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This can all be prepared on Thursday night or Friday!

  1. Marinade chicken breast
  2. Preheat oven to 425°F and place spaghetti squash and sweet potatoes inside
  3. Prepare grill pan, grill green beans, mushrooms, baby peppers and chicken breast (don’t clean in between)
  4. On stove top, cook lentils, Mediterranean chicken, citrus meat sauce and mexican beef stew
  5. Turn down to 375, place garlic in (for chicken and dressing), place in Mediterranean chicken and beef stew
  6. Finish lentil salad prep, prepare other two salads
  7. Prepare 2 salad dressings
  8. In food processor, prepare chimichurri and then (without cleaning in between) prepare salsa
  9. Sear fish

Friday Night

Red snapper with jalapeno mango salsa
This is a great way to use mangoes when they are in their prime! Try and not be intimidated by the spicy pepper- it adds such flavor and once you get used to it you will find yourself craving it!
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Fish
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Directions:
  1. Place all ingredients in a food processor. Pulse 5-6 times until roughly chopped, don’t turn to mush! Serve cold or room temperature.
  2. Bring non stick saute pan to high heat. Add coconut oil. Pat fish dry with towel. Sprinkle with salt on front side. Place front side down in pan for two minutes on each side. Use a fish spatula to turn.
  3. Serve warm or room temperature. (try to avoid refrigerating in between cooking and eating time) Top with salsa and serve.
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Chicken with Mediterranean olive topping
Chicken on the bone is much juicier than boneless - so even if you don’t typically love chicken on the bone, or you think it doesn’t look as nice- try it once and you will be shocked at how few leftovers there will be!
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Poultry
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Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Place large saute pan on high heat. Add olive oil and let heat up. Sprinkle salt on chicken on both sides and add to pan in batches if have to, 4 minutes per side.
  3. Pour wine into pan and using a wooden spoon, deglaze by scraping all the brown bits from the bottom of the pan. Add remaining ingredients and mix well.
  4. When onions are browned, cover and place in oven for 40 minutes.
  5. Turn chicken pieces to other side to mix in juices, sprinkle in garnish (remaining olives, sundried tomatoes, fresh basil and parsley) and serve.
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Spaghetti squash with citrus meat sauce
Spaghetti squash is a squash that makes it’s own spaghetti without any fancy kitchen gadgets. It will fulfill your pasta craving without any of the carbs. It is such a delicious simple flavor and will soak up anything flavorful you put with it!
Course: Main Dish, Side Dish
Cuisine: Meat
Special Diet: Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Soy Free
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Spaghetti squash
Citrus meat sauce
Directions:
Spaghetti squash
  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Prepare sheet pan with pan with parchment paper. Rub just enough oil on spaghetti squash to get them moist. Place spaghetti squash face side down on sheet pan and place in oven for 40 minutes.
  2. Remove from oven and scrape with fork, creating spaghetti but leave inside peel, using the peel as a bowl.
Citrus meat sauce
  1. Place a medium sized pot on high heat. Add the oil and when hot add the meat. Let meat brown on both sides for 5 minutes each.
  2. Add the onions, pepper, garlic, tomatoes, honey and garam masala and juice one orange and mix well. Let cook on medium-high heat for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Turn down to a simmer, cover with lid and let cook for 20-30 more minutes, mixing occasionally.
  4. When ready to serve, place hot meat on hot spaghetti squash , add oranges, mint and chives as garnish.
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Lentil salad with grilled peppers and fresh spinach
Keep this recipe parve and use the leftovers to make a great dinner! Add chicken, feta cheese or pulled salmon and you have a meal. It also happens to be beautiful!
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Vegan, Vegetarian
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Directions:
  1. Place lentils in a pot and cover with 3 inches of water. Boil for 20-30 minutes until al dente.
  2. In a serving bowl, add soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, sesame oil, chili flakes and ginger and mix well.
  3. Add peppers and mix.
  4. Prepare a non stick grill pan on high heat. Add peppers, leaving liquid in the bowl, and grill for five minutes, mixing once.
  5. Add lentils and spinach and mix well.
  6. Serve warm, room temperature or even cold!
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Grilled shiitake mushroom and fig salad
Besides being a visually beautiful dish, this salad’s combination of salty and sweet will have you going back for seconds and thirds! Roast a few extra heads of garlic to spread on crackers, breads or challah!
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Lettuce
Vinaigrette
Directions:
Lettuce
  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Place garlic head in tinfoil purse and drizzle with olive oil, close purse and place in oven for 1 hour.
  2. Prepare a grill pan on high heat. Place green beans in serving bowl and drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Place on grill pan. While grilling, place mushrooms in same bowl with leftover dressing. Grill green beans for two minutes and then add the mushrooms for 1 more minute turning once. Return to bowl and let cool.
  3. Add lettuce, basil and figs. Add dressing right before serve
Vinaigrette
  1. Squeeze the head of the garlic into a jar. Add remaining ingredients and shake well. Shake well before serve.
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Shabbat Lunch

