February 17–21: What to Cook This Week

Valentine’s Day may be over, but that doesn’t mean sharing a meal made with love—with the people you love—has to come to an end. So be sure to indulge in your partner’s craving for fried chicken or the kids’ desire for pizza. Bonus: We’ve got a shortcut or two to help get dinner on the table fast!

Monday: Deconstructed Samosas with Chickpea Curry

Ordered Indian takeout in excess last night? Take those leftover samosas—we know, is there even such a thing?—and top them with a homemade chickpea curry and fresh ingredients like tomato, cucumber and mango.

Tuesday: Baked Almond-Crusted Chicken with Carrot Purée

Fried chicken is always a hit with the family. But who wants to break out the deep fryer on a weeknight? Bake your thighs in the oven instead for tender meat with crisp, crunchy skin. The whole family will be asking for seconds!

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Wednesday: Pork Tenderloin with Caramelized Cauliflower

Just because you’re eating in tonight doesn’t mean you can’t make a gorgeous, Instagram-worthy meal. These photogenic pork slices sit atop a bed of arugula and caramelized cauliflower and mushrooms, and are then drizzled with a tangy balsamic vinegar and whole-grain mustard dressing. Best of all, it’s deceptively easy to make!

Thursday: Baked Salmon with Lemony Kohlrabi Slaw

Fish night doesn’t have to be a hassle week after week. Looking for a recipe that won’t disappoint? This easy salmon dish is simply bursting with bright lemon flavour, both in the crunchy slaw and in the creamy yogurt sauce.

Friday: Flatbread Pizzas with Ground Beef (Lahmajoun)

Give your usual Friday pizza night an Armenian twist by whipping up these homemade lahmajoun. Store-bought naan (or pitas) are topped with an aromatic, finely-ground beef mixture and then cooked on a baking sheet for a mere 20 minutes. Make it a family affair and let the kids help out by taking turns pressing the pulse button on the food processor!