Wanderlust Meal Plan – Week 11

I’m on the road again this week (Nashville!), so I decided to leave you a meal plan of all the things I wish I was eating this week. Don’t get me wrong, I’m sure I’ll be eating PLENTY in Nashville, but it seems like no matter how much I cook, my “To Eat” list just keeps getting longer!

If this is your first week joining us, here’s a little background on how I write the plans.

The Plan:

Breakfast during the week is usually an unreasonable amount of coffee along with something simple, like sauteed sweet potatoes topped with a fried egg and avocado. If you’re looking for something a bit fancier, check out my breakfast section for inspiration!

Weekday lunches are typically made up of leftovers and/or a mason jar full of homemade soup from my freezer. I like to make a big pot of soup at least once per week so I can freeze leftovers for future lunches! You can see some of my favorite soup and stew recipes right here.

I try to eat leftovers for dinner once per week (to keep my sanity), and Thursdays usually works best because I’ve already cooked on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. To make myself feel better about eating leftovers (I’m learning to love them, okay!?), I like to enjoy a cocktail on Thirsty Thursday.

Friday means HALLELUJAH, it’s the weekend! At this point in the week I likely haven’t left the house since grocery shopping on Monday (I work from home, remember?), so I get a little stir crazy and need to be taken out into the real world. Perfect timing for a night out!

On the weekends, things get a little crazy around here. In truth, I’ll likely be hungover (or at least just lazy) on either Saturday or Sunday morning, so I plan to make one big breakfast per weekend. On the other day, I’ll sleep in and make brunch, or head to the pub up the street for bloody marys and sustenance. Whichever weekend day I’m not hungover automatically becomes the day to do errands (yayyyy), so on that day lunch is something I find on-the-go; usually something from a food cart.

Desserts either happen or they don’t, but you can always find dessert ideas right here.

Here’s what’s cooking in the Wanderlust Kitchen this week:


Dinner:  Lebanese Fattoush Salad

Lebanese Fattoush Salad


Dinner: Tomato Mascarpone Risotto

Tomato Mascarpone Risotto

Image and recipe from What’s Gaby Cooking


Dinner: Thai Style Tomato Leek Soup

Thai Style Tomato Leek Soup


Dinner: Leftovers!

Thirsty Thursday: Broiled Grapefruit Margarita

Broiled Grapefruit Margarita

Image and recipe from The Cookie Rookie


Dinner: Date Night. Kitchen is CLOSED!


Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs, Toast, and Immune Boost Juice

Immune Boost Juice

Lunch: Farmer’s Market Roasted Vegetable Sandwich with Skinny Pesto

Farmer's Market Roasted Vegetable Sandwich with Skinny Pesto

Image and recipe from With Salt and Wit

Dinner: Ginger Glazed Tofu Meatballs with rice and steamed broccoli

Ginger Glazed Tofu Meatballs

Image and recipe from ConnoisseurusVeg


Brunch: Brussels Sprout and Mushroom Hash

Brussels Sprout and Mushroom Hash

Image and recipe from Closet Cooking

Dinner: Caprese Stuffed Garlic Butter Portobellos

Caprese Stuffed Garlic Butter Portobellos

Image and recipe from Cafe Delites

Dessert: Vegan Magic Cookie Bars

Vegan Magic Cookie Bars

Annnnnnd that’s a wrap!

Enjoy these international recipes and have a GREAT week 🙂

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About the Author


Hi, I'm Linda! Welcome to The Wanderlust Kitchen, where I share recipes and travel adventures from all around the world. Here you'll find a world of recipes you can have confidence in. These recipes celebrate authentic food heritage as well as modern techniques and ingredients. Be adventurous and try a new recipe and travel somewhere you have never been before.  Bon Appétit! Bon Voyage!  

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