on two things: using fresh produce with every meal, and trying to make delicious old comfort foods taste new and healthier in the process. Pad Thai got a health upgrade with 100% buckwheat soba noodles (vs. traditional rice noodles) and the addition of grilled chicken, shitake mushrooms, matchstick carrots and broccoli slaw. A dose of fresh lemon makes chickpea curry and noodle soup practically sing of spring, and of course, pizza is always better sans meat and with a very hearty dose of kale (and the rest of the mushrooms!) on top.
Also, in an effort to be extra helpful, I’m linking to the recipes we’re using wherever possible, even if they’re not mine. While that means I can’t vouch for and speak to the details of every single recipe, I always love to give other bloggers a little love – especially if we’re enjoying and using their recipes here in SF!
Monday – Pad Thai (makes 4 servings)
Tuesday – Chickpea Curry (makes 3 hearty servings)
Wednesday – Lemony Chicken Orzo Soup (makes 6 servings)
Thursday – Baked Tilapia and Broccoli (makes 2 servings)
Friday – Kale and Mushroom Pizza (makes 4 servings of 2 slices each)
Will you make any of these? I’d love to know!