This is very exciting weekend! Isn't it?
All the festivity, special food-preparations, sweets, snacks and gifts. :) It is Diwali, festival of lights in India on Sunday and Monday is Halloween night in America. So sweets and holiday food is everywhere.
Honestly, I'll be so busy cooking and prepping Diwali food over the weekend.. so I have kept coming week's menu plan simple, quick and lite too. Simple and quick because I don't want to deal with cooking lot of food for weeknights and lite because I need some break after holiday's sweet indulgences.
Speaking of sweets, I shared a list of favorite Diwali Sweets yesterday. Here is the link if you wish to explore.
So, setting a lite ton for coming week's menu. Even planning to cook easy Lemon Chicken on Monday and use leftovers later in the week.
Without wasting any more time, let's get to the recipes!
Have a wonderful Happy Diwali and also Happy Halloween!
Monday - If you attend Halloween party over the weekend? Save some salsa verde for Monday's meatless chickpea curry dinner!
Roasted Tomatillos Chickpea Curry
For my love of chickpeas, I'm always testing recipes to cook simple, healthy and easy Chickpea Curries for weekday dinner. In my home, no one will mind eating healthy if it tastes good... I'm sure so is in yours!? This creamy chickpea curry fits right in category of being healthy, easy to cook, and yet tas...
Tuesday is breakfast for dinner! This burrito bowl has healthy dose of quinoa and veggies! I can eat it for any course.
8 Layers Fried Black Beans and Quinoa Burrito Bowl
Start eating healthy with a vegetarian, whole grain burrito bowl for breakfast or lunch. Burrito bowl may be famous as Breakfast food but in my home, we enjoy it for lunch and even for dinner. A hearty serving of fried spiced black beans, healthy quinoa, veggies, and creamy sauce on top! I call this is a p...
Wednesday - This chicken recipe is so easy and makes great main course for weeknights. I like to make some extra and use for stir-fry or salads the next day.
Lemon marinated golden chicken drumsticks can be most loved dish for any event. You can serve it as main dish or starter. Marinate chicken ahead of time and then get it going in just 15 minutes. Its tangy and peppery taste will earn you lots of praise.Lemon marinade is a very versatile marinade. Just a few...
Thursday - Use leftover chicken from Wednesday dinner, add to this salad to make a healthy, lite and delicious weeknight dinner.
Mexican Black Bean and Berry Salad with Avocado Lime Dressing
Fresh and zesty Mexican Black Bean, and Blackberry Salad loaded with veggies and topped with zesty, creamy yet vegan avocado-lime dressing. This is not your average Bean Salad recipe! I'm telling yaa ;)Doesn't it look delicious, loaded, and bursting with flavor??Remember, I told you about my barometer of m...
Friday - If you eating-in on Friday, I have a incredible recipe for you.
Summer Pasta Salad with Tomato, Feta and Orange Dressing
Sharing with you easy pasta salad recipe with sweet grape tomatoes, feta cheese in lite orange dressing. An easy side salad which you can ready in minutes. Among wide variety of pasta salads, cold salads with lite and lemony dressing are my favorite in summers. Other than serving pool side parties, chilled...
Saturday - This one is my favorite when I'm time pressed.
Spicy Southwest Chipotle Albacore Tuna Burgers
This fabulous dinner you can make under 25 minutes!! My Chipotle Albacore Tuna Burgers are juicy, spicy, flavorful, and very delicious! And so easy to prepare, that sometimes, these burgers are on my weekday menu, twice!Just like you, there are evenings when I don't want to see kitchen... Specially, when I...
Sunday - This chili needs very less active cooking time. Plus it can be made ahead and frozen to serve dinner in minutes.
Easy Vegetarian Three Beans Chili with Chickpeas
An easy warming and comforting homemade bowl of vegetarian beans chili with serving of hearty chickpeas and subtle kick of chipotle peppers. Served with crunchy vegetables and quinoa, this vegetarian chili is also vegan and gluten free. This reminds me... Today happens to be Monday, start of the week... an...
Side - Get your veggies with this kimchi-garlic asparagus.
Better Than Green Beans - Vegan Kimchi Garlic Asparagus
Sharing with you ready in 10-minutes, easy, vegan, gluten-free, and zesty side of sauteed greens for your next family dinner. Everyone expect a side of blanched/stir-fried/baked green beans on holiday dinner table..... But, you can bring some pizzazz to dinner with surprise of stir-fried asparagus instead...
Let's keep sweet lite too with simple strawberry-chia frozen yogurt. Sweet, healthy and loaded with probiotics.
Strawberry Chia Frozen Yogurt
Seasonal fresh strawberries, super food chia seeds and ever green yogurt in one scrumptious sweet treat - Strawberry Chia Frozen Yogurt. Strawberry Chia Frozen Yogurt always reminds me of Whole Foods frozen food section. I often see a huge variety of frozen fruit desserts with chia seeds there. I mostly co...