20 Happy Citrus Recipes for Winter — Recipes from The Kitchn

In months filled with root vegetables and soups of beans and lentils, it’s nice to know you can depend on the seasonal citrus surge. When it’s too cold or gray to think about going outside, Meyer lemons, blood oranges, and grapefruit will brighten your winter days.

From sweet recipes, like gorgeous lemon sticky rolls and blood orange cake, to savory recipes, like triple lemon fettuccine and an orange chicken stir-fry, here are 20 delicious ways to perk up your meal plan with citrus this week.

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Our 10 Healthiest Chicken Dinners — Recipes from The Kitchn

Not only does chicken’s versatility and crowd-pleasing tendencies make it a recurring choice for weeknight dinner, but it’s ability to be a wholesome meal also allows for it to constantly be added to the roster. There are so many healthy ways to enjoy the white meat — we rounded up our 10 most favorite, from soups to salads to one-skillet dinners, that always find their way to our table.

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Shop Your Soup: A Grocery List for Making the Best Ramen at Home — The Asian Soup Pot

Many of us are accustomed to throwing a few inexpensive packets of dried ramen soup into our grocery cart to save our weary weeknight cooking in a pinch. But making the best restaurant-quality ramen at home begins at the Asian market. Most of the ingredients are long-lasting pantry ingredients that make keeping a ramen-ready kitchen almost as easy as cooking up a cup of noodles.

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Ina Garten’s New French Oven Is Absolutely Stunning — Kitchen Heroes

I am an absolute sucker for a fancy-looking oven. I know, I know, ovens are tools and what really matters is how well they perform, not what they look like. But I can’t help myself; I just adore a beautiful range. Give me brass knobs, bars on the doors, and a range of colors that include options like “Provence blue.”

Basically, give me Ina Garten’s kitchen, complete with her brand-new French range from Lacanche.

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Free Download: A Recipe Cheat Sheet for Meal Planning — Meal Planning Club

A happiness ritual that has rippled through my own personal meal planning is love lists. It seems silly, but making a list of specific things you love — whether it’s a list of books or chocolate bars — boosts happiness and becomes a compass when you’re bored, blue, or stuck in a cooking rut. That’s how we want you to think of this recipe cheat sheet; it’s a recipe love list for when the cooking gets tough.

The concept is incredibly simple in its brilliance: Write down recipes you love on this one sheet and keep it where you can use it. When you work out a weekly meal plan, you won’t be starting from scratch each time. Remember that chickpea pasta you had last month that you loved? Yes, add that to this week’s meal plan!

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Here Are the 5 Vegetarian Recipes I Keep in My Meal Plan — Meal Planning Club

When I first became a vegetarian, I quickly realized that if I wanted to eat well and feel well, I needed to find some smart recipes to keep in my back pocket. Sure, plain pasta with marinara or a simple romaine salad are technically vegetarian, but those meals don’t give me energy or keep me feeling full for very long.

A good vegetarian recipe, in my opinion, has some form of plant-based protein, a serving of vegetables, some whole grains, and lots of fresh herbs and fun sauces to keep things interesting.

Here are five vegetarian recipes that fit my criteria and have a recurring spot on my meal plan. Whether you’re a vegetarian or just want to incorporate more plant-based meals into your routine, you can’t go wrong with any of these.

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