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MY FRIENDS! It seems like there have been a handful of posts in the last few months where I’ve listed my few favorite fast weeknight meals. And I tend to list the same few every time. So I thought it was about time that I do a larger roundup of my favorite quick weeknight meals. Especially if you’re trying to follow some ofthese ways to simplify weeknight cooking。
So here’s a pretty exhaustive list of the weeknight recipes I have made repeatedly. They’re mostly mine (because let’s be honest, those are easiest for me to go through and find my favorites!) and Rachael Ray’s. Because she is LIFE. Well, foodie life.
So here they are! With some minimal organization.
ON THE BARBECUE:
- The easiest foil packet meal。
- Kabobs are so easy!Last week, I made an even easier meal. Chopped up all my kabob ingredients and threw them on my mesh vegetable tray for the grill and just scooped it into bowls.
TOFU + TEMPEH:
- 我的favorite and most frequently made sweet glazed tempeh of all time。
- And coconut tempeh nuggets are for sure the runner-up.
- Spicy grilled tofu with strawberry-mango salsais SO fast and super light. The perfect spring meal.
- I’m super happy I did this roundup because I forgot aboutthese caramelized shallot rice and tempeh bowlsand they’re SO GOOD. Going to make these like this week…
- Tuna towers win the award for “highest ratio of impressiveness to time needed”。
- Simple sea steakis even easier.
- Bread crumb pasta is Preston’s favorite(and he still doesn’t know I make it with anchovies most of the time).
- Cauliflower alfredo pastais also way healthier than it seems!
- Pasta primaverais awesome because you can make it your own and stick to your favorite veggies.
- 我的drunken Tuscan pastais an awesome choice for a meal that seems way too special for your ordinary weeknight.
- A fantasticlo mein recipethat is such a crowd pleaser.
- 我的other go-to crowd pleaser pasta isthis spicy penne。我已经修改它相当多(现在仍然让我t vegan): tofurkey sausage, tofutti cream cheese, QUADRUPLE the basil (or even more!), and sriracha instead of chile paste (just because I always have it.) It’s fantastic to make for a big group of people – I keep it mild and put a bottle of sriracha on the table so everyone can adjust their spice level.
- Another Rachael Ray favorite islasagna pasta toss。
- Give me any kind offlavorful tofu or tempeh on a salad。
- 任何panzanella saladwill do.
- Hoisin glazed salmon salad。
- This is really just for the dressing because I could eatthis spicy lemongrass miso salad dressingon plain lettuce and be satisfied for dinner.
- Roasted Brussels sprouts with tofurkeyprobably wins the award for “I can eat it on repeat without getting tired of it.” Sadly, Preston cannot.
- Sushi fried riceis an awesome option if you have leftovers. If we have spare rice, veggies, any kind of protein, or annoying jars with just a little sauce left… I’ll mix them all into fried rice! This recipe is for a sushi variety, but I love fried rice with whatever you have around.
- 我的pineapple teriyaki sauceis my longest standing favorite… probably ever. Also probably my most mentioned recipe on here. Sorry if you’re tired of hearing about it, but I am STILL nowhere near tired of making or eating it, so I’ll probably keep bringing it up.
- Potsticker stir fryis SO EASY and SO FUN.
- I’m super obsessed with my crazy flavorful sauce from thesehoisin lettuce wraps。And this is a great recipe for a super light dinner that’s so fun you don’t realize how healthy it is.
- I’ve shared this quickie recipe for my cilantro zucchini latkes before. It was an old favorite from Cooking Light. I couldn’t find the original recipe, but here’s the best I remember: 1 giant zucchini + 1 giant potato + 1 small onion + 2 cloves garlic, all shredded. Add 1 egg (or an Ener-G egg replacer!) + 1 T oil + salt and pepper to taste. Form in 4 patties and cook on low-medium heat in a nonstick skillet!
- Rachael Ray’s honey nut chicken是第一个“真正的”recipe I ever made and I was SO obsessed with it my first few years of cooking. I may have overdone it, but I still coat tempeh or fish with this breading now and I love it.
- The second recipe I ever made wasshrimp scampiand I just rotated between this and honey nut chicken for probably a solid two months before I felt ready to branch out.
- 我不知道为什么这样sweet corn and potato saute side dishis so good but DAMN I love it.
- Lately, I’ve been makingthis quickie romesco sauceto throw on top of plain fish and whatever sides I feel like throwing together for an awesome quick meal. It helps that I bought a HUGE jar of roasted red peppers at Costco for $8.
THAT’S IT! I hope you like some of these as much as I do. If I weren’t always trying new recipes for blog recipes and inspiration, I could probably stick to these recipes like 85% of the time and be totally happy.