Weekly Meals – Jan. 23 – 30, 2021

This week has been INSANE. There is so much going on, and I’m starting to struggle to keep up. I… may or may not have had a few cheat meals this week and skipped some workout days…

But anyway, here are the tasty meals I enjoyed, made by me, friends and family:

  • Kimchi soondubu jjigae
    • What I learned: generic grocery store brand kimchi is not as effective or flavorful as authentic kimchi from Asian grocers.
  • Agedashi tofu
    • What I learned: READ the recipe and don’t mix up your frying oil LOL
  • Gumbo | Canteen & Cocktails virtual cooking class
    • What I learned / note for virtual chefs: A word of advice if you are teaching a class: please consider your audience. Sure, there might be cooks among the class, but there might also be those who don’t cook often. Not pictured are baked oysters, because I threw them out. They really out here telling me to take good, ample care of fresh oysters prior to cooking them AND THEN cook them right? That’s a lot of responsibility.
  • Fancy ramen | made by a friend
  • Korean BBQ feast with family

It just dawned on me that the theme for this week’s dishes was TRYING NEW RECIPES! Aside from the not-pictured cheat meals I treated myself to, every day I was cooking food I hadn’t tried before, aka the jjigae, tofu and gumbo. These are much more involved recipes – not fit for just one solo person – so I probably won’t have them in my regular meal planning rotation, unless I know I’m cooking for people 🙂

Read more: “5 Good Habits for a Healthier Lifestyle After COVID-19”

What new recipes are you dying to try? Share them in the comments!


Weekly Meals – Jan. 17 – 23, 2021

So far, 23 days into January, I’ve kept up with a consistent workout and healthy meal plan, and I want to start documenting them on my blog to track the progress and potentially provide anyone with new ideas for cooking!

Right now, during the COVID-19 pandemic, I’m only going to the grocery store every other weekend, so I’m meal planning for two weeks. Wasting food makes me sad, so what I try to do is look at recipes that have overlapping ingredients so I’m utilizing the most of my groceries – namely produce. It can be challenging, but it’s like a puzzle that you piece together!

This week, I cooked these dishes:

  • Guacamole, salsa and paleo chips
  • Spinach tofu stir fry
  • Veggie spaghetti with homemade spinach pesto
  • Salmon, avocado and rice
  • Ribeye steak, broccoli and rice — my parents got me a new iron skillet for Christmas so I HAD to try it out on the steak!
  • Almond milk chocolate chip pancakes with fresh strawberries and honey

Admittedly, I had more rice than I usually eat. For years, I tried to cook and genuinely enjoy cauliflower rice, but it never appeals to me, and I end up not eating my entire meal.

Read more: “5 Good Habits for a Healthier Lifestyle After COVID-19”

What are y’all cooking? What new recipes are you finding and trying out? Share them in the comments! I’m always on the lookout for new things to make 🙂