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Meal Plan #15

I am super pumped about the salmon burgers this week! I will be simplifying the recipe quite a bit, but if you have the time, the original recipe looks worth the effort (though I’ve not tried it yet . . . ).

I’d also like to share our homemade pizza dough recipe and technique with you later this week. We’ve finally figured out how to make them turn out from scratch at home without getting soggy in the middle. Jason said the one he made was perhaps the best pizza he has ever eaten!! From a foodie/pizza fan, that is saying a lot!

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Slow Cooker Black Bean (and veg!) Soup

I love a good soup to warm me up on a cold night. Bonus if it is pre-made and ready to go in the slow cooker at dinner time. Double bonus if it is black bean soup! My inspiration recipe wasn’t super kid friendly (too many jalapeños), and once I took out the spice, it didn’t leave it with much flavour. A few strategically places spices later, and we had a winner! Here’s how it all went down:

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Meal Plan #14

I went to make the pea carbonara from last week’s meal plan and realised I had no eggs! (I’m always running out of eggs…) Anyway, there is no pea carbonara recipe again this week, but I did manage to come up with a really fun recipe that night instead. I want to try a few different variations before posting it, but as a little teaser I’ll tell you that it is a super easy wonderpot version of a family favourite. 😀

We’ve got another cold week ahead here in London, so I’ve put two soups, and one of my favourite childhood comfort foods (chicken parmigiana) to keep us nice and cosy. I’ve also got a really fun Friends With Recipes post for you this week! I can’t wait to share it with you!

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Lentil Soup with Smoked Paprika

Jason discovered this recipe shortly after we moved to London and it has been a favourite ever since. It tastes delicious, is easy to make, and is full of healthy ingredients. A major bonus is that as long as you have garlic and an onion on hand, the rest of the ingredients can come from your pantry so it is a great last minute meal! (It is definitely nicer with fresh thyme, but still delicious with dried!) I’ve adapted this recipe so that it is a bit easier for a weeknight meal, and have also included a handful of spinach for a bit of veg (though I forgot to put it in this batch! Oops!).

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Meal Plan #7

I just finished up a meeting with another SE London mama about some really fun food/community building ideas! We’re still figuring out how to make it all work, but it is shaping up to be pretty exciting! I can’t wait to tell you more!

In other news, we’ve reached seven weeks of meal planning here on the blog! I feel like the tenth week should be something more exciting . . . perhaps a guest recipe? What do you think?

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Weekly Meal Plan #6

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We’ve had a fantastic break, but I admit I am looking forward to getting back to normal life! I’ve spent the last few weeks feasting on heavy foods and far too many Christmas cookies, and am looking forward to returning to our usual vegetarian fare.

We’re starting out the new year with some of our favourite recipes. I am particularly excited to share Tuesday’s recipe with you. It is SO good!

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Chicken and Dumplings

My husband makes a Thomas Keller version of this dish that literally takes two full days to make and is out-of-this-world delicious. This version I’ve adapted from Martha Stewart takes nowhere near that amount of time, but it is still super yummy!

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It is a perfect dish for a chilly evening, and also works well as a quick meal to serve guests. (Though if you happen to have copious amounts of time, look up the Thomas Keller version as well!!)

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Potato Leek Soup with Croutons

[Last week was manic, and this week is even manicker. I am in the last stages of planning this massive event and will also be juggling a big singing gig this week and next. I am definitely feeling in over my head; the good news is that I will have my life back in just over a week-and-a-half! Wahoo! Until then, I am not doing much meal planning because I am not home much. That being said, I will try to post recipes when I can!]

Now to the fun bit:

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My friend Kate taught this recipe to me when I was eighteen and it has been a favourite ever since! It requires very few ingredients, is easy to make and it is D-licious. Here’s what you need:

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Weekly Meal Plan #4

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You know what they call Thanksgiving in the UK? Thursday. There’s no day off, no turkey, no parades . . .  just the day before Friday. It can be a difficult day for Americans abroad. That being said, we are hosting our fifth Thanksgiving here in London on Saturday with friends and neighbours; it always ends up being one of the best days of the year. I will be sure to put up a post with pictures of what we make and eat!

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Lentil Soup

This is one of my favourite soups. The ingredients are simple (onion, garlic, carrot, lentils, etc.), but they mix together to create a perfectly flavoured meal.

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