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Bowl filled with vegetables, rice noodles, crispy tofu and tamarind dipping sauce

Spring Roll in a Bowl

Spring rolls are really simple to make, but they’re not something I want to prepare on a weeknight. Instead, I skip the rice paper wrapper, toss all ingredients into a bowl and use a simple dipping sauce as the dressing. Deconstructed spring rolls! It’s so much simpler and just as delicious.

Adobo Black Bean Fajita Bowls with Avocado Yogurt

Adobo Black Bean Fajita Bowls with Avocado Yogurt

I’ve never met a grain bowl I didn’t like and this Tex Mex-inspired fajita bowl is no exception. Brimming with plant-based goodness like black beans, peppers, onions and brown rice, this recipe is as delicious as it is easy. To add big flavor fast, and skip wrangling multiple spice jars, I’m using an all-in-one Adobo […]

Open-Face Vegetables Melts with Pesto

Open-Face Vegetable Melts with Pesto

Garlic toast meets grilled cheese in these quick and easy open-face sandwiches! Throw in some sautéed vegetables and basil pesto and you’ve got one totally satisfying dinner. While quicker cooking vegetables work best here (think bell peppers, mushrooms and zucchini), feel free to use any mix of vegetables you have on hand. This is also […]

Eggplant Caponata with Roasted Garlic Hummus

Eggplant Caponata with Roasted Garlic Hummus

Often featured as an appetizer, serving caponata atop store-bought hummus is an easy way to add protein and turn this hearty vegetable dish into a vegan entrée. The caponata can be prepped up to 3 days in advance and served warm, at room temperature or as a chilled, cooked salad. Be sure to serve this […]

Trader Joe’s Recipe: Melodius Masala Curry

Forget take-out. This vegetarian lentil and garbanzo bean curry is on the table in under 10 minutes thanks to a handful of ingredients (just 4!) from your neighborhood Trader Joe’s. It’ll also cost you less than $4 per serving! Look for Trader Joe’s Melodius Blend, a combo of cooked green and red lentils with green […]

Steel Cut Oat “Risotto” with Mushrooms and Kale

Oats aren’t just for breakfast! We’re swapping in steel cut oats for Arborio rice in this weeknight-friendly vegetarian main dish that will leave you wondering why you haven’t tried savory oats sooner. It’s everything you love about traditional risotto without all the work. Plus, you benefit from the health perks of whole grain oats, like […]

Cheese tortellini with roasted red pepper pesto and spinach

Tortellini with Roasted Red Pepper Pesto

Swap in a jar of roasted red bell peppers for basil in this 20-minute weeknight-friendly pasta dish. Be sure to drain and rinse the red peppers to remove the brine (which can be a little too tangy). For an easy protein boost, top this garlicky tortellini with leftover roasted chicken or stir in a can […]

Sheet pan with acorn squash rings around cooked eggs

Squash Egg-in-a-Hole

For an autumnal spin on the classic egg-in-a-hole, try this. It’s great for breakfast-for-dinner night (or weekend brunch) and only requires about 5 minutes of hands-on time. Small to medium acorn squash work best. I’m suggesting you top these with “everything bagel” seasoning at the end, but good old salt and pepper works, too. Serve […]

A large salad bowl with kale and greens topped with two curried pumpkin bean burgers and tahini sauce

Pantry Recipe: Curried Pumpkin Bean Burgers

If you’re one to stock up on canned pumpkin during the fall months, you likely have everything on-hand to make these quick and easy weeknight veggie burgers. Be sure to use 100% canned pumpkin, not pumpkin pie filling. These burgers are warmly spiced and savory thanks to a bit of curry powder. Serve them on […]

Store-bought pizza dough topped with pesto, roasted red peppers and fresh arugula

20-Minute Pesto Pizza with Fresh Greens

Thanks to prepared dough and a handful of easy store-bought toppings, like pesto and jarred roasted red peppers, this delicious vegetarian pizza is weeknight-friendly and on the table in under 20 minutes. Top it with a simple baby arugula salad (or serve it on the side) to add a bit of seasonal freshness.  

Mujadarra Bowls with Tahini Yogurt

Mujadarra Bowls with Tahini Yogurt

To keep this classic Middle Eastern lentils and rice dish weeknight-friendly, slice the onions and steam the brown rice in advance. I also recommend taking advantage of pre-cooked lentils (look for them in the refrigerated section) to save major time. Meatless Monday or not, this is one of the most crave-worthy plant-based comfort foods I can […]

Grilled Vegetable Frittata

If you hate wasting food (who doesn’t), this is a great way to use up any grilled vegetables from your last BBQ. Roasted vegetables work great, too. This Grilled Vegetable Frittata is jazzed up with smoked paprika for a bacon-y flavor without the bacon and nutritional yeast for a cheezey flavor without the cheese (and […]