Cheese Free Sweet Potato Quesadillas, Asian Ground Beef, Mushroom, and Broccoli Slaw Lettuce Cups, and Creamy Chicken and Mushroom Soup
The New Year is here and it seems like everyone’s turning over a new leaf. While we’re not the best about making or keeping resolutions ourselves, we have some recipes that might help you with yours. Maybe you’re trying to eat less meat, doing a Whole 30 challenge, or just attempting dinner at home every once and awhile. We’ve got you covered.
Look, we know. This isn’t the same thing as a cheesy, gooey quesadilla. But if you’re looking for a tasty way to go plant based, or just a way to get a little extra vegetables in your life this is an excellent option.
- Betsy included Bush’s Southwest Style pinto beans into hers and loved that combination.
- Make sure to use a least a little fat to fry your quesadilla, and leave it in the pan until toasty golden brown. The flavor difference is worth it.
Neither one of us is particularly interested in going Whole 30 this year. Even if we didn’t have a podcast, we just love dairy too much. If you are, and need some recipes to get you through your resolutions this month, this lettuce wrap should be a godsend. We loved how quick and tasty it came together. Whole 30 or not, we’re making more of these wraps soon.
- We found all the ingredients at our local Aldis and (tiny) Whole Foods. The exception was the coconut aminos, which we had subbed with soy sauce.
- The beef reheated well the next day and makes a great packed lunch.
- Not Whole 30 or Paleo? Serve some rice on the side.
Making dinner at home isn’t always easy. We have a whole podcast about it and still struggle. If you’re trying to stick to a resolutions to make dinner more often in 2020, here’s a straightforward, homey soup to get you started.
- Starting with chicken thighs was easy enough. But if you’re even more pressed for time, use a rotisserie chicken. Begin the recipe at the step where you melt the pat of butter.
- Betsy added in egg soup noodles at the stage where you also add stock and it worked well. Cooked rice might also be nice here. Orzo is another fun idea.
From the Smorgasbord:
Tips from listeners:
- Proofing bread in your Instant Pot (Thanks Dorothy!)
- Make cutting up that butternut squash easier, do one of these things first and then cut it up.
- Put it in the Instant Pot (Dorothy was killing it this week!)
- Bake it at 400 for 15 minutes. (Thanks, Carla.)
- Microwave it until just a little soft. (Kate, thanks!)
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