2020 has pushed us to cook & plan more meals than ever before. Here I have compiled a list of my Top 5 dinner recipes on repeat for 2020. These are on “the rotation” – tried and true, easy-to-make and delicious recipes from some of my favorite food blogs and websites. Hope this gives you a little inspiration if you are looking for something good to cook!
These recipes are listed in no particular order – it all depends on what you are in the mood for. These are ALL 5-Star recipes in my book! If anything catches your eye, try it out and let me know what you think!
BONUS: I’ve also listed a couple of my favorite Spotify playlists at the end that are great background for cooking!
- Sheet Pan Chicken Pitas with Tzatziki – Pinch of Yum
I make this recipe at least once a month – I love the combination of flavors – salty, sweet, acidic and savory. I usually serve these with naan bread that I’ll crisp up on the grill or my air fryer. The secret ingredient is the curry powder- don’t skip it! Also, be sure to make the homemade Tzatziki sauce – all the flavors work together. This is just plain tasty.
2. Crispy Chipotle Chicken Tacos with Cilantro Lime Ranch – Half Baked Harvest
This recipe is fun because you can make crispity-crunchity tacos out of regular corn tortillas by adding a little bit of oil to the tortillas and putting the tacos in the oven. The process of baking them will crisp them up!
One tip that I learned by experience is to be sure to cover the tortilla with a wet paper towel in the microwave so that they don’t break when you put the filling inside and then into the oven. I also make this with ground turkey instead of chicken – I like the ground turkey from Trader Joes (Get the one that has the most fat content for the most flavor). The Cilantro Lime Ranch is delicious and worth making – it makes the dish.
3. Turmeric Salmon with Coconut Crisp – Bon Appetit
This recipe caught my attention because I’m all about food as medicine, and Turmeric is good for you. I also like salmon and I was intrigued by the coconut crisp. This recipe has all kinds of flavor combinations that are somewhat uncommon – and SO delicious. I got the unsweetened coconut flakes from Trader Joes. Don’t skip this part – this is where the flavor gets interesting.
4. Spicy Chipotle Turkey Burgers – Allrecipes
I tend to make this recipe more during warmer months, as it’s great on the grill – but I did put it in my air fryer and it was delicious. This seasoning blend with the Chipotle pepper is very flavorful and keeps you wanting another bite. I like to serve this on a pretzel bun with Swiss or Havarti cheese on top. If you are ever making burgers, DEFINITELY add this one to the list.
5. Best Vegan Lasagna Recipe – Cookie and Kate
This recipe is a stunner – a guaranteed crowd pleaser for vegans and non-vegans alike. It’s the cashew cream for me. You can eat this as a side item with meat, or as the main course. See my blog post below for more details – I absolutely loved this recipe.
So there you have it – hope that these make your life a little easier and a lot tastier!!
In the meantime, below are a couple of Spotify playlists that I like to play in the background when I’m cooking:
Check them out – I think you may like them!
Lo-Fi Hip Hop Beats: This is chill with a little beat that’s great for the background & won’t distract you from concentrating.
Serotonin Playlist on Spotify – Feel-good music to lift your spirits.
Enjoy! Here’s to good food and good music!