10 Recipes for Dinner
As everyone continues to cook up a storm during all this time inside, I thought I'd share ten of my favorite homemade dinner recipes.
You'll notice there's a lot of salmon on the menu. This last year we've been trying to eat healthier even if it's a small change like replacing salmon for beef meal options or going vegetarian for a night when cooking at home. I've been having a tough time finding hearty vegetarian meals, most of them are side dishes. If you have any great vegetarian dinner recipes, please share them with me.
1. Pecan-Crusted Salmon & Brussels Sprouts
Pecans and brussels sprouts are two of my favorite things to eat. I love this dish because it is healthy, and the prep is easy and quick. When we all get back to commuting, it makes for a great weeknight meal.
2. Thai Pineapple Chicken
Josh loves Thai food, so I was excited when I found this one. I use thawed cauliflower rice, and it saves a little time on prep.
3. Chicken Stuffed Eggplant
This comes from the same source as the Thai Pineapple Chicken recipe, and it's based on paleo cooking. I bake chicken strips and then shred it instead of using ground chicken.
4. Chicken and Dumplings
This is one of Josh's favorites. I typically make it on the weekend as the prep requires some time, and there are some steps in between the slow cooker cook time. To help cut down on time, I use chicken strips instead of chicken breasts.
5. Salmon Avocado Salad
I make this once a week because it's healthy and easy to make even with the homemade dressing. I'm not a fan of raw onion, so I skip that and add in artichokes. Sometimes I make garlic bread to serve on the side.
6. Sweet Potato Quiche
We make this quiche weekly. It is a time commitment with 55 minutes of bake time and well worth it. I add in garlic and bell pepper. We've made it with goat cheese and feta, Josh prefers goat cheese, and I prefer it with feta. Either way, it's a delicious vegetarian dish.
7. Lemon Garlic Salmon
I prefer to bake my salmon when possible, so I lay it on the pan and sprinkle all the ingredients over it. I pair this one with garlic parmesan cauliflower. It's an indulgent side dish and requires some time but so worth it.
8. Salmon Burgers with Slaw
This one is a good mix it up dish option when the regulars start to feel too repetitive. As someone still learning my way around the kitchen, I was glad to see it came with a side dish recipe for it. I love it when they give suggestions for main dishes.
9. Tuscan Butter Salmon
This one is more of an indulgent recipe than healthy, but that could be because I make it into a pasta dish. I squeeze the lemon in the sauce when adding the parmesan, heavy cream, and herbs and serve it over either angel hair or orzo. It is so good and another weekly staple in our household.
10. Stewed Peppers and Tomatoes with Eggs
This is another great vegetarian option. I'm still mastering the yolk cooking time, it takes me longer than the allotted time, so if you master this before I do, let me know the trick.
I hope you enjoy some of our favorite recipes and be sure to share your family's favorites in the comments below.
Until next time,
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