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This past week, we cooked up a storm in the Diet Assassinista kitchen! From stir-fries to roasted fish, pasta, and curry, our fridge and pantry have been brimming with seriously tasty ingredients.
But how did we get from point A, identifying what we want to make, to point B, adding the foods to our grocery list? This is a question I get asked a lot, so I figured I’d give you a glimpse into how it works in our kitchen.
First, we chose to base our meals around a few delicious and convenient products that we had on hand: coconut aminos, tahini, hazelnut spread, flavored almonds, and Minute Rice!
Second, now that it’s Spring, our major inspiration was our garden where our arugula and parsley are growing like weeds. Knowing we had time to cook about four meals this week and prepare a couple wholesome snacks, we methodically built our grocery list.
We first chose our proteins that would pair well with our pantry of products and fresh vegetables – poultry, fish, cheese, and sausage. Then we browsed our recipe library and decided on a couple recipes we’ve cooked before – stir-fried honey chicken and roasted arctic char and selected a couple that were new to mix things up – mattar paneer and pasta with sausage and arugula. Last but not least, we planned our snacks to include avocado, since our tree is full of ripe ones, and fresh fruit!
As usual, all of this planning went to good use because we had a game plan that made one week’s worth of cooking a breeze. So without further ado, let me share with you the highlights of our week: