One-dish meals are the best meals. Who has time to eat a protein and two sides separately? No one! That’s for chumps! Throw it all in a bowl. You’re a busy person.
Here’s what I ate this week:
Vegetarian Tikka Masala from Eating Well // I’ve never had Tikka Masala, vegetarian or otherwise, so I can’t really say how this compares to the original (reviews on the Eating Well website complain about it not tasting like restaurant Tikka Masala), but we really enjoyed it. It was relatively quick, easy, and with brown rice on the side, it made a filling dinner.
Buddha Bowl with Garlic Turmeric Cashew Cream from Tasty Yummies // Oh my goodness. Who knew a big bowl of veggies and grains could be so delicious? I love big, filling plant-based meals like this.
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Quinoa, Pomegranate Seeds, and Maple Pecans // This was inspired by a shaved Brussels sprout salad recipe on Kiran Tarun. Since I love my sprouts roasted, I tossed them in cider vinegar and oil and roasted them in the oven. Oh, Brussels sprouts, I could eat you all winter long. And I will!
Roasted Butternut Squash and Kale Salad with Orange Sage Dressing from Potluck // Julia from The Roasted Root shared this recipe on Potluck last week and I couldn’t wait to make it because I discovered a new trick with kale leaves. YOU CAN WILT THEM IN THE OVEN! Yes! You can! I’m sure this isn’t a new thing, but I tried it on a whim and I loved it because not only did the leaves wilt within a few minutes, the edges get crispy like kale chips too. Just spray a baking sheet with oil (I use my handy-dandy Misto), put the kale leaves in an even layer on top, spray the tops of the kale leaves, and pop them in the oven at 400º. After 3 minutes, give them a stir, and check on them periodically until they’re wilted and just beginning to crisp. Those oven-wilted kale leaves were perfect in this beautiful winter salad.
Green Apple Smoothie // This is Chris’s favorite smoothie. It’s basically this Apple Pie Smoothie with the addition of a handful or two of baby spinach. Starting the day with a smoothie makes me feel like I can conquer the world.
Honey-Roasted Cauliflower with Pine Nuts and Crispy Sage from Food For My Family // It never occurred to me to use honey with cauliflower, but this was absolutely delicious. It also made me wish I still had sage growing outside so I could throw this together on a regular basis.