Here’s What to Cook Every Night This Week (March 28 – April 3)

It’s likely that no one really prefers vegetables to say, chocolate cake. But have you considered that your veg rotation only feels boring because you aren’t branching out? (Broccoli. Sweet potatoes. Brussels sprouts. Repeat.) This week, broaden your produce horizons with seven recipes that star underrated greens, root veggies and alliums that deserve your attention. Think hearty pasta, soul-warming soup and even a dinner party-ready tart.

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Shopping List

Two 1-inch pieces ginger
6 garlic cloves
1 head cauliflower
4 extra-large leeks
8 ounces shiitake mushrooms
2 lemons
2 heads red cabbage
1 large red onion
3 celery stalks
2 apples
12 ounces collard greens
4 medium carrots
2 medium peaches
2 limes
3 medium beets
12 ounces baby spinach
5 ounces radicchio
2 bunches broccolini
1 bunch scallions
1 bunch dill
1 bunch thyme

1 pound skin-on chicken thighs
1¼ pounds thin pork cutlets
6 large eggs
1 pound large shrimp

1 stick unsalted butter
3¼ ounces feta
Crème fraiche, sour cream or Greek yogurt, for serving
2 ounces crumbled goat cheese

9 ounces grain-free fettuccine (or regular fettuccine)

Canned and Packaged Goods
3 ounces chicken broth
Sesame seeds
2 ounces pine nuts
Nutritional yeast
Preserved lemon
64 ounces vegetable stock
Caraway seeds
3 ounces walnuts
2 ounces dry-roasted peanuts
Peach or white balsamic vinegar
1 sheet frozen puff pastry

Pantry Ingredients: kosher salt, freshly ground black pepper, soy sauce, honey, sesame oil, vegetable oil, extra-virgin olive oil, garlic powder, all-purpose flour, Dijon mustard, red wine vinegar, balsamic vinegar, sugar, sriracha, za’atar, cumin seeds

Monday: Meal-prep Honey Sesame Chicken With Broccolini

Broccolini (or baby broccoli) is beloved for its versatility and sweet, earthy flavor. Here, it’s paired with low-carb cauliflower rice and sweet-and-savory chicken thighs.

Tuesday: Grain-free Mushroom, Spinach And Leek Pasta

You only *think* you don’t like mushrooms. This 20-minute fettuccine is sure to change your mind. Since they’re cooked in ghee before being mixed in, they have tons of buttery flavor.

Wednesday: Pork Scallopini With Lemon, Capers And Radicchio

Don’t look now, but the chicken breast in your fridge is getting awfully jealous. Bitter, spicy (and gorgeous) radicchio makes this lightning-fast meal seem way fancier than it is.

Thursday: Yotam Ottolenghi’s Braised Eggs With Leek And Za’atar

Meet our new favorite twist on shakshuka. All this saucy, cheesy masterpiece needs is a hunk of crusty bread for dipping and a bottle of Chardonnay.

Friday: Winter Red Cabbage And Apple Soup

Don’t let winter end without whipping up this one-pot crowd-pleaser. Red cabbage is the secret to its stunning purple hue.

Saturday: Sriracha Shrimp Skewers With Collard-peach Salad

If you like kale, you’ll love collard greens. Here, they’re massaged with cabbage, salt and sugar for maximum tenderness. Then, they’re tossed with nuts, peaches, carrots and a simple vinaigrette.

Sunday: Beet And Goat Cheese Tart

Store-bought puff pastry always wards off our Sunday Scaries. If the weather is warm enough, serve this beet-crowned entrée alfresco.

For even more great recipes, check out our first cookbook, Only the Good Stuff.

taryn pire

Food Editor

Taryn Pire is PureWow’s food editor and has been writing about all things delicious since 2016. She’s developed recipes, reviewed restaurants and investigated food trends at...