Meal Plan: October 23rd



This upcoming week is Diwali—the "Festival of Lights" celebrated in Hinduism, Jainism, and Sikhism. To commemorate this holiday, we asked our community members to share their favorite Diwali recipes! If you’re curious about this holiday, you can read more here.

The rest of the week is filled with warming, season-appropriate dishes like a rich pumpkin soup, a one-pot chicken to save on the dishwashing time, and a surprisingly filling cauliflower salad. The week ends with a pumpkin whipped ricotta toast with blackberries that you have to try!

If you make any of these recipes, snap a photo and tag us #feedfeed @thefeedfeed on Instagram or TikTok for a chance to be featured. Happy cooking!

Chicken Biryani
by @PriMade

This classic Indian dish serves multiple senses: first, your eyes with the vivid golden hue, then your nose with the aromatic fennel and cumin, then finally, your stomach with its bold, comforting, and crowd-pleasing flavor.

Diwali Chocolate Bark
by @Kraviings

Diwali is known for celebrating with exceptional dessert offerings. Here's a super easy chocolate bark that comes together with very few ingredients- Melted chocolate is flavored with cardamom and then set to firm with edible rose petals and chopped pistachios-but any toppings of your choice work well here!

Petite Dabeli Bites
by @Eat.Treat.Retreat

In addition to its adorably compact presentation, this street food from Mumbai warms the senses with Dabeli masala-seasoned potatoes balanced with the tart, mouth-watering flavor of tamarind. Don't be shy—you'll want seconds.

Tuesday Pumpkin Lentil Soup with Chili Crisp
by @Lisathompson
@Lisathompson loves making a big batch of this pumpkin soup every year when the temperatures start to dip, ensuring that there is a healthy and filling lunch squared away in the fridge for the week ahead. Don't skip on adding the chili crisp for an added spicy kick!

WEDNESDAY Garlic Chicken with Mushrooms
by @Theendlessmeal

Deceptively simple and loaded with plenty of savory garlic, this under-an-hour dinner is sure to make a mushroom fan out of fungi skeptics. The trick is ghee, or clarified butter, which adds a toasty warmth to the Chicken dish.

THURSDAY Roasted Cauliflower Salad
by @Wandering_Chickpea

If you're a fan of cauliflower, then you will love this easy salad! The addition of salty-briny olives, chickpeas, naturally sweetened dates, and a dash of tangy red wine vinegar dressing makes a bright and flavorful base for any of your favorite proteins-try adding shrimp, chicken, seitan, or tofu to balance it out.

WEEKEND BONUS Pumpkin Whipped Ricotta Toast with Blackberries
by @Lisathompson

This fall stunner hits all the right flavor notes: sweet, salty, and spicy! Fresh roasted pumpkin is whipped with ricotta, mascarpone cheese, and some maple syrup for a fluffy, creamy mixture that's the perfect foil to the juicy, crunchy textures atop this toast.