Mexican beef stew
This is such a fun alternative to cholent! Especially in the summer when lighter flavors are welcome (as opposed to winter comfort food) this fresh lime flavor will wake your taste buds right up and may even encourage you to take a walk after lunch instead of a long nap! No one likes a leftover cholent, but I am sure there will be requests for this stew’s leftovers.
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Meat
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Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Bring large saute pan on high heat. Add olive oil. When hot, add meat. Add salt and pepper to meat let brown on each side for 5 minutes, in two batches if needed.
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients.
  4. Add 1 cup of water and using a wooden spoon to scrape up the brown bits from the bottom of the pan and mixing all the contents of the pot.
  5. When water is reduced and vegetables begin to brown, add 5 more cups of water and bring to a boil. Cover and place in oven for 4 hours. (Or in a crock pot on low for 8 hours and then warm until the next day, adding water if needed).
  6. Serve hot with garnish.
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Lettuce with beets, zucchinis, oranges, grapefruits, pistachios and grilled chicken drizzled with a citrus honey dressing
If you get invited last minute to a meal and want to bring something, this salad is the answer! If you have leftover chicken from the night before, the rest of the ingredients are fresh and can be prepared on the spot!
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Poultry
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Ingredients:
Grilled chicken
Lettuce salad
Citrus honey dressing
Directions:
Grilled chicken
  1. Prepare all chicken and ingredients in a baking dish and mix well. Marinade overnight (or at least a few hours!).
  2. Place a grill pan on high heat, grill for seven minutes per side but turning after 4 minutes to get diamond grill marks.
  3. Don’t slice until ready to serve! Serve warm or room temperature
Lettuce salad
  1. In a bowl, add lettuce, beets, zucchini, oranges, grapefruits and pistachios.
  2. Add chicken and dressing right before serve.
Citrus honey dressing
  1. Prepare all ingredients in a jar.
  2. Bring to room temperature and shake before serve.
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Roasted Sweet potatoes with chimichurri
This combination is one of my favorites of all time. I could eat chimichurri with every meal. It goes so well with fish, chicken, eggs, beef, lamb….or even just simple roasted sweet potatoes.
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Vegan, Vegetarian
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  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Prepare a baking dish with parchment paper. Place sweet potatoes in tinfoil and wrap tightly closed. Place in oven for 1 hour.
  2. Place remaining ingredients in a bowl or jar. Only mix right before serving
  3. When ready to serve sweet potatoes, serve warm or room temperature. Cut into fourths, leaving the skin on and drizzle with chimichurri.
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Leftover tips for Seudat Shlishit or Sunday:

I find its always nice to have one new thing at Seudat Shlishit but why resort to egg salad and tuna? Who decided that those foods were the way to end Shabbat and start your week? Try these tips for a more exciting, easier and healthier way to end Shabbat, leaving you feeling ready to conquer the week ahead!

  • Make the lentil salad pareve if  you can.
  • Add Bulgarian or feta cheese and extra spinach for a new and unique salad.
  • Serve with a side of Baked salmon (Make up to two days in advance. Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare sheet pan with parchment paper. Place filet of salmon with fresh herbs, salt, garlic powder and a drizzle of white wine vinegar. Cover and cook in oven for 25 minutes. Serve room temperature. Don’t reheat!)