@thedinnershift on Instagram
Quick Red Lentil Coconut Curry with Spinach

Quick Red Lentil Coconut Curry (Stove and InstantPot)

Tender and creamy in under 15 minutes, red lentils are the ultimate weeknight legume. I love them in any type of curry, especially paired with coconut milk. Aside from chopping cilantro, this recipe requires zero prep. Using red curry paste…

Italian Tuna Melts

Italian Tuna Melts with Tomato and Basil

My kids always surprise me when I serve these Italian Tuna Melts and they gobble them up, usually asking for seconds (as long as I haven't added tomato to theirs!). This is a staple pantry recipe in our home and…

Golden Cauliflower Bowls with Lemon Parsley Vinaigrette

Golden Cauliflower Bowls w/ Lemon Parsley Vinaigrette

Cauliflower and chickpeas are seasoned and roasted with warm spices and lemon zest in these meal-prep-friendly high-protein vegan dinner (or lunch!) bowls. Served with fresh baby spinach, quinoa, and a bright lemon parsley vinaigrette, you've never met a more satisfying…

One Pot Taco Pasta

One Pot Taco Pasta

Nothing beats taco or pasta night, unless it's taco pasta night. This One Pot Taco Pasta begins and ends with one pan (which ups your odds of convincing someone else to do the dishes). Saute ground beef (or turkey) along…

Leftover Chili Baked Eggs

Leftover Chili Baked Eggs

Stretch the last of the beef or vegetarian chili into a delicious new dinner by dropping in a few eggs. Leftover Chili Baked Eggs is the ideal "breakfast for dinner" situation and ready in about 15 minutes. Serve it topped…

Linguine with Easy Clam Sauce

Linguini with Easy Clam Sauce

When you're stuck in the middle of February (or any month not ending in "r") and craving clams, enter our favorite Linguini with Easy Clam Sauce. This weeknight-friendly pasta is made with canned wild clams and brightened up with a…

Perfect Quinoa for Meal Prep

Perfectly Cooked Quinoa for Meal Prep

Slow Cooker Black Bean Soup

Smokey Slow Cooker Black Bean Soup

I am quick to rely on canned black beans for weeknight chili, veggie burgers, and our favorite huevos racheros hack, but thanks to the slow cooker I can also bust out a super flavorful, nearly foolproof, zero-prep-required smokey black bean…

Vegan Chickpea Salad Sandwich

Creamy Chickpea Salad

Give chicken (or tuna or egg) a run for its money with this vegan spin on classic creamy chicken salad. This recipe is a pinch hitter for last minute dinners when you're running low on proteins, but delicious in it's…

Smoked Salmon Cobb Salad with Everything Bagel Vinaigrette

Smoked Salmon Cobb with Everything Bagel Vinaigrette

Everything Bagel-style seasoning blends have been trending for the last few years. It's a mainstay in our pantry and the perfect topper for avocado toast or eggs, but I also discovered it works great to season salad dressings (it contains all…

Potsticker Salad

Potsticker Salad

20-minute dinner PSA! I have been making a version of this Potsticker Salad since our pre-kid days and it's still a weeknight dinner rotation regular. To cut down on prep, opt for pre-cut matchstick carrots and ready-to-eat bagged sugar snap…

4 Ingredient Tomato Pesto Chicken

4-Ingredient Tomato Pesto Chicken

Have a meal on the table in minutes with this 20-minute, 4-ingredient Tomato Pesto Chicken, which calls for one of my favorite weeknight shortcuts – store-bought pesto. We like to eat this over whole wheat orzo (tossed in a little…