I really love to cook. I usually make dinner at least four to five times a week, but things have been a little crazy with our very recent transatlantic move. More updates on that to come later this week! We arrived in Amsterdam on Tuesday morning and I’m definitely still suffering from jet lag.
I’m always on the hunt for new recipes, but I also have a few favorites when I don’t feel like experimenting. These five recipes are my go-to’s and are almost always in our weekly rotation. They’re all healthy, delicious, and quick to make—nobody wants to stand in a kitchen for an hour after a long day of work. I hope you enjoy!
1. Spaghetti Squash Shrimp Pad Thai
This is so good that we ate it every week for a few months after discovering it. Pro Tip: Save time by cooking the squash in the microwave.
2. BBQ Salmon & Crispy Chickpea Salad
The roasted chickpeas are totally worth the extra prep time.
3. Thai Curry Vegetable Soup
You can use whatever vegetables you have on hand for this soup. I recently made this soup with sweet potato, cabbage, and bell peppers and it tasted amazing.
4. Sausage Kale Skillet
This is a great beginner recipe. It’s guaranteed foolproof and delicious.
5. Chicken Lettuce Wraps
These may look fancy, but they’re super easy to make. Pro Tip: Butter lettuce is the best for wraps!
I will try to make most of these meals here in Amsterdam because they are that delicious, but they’ll probably be slightly different versions. Yesterday we walked around the Albert Cuyp Market, the biggest outdoor market in Amsterdam, and the local grocery store, Albert Heijn, and I had to stop myself from buying everything. I can’t wait to share all the amazing food we’re eating here!