I'm a contributing digital editor at Travel + Leisure and a freelance food, travel, culture, health, and lifestyle writer who has contributed to Lucky Peach, New York, Fast Company, and Salon, among other print and online publications. I'm also a contributing editor at the James Beard Foundation ...
I spent the summer after my sophomore year of college working at a bagel shop in Portland, Oregon. I had gotten the job despite my utter lack of food-handling experience, and the first thing the owner taught me was how to cut a bagel "the right way." I almost bristled at the instruction. After all, I was a Jewish girl from New York City—I had been eating bagels daily for years. As a baby my mom had given me frozen bagels to gum on: I had literally cut my teeth on the food.
There is something addictively satisfying about pushing a clove of garlic through a garlic press. The pop when it goes through. The intense garlic aroma that immediately manifests. The smug feeling of satisfaction you get when you think about how you don't need to dirty a cutting board and a knife. These seemingly pleasant sensations? They're a trap. Don't fall for it. Because garlic presses are actually the worst.
This week's meal plan is a mix of comfort food (ramen!) and good-for-you food (salads!). Each night you'll either make a little extra food for another night's dinner or incorporate already-prepped fare in a whole new way. Slow-baked salmon fillets are turned into a vibrant salmon and escarole salad; meatballs are added to noodle soup later in the week; and plain old brown rice becomes a lovely grain bowl for a fast Friday night dinner.
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