This might feel like a bait and switch, but this week isn’t much of a meal plan. Those of you who’ve been reading these meal plans for a while know they’re truly what I plan to make my family during the week. I’m attending The Brimm‘s entrepreneurship conference in Austin this week, so I’m officially “out of the kitchen.” So instead of a meal plan, here are some links to things I’ve been loving. This collection of recipes, podcast episodes, books and shows should make your week fly by.
One Pot Pasta with Peas and Mint. Spring has sprung.
Slow-Roasted Spiced Pork has all of my favorite flavors and spices.
Napa Cabbage Tofu Soup is on my list to try asap.
Lemon Sponge Cups sound easy and delicious.
After a weekend at my sister-in-law’s in Santa Monica, I decided I need an electric tea kettle. Electric tea kettles come standard issue in every European hotel room and they’re so convenient for pour over coffee and cups of tea. In January, I stayed with my friend Laura in Orinda and she had this cute one. Clearly, everyone has an electric tea kettle and I need to get on the bandwagon.
On my drive to Austin, I listened to this Mel Robbin’s podcast about decluttering and how it can help reduce cognitive load. It made me think about how meal planning can cut down on your cognitive load and take one thing off your plate for the week ahead. So as soon as you finish reading this post, take 10 minutes to look at your calendar for the week ahead, check your fridge for what needs to be used up and make a meal plan. If you need a workbook to help you learn how to meal plan, I have just the thing as a free download.
I also listened to this Adam Grant podcast about the psychology of fiction. As an avid reader, I found it fascinating.
Do you have a favorite podcast? Let me know in the comments please or just hit reply!
I love the escape of good fiction. My last three books are Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus, Romantic Comedy by Curtis Sittenfeld and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin. Again, always up for a hot tip.
I quickly devoured The Diplomat on Netflix and I’m keeping up with The Last Thing He Told Me on Apple TV, which is also a great read!
Paris is calling. In a little over a week, I head to Paris to pack up my daughter. I’m staying at the Hoxton for the first time, any intel? Our restaurant reservations include Racines and Carbonis. I have tickets to the Basquiat x Warhol exhibit at Foundation Louis Vuitton. And on Mother’s Day, we head to the Champagne region. I can’t wait to share highlights. Here’s a fun article about where to eat and drink in Champagne. And here’s my Paris Travel Guide, which I will update after this trip.