Simply Recipes 2019 Meal Plan: January Week 2

Here's your meal plan for the second week of January! Here's what we have lined up this week: Sheet Pan Harissa Chicken, Hungarian Goulash, Mediterranean Chickpea Bowls, and more great recipes!

This month, we welcome back Marta Rivera for more of her meal plans. Marta is a trained chef, mom of twins, and Army wife!

I think I’m falling into the rhythm of 2019! One of the hardest things about the new year is feeling the need to keep all of my resolutions, but I know one that will be a breeze to stick to: this year, I’ve resolved to expose my family to more cultural meals and those with a wider variety of flavors and ingredients.

While I think I have always done a great job of exposing my family to exotic foods, you can never be too thorough. In this week’s meal plan, I’m taking them all over the map!

Sheet Pan Meal with Chicken

Harissa is a North African paste that tastes like it was made for chicken. Throwing the ingredients for this Sheet-Pan Harissa Chicken with Carrots and Cauliflower onto a sheet pan and baking means less dishes after dinner. For greater ease, begin marinating the chicken the night before and dinner will be done in no time at all.

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Mediterranean Chickpea Buddha Bowls

The fact that I can make all of the components for these Mediterranean Chickpea Bowls with Tahini Sauce ahead of time gets me irrationally excited. What can I say? I love efficiency. If you double the rice for these bowls, you can save some for Thursday’s meal and be even more efficient!

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Chicken Biryani

Chicken and rice -- nothing can be more comforting to me. This Weeknight Chicken Biryani (based on traditional Indian biryani) is a spin on the chicken and rice I’m used to, and it’s also a welcomed change of pace for my family.

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Beef Goulash with Dumplings

I think I was Hungarian in a previous life because I have a thing for Beef Goulash. This version, made with airy dumplings, levels up the traditional goulash and makes it a one-pot meal.

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Singapore Rice Noodles Recipe with shrimp and cilantro in a skillet

While not a truly Singaporean dish, these Singapore Noodles with Shrimp are so good, I don’t care if they’re not genuine. Family movie and game night is going to be as lively as this dinner is.

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Marta Rivera

Marta Rivera is trained chef with over 20 years in the culinary field and the blogger behind Sense & Edibility. She graduated from the Baltimore International Culinary College with degrees in Culinary Arts and Classical Pastries. Her cookbook is Taste and See Cooks.

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  1. Robert

    fantastic recipes,going to do beef goulash @ dumplings,sounds great!!!

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