Short week! Who doesn’t love staving off responsibilities for another day? Hopefully you had a relaxing, restorative long weekend. You can get through four days. Here are some tasty recipes to give you something to look forward to while you’re listening to your co-workers/children/randos tell you long, exhaustive stories about things you could not care less about. Serenity now.

Tuesday: Taco Tuesday- Any kind you want…veggie, chicken, ground beef, shrimp…just don’t go crazy on the cheese, and maybe sub full fat Greek Yogurt for sour cream. Consider using whole lettuce leaves instead of tortillas. And please…don’t buy taco seasoning anymore. I bet you have all of the spices to make up your own blend, and then you don’t have to deal with all of the added sodium and fillers: Homemade Taco Seasoning.

Wednesday: Immunity Boosting Miso Soup and Pan Fried Rice Balls. I think these sound so good. The soup is vegan and gluten free. But, you could add chicken. Wakami flakes? No idea what that is…not buying a special ingredient for one recipe…skipping it. For the rice balls, scroll down for a bit to get the recipe in English. I also think there is some wasted time in this recipe. Just grab a bit of rice, put some veggies on it, and smoosh some more rice on top. If you’re feeling on top of things, make some extra rice and keep it for Sunday’s dinner.

Thursday: Salmon and Baked Potato Pakoras with Cilantro Sauce. Non meat eaters can pair these Pakoras with a nice, big salad- and more of that cilantro sauce.

Friday: Avocado Quinoa Cakes with Avocado Crema and Salsa Fresca– Naturally gluten free. I’m assuming in the recipe that, “rice powder,” is rice flour. Not sure this ingredient is necessary. To make dairy free, use a plant based milk, non dairy cheese, non dairy yogurt, or coconut cream instead of yogurt. To make vegan, make all of the changes above, plus sub chia eggs, flax eggs, or Ener-G egg replacer.

Saturday: Reader’s Choice. You’re on your own 🙂 You can do it!

Sunday: Coconut Curry Chicken Tacos with Pomegranate Rice– To make vegan, try sauteing a bunch of veggies, and using those instead of chicken. This is another instance where you can use lettuce wraps instead of tortillas.  Can’t find a pomegranate? Skip it! You could try a handful of raisins instead.

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