It’s heating up here in Los Angeles, and whether you are experiencing unseasonably warm weather or not, this week’s meal ideas are bound to get you excited about cooking. Simple recipes that are fast and easy are the perfect mealtime solution, especially when it’s hot outside. I even threw in a few grilling recipes that will get you prepped and ready for the months ahead, and might even inspire a little grill cleaning, if necessary. Fresh and lighter fare is what we all need right now, but that doesn’t mean we skimp on taste. Spring ingredients are bountiful and shouldn’t be overlooked, so let’s do a deep dive into some garden vegetables, and utilize what’s in our backyards, farmer’s markets and local grocery stores.
There’s something so satisfying about spring. It’s a new beginning, in more than one way, especially during a pandemic. I hope all of you are staying safe and healthy, and focusing on the things that bring you joy. I know for me it’s my family and friends, and I am looking forward to catching up with so many people in the months ahead. Cheers.
Monday – Whether you grill the lettuce outside or on the stove top in a grill pan, the flavors of this slightly smoky salad with the herbalicious dressing are delicious.
Grilled Gem Lettuce Salad with Green Goddess & Bacon – Recipe!!
Tuesday – A quick and easy shrimp recipe with some southern-style is definitely in order. One of my favorites!
Shrimp & Grits – Recipe!
Wednesday – Lamb burgers with a light cheese sauce is so delightfully refreshing during springtime.
Lamb Burgers with Feta Sauce – Recipe!
Thursday – Salmon is a necessity in my book and a week without salmon is like a week without sunshine.
Salt & Pepper Salmon with Roasted Lemony Asparagus – Recipe!
Friday – Time to unwind with a cheesy and semi-spicy bean dip and possibly a margarita on the rocks – yes to salt!
Cheesy Black Bean Chorizo Dip – Recipe!
Saturday – Freshly baked muffins that are loaded with good things and will hit the spot with a hot cup of coffee. What better way to start the day.
Morning Glory Muffins My Way – Recipe!