Some weeks, we’re into lean protein and veggies. Others, (when it’s 20 degrees outside) all we want is a warm, cheesy pot bubbling away on the stove. Can you guess which kind of week it is?

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Shopping List

1 large white onion
2 yellow onions
13 garlic cloves
1 bunch green onions
1 bunch fresh basil
3 roma tomatoes
1 cup cherry tomatoes
3 cups mustard greens
½ cup bean sprouts
1 avocado
1 extra-large fennel bulb
1 bunch kale
2 heads cauliflower
1 small knob ginger
2 lemons
7 marinated green olives
3 pounds ground turkey
1 pound Italian sausage
1 pound ground pork
8½ cups chicken broth
4 eggs
2 cups brown rice
One 15-ounce can white beans
One 15-ounce can black beans
Two 15-ounce cans whole corn kernels
1 cup grape leaves (jarred or canned)
1 cup dried chickpeas
1 pound wide rice noodles
¾ cup breadcrumbs
2 pounds gnocchi
¼ cup pumpkin seeds
½ cup chopped peanuts
1 teaspoon sumac
Two 1.25-ounce packages taco seasoning
1 cup Parmesan cheese
1 ounce crumbled goat cheese

Pantry Ingredients

Extra-virgin olive oil, vegetable oil, ground cumin, ground coriander, cayenne pepper, chili powder, paprika, kosher salt, fine sea salt, freshly ground black pepper, red-pepper flakes, dried dill, soy sauce, rice vinegar, sriracha

Cotter Crunch

Monday: Greek Cauliflower Salad Bowls

We’re all about the Mediterranean diet these days.

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Tuesday: 15-Minute Cheater’s Pad Thai

Faster than ordering from your favorite takeout joint.

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Damn Delicious

Wednesday: Taco Meal Prep Bowls

Opt for ground turkey instead of beef for a lean protein source that doesn’t sacrifice flavor.

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Pinch of Yum

Thursday: 30-minute vegetarian meatballs

Consider this your weeknight version of Sunday sauce.

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The Almond Eater

Friday: One-Pot Gnocchi with Sausage and Kale

A comfort food lover’s dream, ready in 30 minutes.

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Feasting at Home

Saturday: Lemony Chickpea Soup with Fennel and Sumac

Psst: It’s the winter of chickpea soup.

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Sunday: White Turkey Chili with Avocado

The same satisfying dish, with fun new flavors.

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