Meal Plan: October 30th



Happy Halloween and welcome to this week's dinner round-up!

Halloween is on a school night this year (boo) but we're in full swing for fall with a black bean soup on Monday. It's simple to prepare and hits the spot on chilly evenings.   

To ring November in, we're serving up white fish shakshuka, a French sole meunière, wild rice salad, and cozy pasta—to celebrate the end of the week, let's treat ourselves to overnight oats and some mini apple cheesecakes! (Bonus points if they last you through the weekend.)

Lastly, if you hit the Halloween jackpot, you lucky dog, you, head to our Leftover Halloween Candy. We have just the thing to make good use of it.

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!

MONDAY  Black Bean Soup 
by @Lisathompson

Just in time for Halloween! Feedfeed Senior Food Editor @Lisathompson has conjured up this pot of black bean soup made with the Rancho Gordo Midnight Black Beans.

"The recipe gets a punch of flavor from roasted tomatillos, peppers, garlic, and scallions, and a bit of chile powder for heat. Serve it straight up into bowls for an easy homemade dinner, or go all out and zhuzh it up with some sour cream (dairy-free if necessary), thinly sliced hot peppers, and some toasted pepitas for crunch. I serve mine with tortilla chips!"
TUESDAY Blackened Cajun Spiced White Fish Shakshuka 
by @Plate_and_pen

You've probably seen Shakshuka on every Mediterranean brunch menu. Thoughts that come to mind are spicy harrisa, yolky eggs, tomato sauce, and crusty bread. 

This version adds smokey Cajun flavors, green harissa, a briny element with Moroccan [green] olives, black olives, and artichokes. This recipe keeps the final ingredient tried and true with those yolky eggs we love. Adding flakey white fish easily takes this recipe from brunch to dinner. 
WEDNESDAY Sole Meunière 
by @Freshexpressonline

If you've never tried Sole- it's a sweet and delicate flavored firm white fish. It's light that it takes on whatever flavors you add-this recipe focuses on a buttery lemon flavor. 

Sole Meunière is a classic French fish dish that is dredged in flour, pan-fried in butter, and served with a brown butter sauce, parsley and lemon. It's perfectly paired alongside any salad or roasted asparagus, or mashed cauliflower. 
Wild Rice and Microgreen Salad 
by @Sincerelyv

This week I've paired this easy microgreen salad with Sole Meunière for a light and flavorful weeknight dinner. I felt like something fancy and French would pair nicely with microgreens.

This is a great side salad or base recipe to keep in your dinner recipe rotation. This salad's main ingredient is wild rice to give it a heartiness. Instead of leafy lettuce, it uses dainty microgreens-Think delicate flavors..Sweet raisins and nutty Marcona almonds, with a bite from the addition of red onion.

THURSDAY Pasta e Fagioli
by @Recipesandplaces

Pasta e Fagioli is one of those old-school Italian dishes that you only see on menus of hole-in-the-wall Italian restaurants. You know, the kind with red and white checkered table clothes...

You'll want to make this vegan version of pasta e Fagioli as soon as possible. The best part is that you only need one pot to cook this delicious meal, which is packed with beans, and a hint of tomato sauce sprinkled with vegan parmesan.

WEEKEND BONUS Mini Cookie Butter Cheesecakes
by @Bakedwithlovebyivy

@Bakedwithlovebyivy is only 15 years old and she interned with us at Thefeedfeed over the summer. We've been lucky to have her share some of her creations with us. This one is perfect for your fall weekend treat!

Crumbled Biscoff cookie crust, cookie butter swirl, and a spiced apple topping create the perfect fall cheesecake combination. These cheesecakes are baked as minis using a cupcake tin. Top each one with a spoonful of homemade caramelized apple topping after they are baked and cooled. (yum)
Cinnamon Apple Overnight Oats
by @Thefeedfeed

Ahh yes. Breathe a sigh of relief. It is the weekend. The house is filled with an amazing aroma like an apple cinnamon Glade plug-in. 

Get cozy this morning with a bowl of warm Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats! Double or triple this recipe for east breakfast all week long! These oats have grated apples, lots of cinnamon, vanilla and toasted nuts for topping!