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7 Quick Dinners To Make This Week

Some nights you need a PB&J sandwich, or maybe two, and some nights you need all the spices and pasta things as quickly as possible. Me too, me too.

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1. Cornflake Crusted Grilled Peanut Butter And Jelly Sandwich

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For whatever night this week that you just can't anymore. Get the recipe.

2. Beef and Shishito Pepper Skewers with Sichuan Salt

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Grind up some salt, peppercorns, red pepper flakes, and cumin seeds (that's the "Sichuan salt," and you can sub black peppercorns for Sichuan peppercorns if you need to). Sprinkle it onto skewers of beef and shishito peppers, then grill. Get the recipe.

3. Zucchini Pizza With Fresh Mozzarella and Basil Pesto

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Spread pesto on pizza dough, add seasoned zucchini rounds, add cheese. Get the recipe by Elizabeth Winslow for Camilla Styles inspired by Bufalina pizza restaurant.

4. Healthy Vegan Creamy Corn Soup With Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

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This old Gourmet recipe is interesting because it gets its creaminess from oatmeal that are pureed into the soup. Super healthy, looks delicious. Serve with a big, simple green salad for a light dinner — and maybe crusty bread if you're not trying to eat too light.

5. Watermelon, Feta, Basil, and Pistachio Salad

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Another light one. You could always sear some simple chicken thighs to go alongside, or add some cooked wheat berries to this salad to make it more filling.

6. Spicy Parmesan Shrimp Skillet

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Requires some planning because the shrimp is marinated in olive oil, Parmesan, brown sugar, soy sauce, garlic and red pepper flakes — but not for long. Then you just toss with cooked pasta and cheese. Get the recipe.

7. Soy-Marinated Tuna

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This recipe sounds very cool and insanely easy but definitely requires access to Asian ingredients. You dip sliced tuna in boiling water for 5 seconds and THEN marinate it in soy sauce, sake, and mirin for 30 mins. That's basically it, except the garnishes are kind of fancy but very exciting — sliced shiso, nori, pickled ginger, and a thinly sliced cook omelet, and wasabi. Get the recipe.