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.
Here’s What to Cook Every Night This Week (March 28 – April 3)
Two 1-inch pieces ginger
6 garlic cloves
1 head cauliflower
4 extra-large leeks
8 ounces shiitake mushrooms
2 heads red cabbage
1 large red onion
3 celery stalks
12 ounces collard greens
4 medium carrots
2 medium peaches
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
2 ounces pine nuts
64 ounces vegetable stock
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
Saturday: Sriracha Shrimp Skewers With Collard-peach Salad
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.