What I’m Cooking This Week #6

The lunches and mains I'm meal prepping this week...

Hello! I hope you've been enjoying these posts as I feel like they're nice to refer back to when your mind is blank and you can't think of a single recipe. That's how I felt doing the food shop this week, so I referred back to my favourite food bloggers and recipe developers to find some new things to try.

I may do a blog post on my fave websites soon, so keep an eye out for that!

Anyway, backstory to these posts:
 Following on from my story question on Instagram, I'm going to start documenting what I'm cooking or meal prepping every week as you all said you wanted to see it! I do typically share my meals on stories, but I thought this might be a nice way to share a meal plan of sorts if any of you wanted to follow along or just wanted some inspiration for your own meal planning.

Worth noting -

I mostly eat pescatarian and vegetarian/vegan with a very limited amount of dairy (my skin hates it) and more of an emphasis on quality protein. I love variety and nutritious food, but still enjoy baking and have something sweet every day (and not just a square of dark chocolate because that's boring). I am cooking for myself and my partner only and tend to do 1 shop per week, typically meal planning on a Sunday and getting a delivery on a Monday, so I'm going to try and post this on a Sunday if I can.

Anything under 30 minutes I class as quick. Anything 30-40mins is reasonable!


Lunch is very chickpea heavy this week because they're my favourite things to eat! They're filling and take on spices and flavours easily, so they're a very versatile (and cheap!) protein source in my opinion. I've chose 3 recipes for 6 days worth of meals. I always do 6 rather than 7 as some days, if I haven't prepped, Phil (my partner) just gets his own lunch and it takes a bit of pressure off me, especially if I'm busy like I have been recently with decorating!


Chickpea Shawarma Bowls - oven - 2 days (quick)

A repeat from last week, but the combination of spices on the chickpeas was so addictive that I need to make them again!

Roasted Cabbage Salad with Maple Miso Dressing - oven - 2 days (quick-ish)

I have some miso and cabbage to use up, so this seemed like the perfect recipe. I'll serve it with rice or grains I think.

Balsamic Glaze Marinated Chickpea Salad - no cook - 2 days

Homemade hummus is my thing right now, so that combined with balsamic should be a winner.

Main Meal

We're going with very easy recipes this week so I've chosen 2 newbies and 1 meal that I make all of the time. I may add another tofu noodle recipe, but we'll see what happens as I may not have access to my kitchen if the building work we have planned goes ahead at the end of the week.


Lemon Garlic Salmon Tray Bake - oven - 2 days (quick)

I'm going to do this with a white fish instead of salmon, but it seems so easy that I don't think you can go wrong!

Pasta with Hidden Veg Sauce - pan - 3 days (quick)

I've mentioned this many times now, but it's a good no-brainer recipe when you need something to last multiple days.

Couscous Skillet with Tomatoes, Chickpeas and Feta - pan - 2 days (quick)

I don't often have cheese, but I'm craving feta so I'm going to try this recipe. It seems simple enough and would go well with kale or other salad.

Enjoy! If you cooked any of these meals, please tag me on Instagram!