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Brrr, The cold cold nights of december


The best flavors come from eating in season.  The taste of a strawberry in winter is nowhere close to

what it's like in spring peak season.  I encourage you to eat within the season and enjoy this month's harvest!

Weeknight Dinners for the Health Conscious of Charlottesville, Virginia



Based on your preferences, each week a menu of eight meal choices are offered from which you choose

three complete meals. Because of allergies, food preferences and dietary lifestyles, there is no set menu for each week.

Chef Virginia considers the family or individual's needs and creates a unique menu for each of them. 


Weeknight Dinners:  Early winter main dishes popular right now

Butternut Squash & Seafood Curry: butternut squash, shrimp, salmon and spinach in a red curry coconut sauce served over jasmine rice

Bourbon Marinated Filet Mignon with Baked Potato Casserole: bacon, cheddar, sour cream, chives and russet potato

Italian Wedding Soup: chicken meatballs in chicken broth with onion, carrot, celery, baby spinach, fresh dill and whole-wheat orzo

Honey-Mustard Pork Tenderloin + Brussels with Bacon & Pecans: roasted Brussels sprouts with bacon bits, toasted pecans , maple syrup

Kung Pao Tofu: stir fry of Asian-marinated tofu, carrot, onion, chestnuts, broccoli, ginger, garlic, scallion and peanuts with brown rice

Beef or Turkey Chili: ground beef/turkey, bell pepper, mushroom, onion, tomato, cannellini and spices with sour cream, chives, cheddar

Baked Salmon + Sweet Potato, Kale & Quinoa Salad: spice roasted sweet potatoes , quinoa, kale, dried cranberries, red wine vinaigrette

Steak Burritos: spice-rubbed sirloin, Spanish rice, pinto beans and Monterey Jack ready to roll into flour tortillas

Lemon Chicken Soup: orzo, chicken, celery, carrot, thyme and onion in a thick lemony broth

Lasagna with Beef/Bison/Turkey & Spinach: layers of marinara, ground meat, spinach, noodles, ricotta, mozzarella and Parmesan

Chickpeas & Cauliflower: riced cauliflower, chickpeas, spinach, pistachios, dried apricots and scallion

Turkish Lamb Stuffed Peppers: stuffed with ground lamb, rice, tomato, pine nuts, mint, dill, parsley, cinnamon, allspice

Penne with Corn & Italian Sausage: penne, sautéed shallot, creamy mascarpone, Parmesan, Italian sausage, fresh basil and corn

Roasted Chickpea & Broccoli Burritos: flour tortillas served with filling of red bell pepper, broccoli and chickpeas roasted with spices

Pistachio Crusted Cod with Herb Roasted Brussels Sprouts: ready-to-bake cod with Brussels sprouts, oregano, rosemary, thyme , basil

Turkey Tacos: flour tortillas, seasoned ground turkey, refried beans, shredded lettuce, grated Cheddar, salsa

White Chicken Chili: ground chicken, cannellini, baby spinach, bell pepper, cilantro, scallion, leek, celery and herbs

Turkey Enchiladas: seasoned ground turkey rolled in corn tortillas with enchilada sauce, green chilies, olives, Monterey Jack cheese


Chicken Fingers & Mac n Cheese:  babysitter's night of chicken cutlets baked with mustard, panko and Parmesan served with honey-mustard sauce and casserole of white elbow pasta, Gruyere, extra sharp Cheddar and Bechamel sauce