Here’s What to Cook Every Night This Week (Sep 30-Oct 7)

Chicken, salmon, steak and lentils—this week features some of our favorite proteins. Add to that delicious fall flavors, like sweet potatoes and fresh herbs, and you’ve got an enviable menu for the next seven days. Here’s everything you need to cook dinner Monday through Sunday.

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Grocery List:

3 lbs. chicken thighs
2 lbs. chicken breasts
1 lb. salmon fillet
1 lb. flank steak
8 shallots
16 garlic cloves
1 red onion
32 scallions
8 oz mushrooms (beech, shiitake or button)
5 medium or large sweet potatoes
4 cups arugula
2 large handfuls of greens such as bok choy, spinach or chard
½ lb. green beans
1 red pepper
1 zucchini
12 apricots
1 orange
1 lemon
1 lime
1 tablespoon chopped fresh tarragon
1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
1 chunk of ginger
1 can lentils
1 cup chicken broth
1 cup pesto
½ cup Parmesan cheese
¼ cup heavy cream
13.5 oz can of coconut milk
2 tablespoons tahini
1 lb. orecchiette
1 cup uncooked jasmine rice
¾ cup dry white wine
2 tablespoons dry sherry

Pantry Ingredients:

Kosher salt, ground black pepper, extra-virgin olive oil, vegetable oil, avocado oil, peanut oil, sesame oil, flour, sugar, brown sugar, cornstarch, unsalted butter, apple cider vinegar, maple or agave syrup, Dijon mustard, soy sauce, sesame seeds, cumin, coriander, cayenne, crushed red pepper flakes

Monday: Roasted Broccoli Farro Bowls

Start the week off on a healthy note with a broccoli and farro bowl. The best part? Make extra as meal prep for this week’s lunches too.

Tuesday: Purple Sweet Potato Coconut Curry With Beech Mushrooms And Bok Choy

Don’t be fooled by how pro Coterie member Jodi Moreno’s curry looks. It’s incredibly easy to throw together and takes only one pot.

Wednesday: Stir Fried Chicken With Scallions

Grab those extra scallions and turn on the wok: Tonight’s dinner is a stir-fried chicken with ginger, sesame and soy sauce, thanks to Coterie member Katie Workman.

Thursday: Tahini Mustard Sweet Potato, Lentil And Arugula Salad

This salad involves some roasting, but it’s so worth it when you bite into the warm sweet potatoes and lentils with Dijon dressing. It’s a great dish from Coterie member Gena Hamshaw.

Friday: Salmon Pasta With Homemade Pesto

Celebrate the end of a long week with a quick and easy pesto pasta dish. Now, cue the Netflix. 

Saturday: Skillet Chicken With Apricots And Herbs

Stock up on apricots before the season is over—they add a sweet component to this hearty chicken dish with fresh tarragon and basil.

Sunday: 30-minute Korean Beef And Toasted Sesame Rice

Serve up a dinner that looks like you spent all of Sunday in the kitchen...but you didn’t. (This is done in 30 minutes!)

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