5 Recipes to Spice up Dinner


    This week, please welcome Rachel Knecht and her meal plans! Rachel is a recipe tester here on Simply Recipes and the blogger behind Baking with Rachel.

    How are you finding joy this week? I find joy in the simple aspects of daily life, such as kneading dough or stirring pasta. I enjoy planning meals and thinking of different ways to use the ingredients I have on hand. It’s an opportunity to pull out a different spice or sauce and have a completely different dinner experience than the night before.

    This week’s meal plan uses basics like canned tuna and pasta and adds a zing to each one. Olives brighten up the tuna in Tuna Pasta with Tomato and Olives. Ground paprika is added to chicken for Smoked Paprika Chicken and to vegetables in Quinoa Bowls with Sweet Potatoes, Black Beans, and Spinach for an exciting change of pace.

    Aromatics like onions and ginger add flavor to Steak Teriyaki and Tomato Tortellini Soup with Italian Sausage. Another bonus with these recipes is their flexibility. You can easily swap ingredients in marinades, soups, grain bowls and pastas to make a flavorful meal whether or not you have the exact items at home.

    One last thing: We wanted to highlight the ultimate way to save time in your week: having your groceries delivered right to your door. Click on the red “Add to Shopping List” button at the bottom of any recipe (or meal plan) and check it out! We call this feature “Relish” and we’re into it because, really, dinner can be simpler.

    • New to Meal Planning? Start here! 10 Things to Know If You’re a First-Time Meal Planner
    • Looking for Last Week’s Meal Plan? Here you go! (Plus, all past meal plans!)

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