Some of you may have noticed that I don’t share my own recipes all that frequently anymore.  It’s not that I don’t cook at home.  It’s just that I don’t have the energy or patience to measure out ingredients, write everything down, and type it all up.  Not my forte I suppose!

With that being said, if I make something that’s too good not to share, I will (well…maybe!).  And I definitely want to share more of the recipes I come across during my weekly meal planning process.  There are some great dishes out there just waiting to be made!

This Week’s Meal Plan

I’m not exactly sure what day these meals will be made on, but I like to plan for four meals and then adjust as we go.

Recent Favs from Trader Joe’s

Trader Joe's products

Cilantro salad dressing – This dressing is now a favorite in our household.  Even for me, the cilantro hater!  I love that you don’t need a ton to get a experience the strong flavor.  While Vishnu often uses it as intended (and as a sandwich spread), I use it as more of sauce – on top of nachos, eggs, veggie bowls, etc.  I don’t see us expiring this product any time soon!

Nutritional yeast – I think I mentioned that TJ’s now sells nutritional yeast in a previous post.  What a fun discovery!  I love using this stuff on top of everything, as it packs a big nutritional punch.  More info here.

Lemongrass and sage hand soap – I absolutely love this hand soap and keep a bottle by my kitchen sink.  I am a huge fan of herbal scents, and this hits the spot.

Well, I hope you had a great weekend.  Other than meal planning and shopping at Trader Joe’s, mine included a fun brunch with friends, hanging out with Aekta and Adarsh, and odds and ends at home [Vishnu worked a Saturday 12p- Sunday 8a shift at the hospital].

Happy Monday!

By Parita

6 thoughts on “This Week’s Meal Plan + Recent Favs from Trader Joe’s”
  1. You’re a cilantro hater?! And you call yourself brown 😉 I kid, I kid. I loooove cilantro dressing. I bought the Boathouse Farms equivalent from Whole Foods and it’s easily our favorite and it’s made with Greek yogurt. So yummy! 🙂 Nice meals!

    1. The improvisation part is key! I like to include at least one meal that is easy enough to take out or move around without wasting food. I have quite the system as you can see 😉

    1. I saw that coffee flour at TJs! Tempted to buy it but didn’t know how I’d use it. Let me know if you figure out some delicious recipes!

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