Monday: Brown Rice with Lentils and Caramelized Onions
Lentils, onions and rice may not sound that exciting, but it is actually a very flavourful dinner idea. Yes, it can be enjoyed as a side, but it is protein-packed thanks to the lentils, so it makes for a filling meal on its own as well.
Tuesday: Chicken Panini with Roasted Bell Peppers and Smoked Gouda
Sandwiches are often the perfect meal idea. Sure, if you’re looking to save some time, you’ll likely go the white bread, cold cut and cheese slice route. But if you take a bit of extra time to cook the chicken, roast the bell peppers and grill your sandwich, we promise you, the added work will be worth it!
Wednesday: Pork Patties with Grilled Pineapple and Broccoli
Who can resist this meal that comes together in a flash? The savoury pork topped with hoisin sauce pairs wonderfully with the sweetness of the grilled pineapple, and it rounds out to a complete meal with a side of broccoli and rice.
Thursday: Tagliatelle with Fennel, Dried Currants and Parmesan Croutons
Bursting with that distinct flavour of fennel, this pasta dish is something special. It is a symphony of flavours and textures, like the crunchiness that the fennel and croutons bring. Oh, and did we mention that this recipe is vegetarian?
Friday: Grilled Sesame Drumsticks with Coleslaw
Chicken drumsticks are affordable and easy to cook, which makes them a summertime cooking essential. Coated with an umami-rich marinade and cooked on the grill, serve alongside a crunchy coleslaw and grilled corn and you’ve got a meal fit for a Friday!