Roast Salmon with Snap Peas and Potatoes from My Kitchen Chalkboard
Welcome to our first Food Waste Feast Meal Plan! Meal planning is a great way to reduce waste - with a grocery list, you can save yourself from purchasing unnecessary food, and with multiple recipes in mind, you can easily repurpose ingredients across various meals. If you're just clicking around, you can of course enjoy this dish without cooking all the meals, but consider giving it a try!
Guys, I'm super excited to kick off our first meal planning series with this salmon dish. You know you've cooked something successful when it wows both your husband and your three-year old - my daughter Kira ate a full portion of salmon and decided she liked potatoes! #winning
This beautiful family-friendly dish comes to us courtesy of Leigh Belanger, a Boston-based food friend who recently published her cookbook My Kitchen Chalkboard. Here's a description of her book, which I've found to be very clever, useful and approachable:
Faced with the never-simple task of feeding her busy family every night, food writer Leigh Belanger turned to her kitchen chalkboard, planning out her weekly dinner menus in order to keep the chaos at bay. She quickly discovered the merits of modern menu planning: it saves time and money, produces better dishes, cuts down on waste, and returns creativity to the kitchen.
Cutting down on waste? Cooking better food? Saving time and money? Getting more creative in the kitchen? Turns out we LOVE all of those concepts. The book consists of sixteen seasonal menus which interweave and repeat ingredients and ideas, so you can shop less and eat more. We've wanted to put some meal planning ideas on the site since we started, so working with Leigh to prepare a series of meals seemed like the perfect partnership. You'll get two of Leigh's recipes, which I can totally vouch for, along with a few connected recipes from us at Food Waste Feast. The recipes are included below, as well as laid out in order with a shopping list over in the Meal Planning section of this site.
We're kicking off the series with this Roast Salmon with Snap Peas and Potatoes. Thanks to Leigh and Shelby from her publisher Union Park Press, we have a downloadable PDF recipe for you here. An actual, specific, precisely written recipe! Lucky you! Of course, we wouldn't be Food Waste Feast if we didn't mention that you can substitute another root vegetable for the potatoes, or try asparagus instead of snap peas, etc. Or if, like me, you try to buy everything on the list and your grocery store is out of dill, so you use leftover fennel fronds instead. But if you buy and shop specifically for this set of menus, we'll help you use it all up!
Click HERE (or the image below) to download the recipes, and we hope you enjoy!