Here’s What to Cook Every Night This Week (April 13 – 19)

This week's meal plan is a delightful mix of minimal-ingredient wonders and pure escapism, so you can slay through the week with high spirits and zero stress in the kitchen. Coronavirus? We don't know her.

60 Easy Dinner Recipes for Two That Are Fabulous for Date Night

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Shopping List:

5 garlic cloves
4 lemons
1 small onion
2 bunches kale
3 cups mixed greens
4 cups Brussels sprouts
One 1½-inch piece fresh ginger
5 pounds mixed vegetables, such as eggplant, zucchini, carrots, cherry tomatoes, red onion, butternut squash and bell peppers
3 avocados
1 medium potato
2 navel, cara cara or blood oranges
1 pound baby purple or red potatoes
12 ounces green beans
8 ounces grape tomatoes
1 bunch fresh cilantro
1 bunch fresh basil
1 bunch fresh thyme
1 bunch fresh sage

8 ounces bonito tuna packed in olive oil
8 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs

1 cup blue cheese
8 eggs
8 ounces sour cream
⅓ cup shredded white cheddar cheese
8 ounces burrata cheese
Two 1-pound blocks feta cheese

2 cups couscous
1 package whole-wheat pita bread or flatbread
½ pound store-bought pizza dough

Canned and Packaged Goods
1 jar sundried tomato paste
One 15-ounce can chickpeas
3½ ounces dried apricots
1 preserved lemon
One 16-ounce jar salsa
Tortilla chips
1 jar store-bought pesto
1 jar Castelvetrano olives
¼ cup caper berries
1 jar capers
1 jar Niçoise olives
1 jar pickled radishes

Pantry Ingredients: sunflower seeds, blanched almonds, soft herbs (such as parsley, dill and mint), saffron, extra-virgin olive oil, ground cumin, ground cinnamon, ras el hanout, kosher salt, ground black pepper, slivered almonds, crushed red-pepper flakes, red wine vinegar, flaky sea salt, all-purpose flour, dijon mustard, dry white wine, everything bagel spice blend

Monday: Kale And Brussels Sprout Caesar Slaw

PSA: Brussels sprouts can be eaten raw and they’re so delicious that way. Use them in this healthy dish. Is it a kale salad? Is it a Caesar salad? Is it coleslaw? The answer is yes! (Pair it with whatever leftover protein you have on hand, like chicken breast or grilled tofu.)

Tuesday: Vegetable Tagine With Fluffy Couscous

Let's transport ourselves to beautiful Morocco, where the tagine is spicy, the veggies are plentiful and the couscous is fluffy.

Wednesday: Salsa Shakshuka

"Directions: open jar of salsa" is exactly what you'll need this hump day. (We won’t tell if you finish the whole bag of tortilla chips.)

Thursday: Potato And Burrata Pizza

This decadent pizza will look and taste so delicious and homemade that no one will know it's essentially just a bunch of store-bought ingredients layered together. Plus, potatoes on pizza? We're all in.

Friday: Baked Feta With Dill, Caper Berries And Citrus

Saying the sentence "I had a whole block of cheese for dinner" will never be sad again with this fancy feta recipe.

Saturday: Aran Goyoaga’s Niçoise Salad

This weekend, we're traveling to France—specifically, Nice. We're bringing the traditional potatoes, tuna, egg and green beans…and we're saying oui to the avocado as well, because why not?

Sunday: Braised Lemon Chicken

We love cooking with wine. Sometimes we even put it in the food. Case in point? This simple but sophisticated chicken dish that doesn’t take all night, but tastes like it does.

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