5 Weekly Meal Ideas from Chefs & "Foodies" Online

Lemony Lentil and Chickpea Salad

A fresh and filling bean salad flavored with lemon and fresh mint and dill. Use steamed lentils and canned chickpeas for a meal ready in under 20 minutes. This salad keeps well for a few days in the fridge and packs great for lunch!

Dave's Marketplace - Mushroom and Cheese Empanadas

Mushroom and Cheese Empanadas

These mushroom cheese empanadas are made with a filling of baby portobello mushrooms, shallots, balsamic vinegar, raisins and fontina cheese. Fontina cheese is great for this empanada recipe because it melts very well and also has a nice flavor that goes well with the mushrooms and shallots.

Dave's Marketplace - Grilled Salmon with Dill Butter

Grilled Salmon with Dill Butter

A super easy, super delicious grilled salmon recipe flavored with dill butter. Perfect for a weeknight meal!A

Dave's Marketplace -  Garlic Green Beans with Sorghum and Walnuts

Garlic Green Beans with Sorghum and Walnuts

An easy side dish with green beans, sorghum (a grain) and walnuts, seasoned with garlic and olive oil. Pair this with a grilled side and dinner is served! 

Dave's Marketplace - Italian Vegetable Fagiol with Toasted Couscous

Italian Vegetable Fagiol with Toasted Couscous

Sure, summer has its cold sparkling gazpachos, but why do most soups have to belong to winter? This soup is fresh and flavorful, full of exciting textures, colors, and depth. A cool step we’d like to draw your attention to is toasting the couscous before cooking it. You do it in the same skillet you end up cooking it in, so you don’t have to dirty another dish. The step adds a ton of nutty flavor and a bit of crunch to a grain that might otherwise get lost among the heart veggies.

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