This week, please welcome Rachel Knecht and her meal plans! Rachel is a recipe tester here on Simply Recipes and the blogger behind Baking with Rachel.
How are you finding joy this week? I find joy in the simple aspects of daily life, such as kneading dough or stirring pasta. I enjoy planning meals and thinking of different ways to use the ingredients I have on hand. It’s an opportunity to pull out a different spice or sauce and have a completely different dinner experience than the night before.
This week’s meal plan uses basics like canned tuna and pasta and adds a zing to each one. Olives brighten up the tuna in Tuna Pasta with Tomato and Olives. Ground paprika is added to chicken for Smoked Paprika Chicken and to vegetables in Quinoa Bowls with Sweet Potatoes, Black Beans, and Spinach for an exciting change of pace.
Aromatics like onions and ginger add flavor to Steak…