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post #1 of 191
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I didn't see a new thread and just turned the page on my calendar.

I hope March is a little more creative for us!

Anyone have any good suggestions on what to do with a red cabbage? I'm thinking something spicy, and to go with tempeh. None of my cookbooks have anything good. My ds likes to pick out a veggie to eat raw from the co-op, but then never finishes it so it's up to me to come up with a dinner idea for it.
post #2 of 191
Tonight is minestrone soup and pumpkin muffins. Tomorrow will be tofu tacos and the day after that will be open-faced sauteed carrot, cabbage, and mushroom sandwiches with blue cheese dressing and dill. :
post #3 of 191
Tonight I made a Barley Vegetable soup from Real Simple. http://www.realsimple.com/food-recip...873/index.html I did NOT make a 16 serving version though. I made 1/2 and figured I should find out if we like it first! Smells good! :

I also made muffins with DD-blueberry and banana for in the mornings and cheddar cheese ones to eat with the soup. They should be coming out of the oven in about 2 minutes.

And then DD and I made choc chip cookies. I don't really understand the brown sugar thing. I never keep brown sugar on hand. I just use regular sugar and then molasses.

Okay, there's the muffins! Wish me luck, I've never made them before!
post #4 of 191
Tonight was rice and roasted broccoli, plus grilled chicken for DH.
post #5 of 191
tonight was cocconut red lentil soup. yum!

this week
beans and rice
mexican stuffed potatoes
mushroom strganoff and sauteed spin
breakfast for dinner
spaghetti and salad
polenta and red pepper fontina bake with peas
thai curry
chili cheese fries with beans and salad
post #6 of 191
ohh an on the red cabbage front i would make either a thai slaw with mayo onions and sirachi chili or
a spicy saurkraut. i have seen recipes around asian food or in nourishing traditions.
post #7 of 191
I am a new vegetarian and looove it. Since I am the only one so far : (hopefully I will get the kids to go that way) I had the amys vegetarian asian noodles. I loooove her vegan pot pie too. I have noticed that alot of vegetarian dishes have cheese and cant have them since I am also lactose intolerant. It is ok for vegetarians to have eggs right? told ya I am knew to this. I dont eat any meat what so ever but was wondering if eggs are considered meat at all. I dont know if I could go totally vegan if i decide to it will be a slow process. although I have only had eggs once since I started the vegetarian thing. By the way I feel sooo much better after i eat this way then I ever did with meat.
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I am a new vegetarian and looove it. Since I am the only one so far : (hopefully I will get the kids to go that way) I had the amys vegetarian asian noodles. I loooove her vegan pot pie too. I have noticed that alot of vegetarian dishes have cheese and cant have them since I am also lactose intolerant. It is ok for vegetarians to have eggs right? told ya I am knew to this. I dont eat any meat what so ever but was wondering if eggs are considered meat at all. I dont know if I could go totally vegan if i decide to it will be a slow process. although I have only had eggs once since I started the vegetarian thing. By the way I feel sooo much better after i eat this way then I ever did with meat.
Typically "vegetarian" means ovo-lacto vegetarian, which means someone who eats eggs and dairy but no meat, fish, or gelatin. Since you don't eat dairy but do eat eggs, you're an ovo-vegetarian. Vegans don't eat eggs or dairy.
post #9 of 191
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Originally Posted by Awaken View Post

Anyone have any good suggestions on what to do with a red cabbage? I'm thinking something spicy, and to go with tempeh. None of my cookbooks have anything good. My ds likes to pick out a veggie to eat raw from the co-op, but then never finishes it so it's up to me to come up with a dinner idea for it.
Red cabbage is sooo good pickled, and that brief soak in vinegar turns it a beautiful deep pink color too. It only takes about a day. Once its done serve it on top of falafil sandwiches or as part of a mezza feast.

For myself, ever since I found that the local asian food market has a constant supply of good-quality, cheap basil I have been gorging myself on pesto. I feel a bit guilty about it though as I know they have it shipped out from California once a week...and those food miles bug me.

Did you know that pesto is good on everything (and that really good vegan pesto can be made with tahini subbing for Parmesan cheese?).
post #10 of 191
Last night was brown rice pasta spirals with a combination of marinara sauce and cashew cheese with basil - it makes it kind of a creamy red sauce, and it's sooooo good! We had a few frozen Nate's faux meatballs in the freezer, so those got thrown into the sauce, too.
post #11 of 191
Sunday night I made the most AMAZING gluten cutlets, basically using this recipe from VeganDad: Seitan Scaloppine, but I used white wine instead of marsala, since that's all I had. It was OUT OF THIS WORLD. I served it with fresh rolls and steamed broccoli. We also made the almond shortcakes from his blog, but I don't like how they came out -- like heavy scones, not very good flavor.

Last night the kids and I were full from snacking all afternoon as we watched movies (weird Illinois school holiday yesterday), so we just made hummus and ate it with tortilla chips and raw veggies.

I'm not sure what's tonight. I have a feeling it will be something really slapped together, since we don't get home until after 5. Oh well!
post #12 of 191
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Originally Posted by jldumm View Post
mexican stuffed potatoes
I'm putting this on the menu! That sounds fantastic!

Tonight should be roasted eggplant sandwiches on a good roasted garlic sourdough bread with lemon-dill aioli, roasted cauliflower, and something else... maybe salad, maybe green beans.

Cooking has been so hard during this pregnancy! I haven't had the desire at all!
post #13 of 191
This week is pretty simple because dh is away and I'm on my own with the four little ones.

Last night we had teriyaki tofu, potato gnocci and a side of broccoli and cauliflower. Dessert was homemade zucchini bread.

Tonight I think we'll go for rice/black bean wraps and some sort of vegetable on the side.
post #14 of 191
last night was spinach, onion, "bacon" quiche (recipe from vegan vittles).
salad with chopped broccoli.

tonight is lemon chickpea soup, garlic bread, and salad with honey mustard salad dressing.
post #15 of 191
last night was roasted brussel sprouts, potatoes and mushrooms with a salad. It was fantastic.

Tonight is going to be bierocks (with mushroom/kraut filling) which is going to be a first attempt at an adaptation so who knows... it could also be cereal night.

Thurs is going to be chopped salad sandwiches... which is like a green salad with lots of goodies (olives, pickeled veggies etc) sandwiched into crusty bread with a lot of dressing and let to sit for a few hours. Yum.
post #16 of 191
We are happily munching macaroni & cheez sauce, with peas & corn! :
post #17 of 191
Tonight was penne pasta with spinach and canellini beans sauteed in olive oil, garlic, and lots of S&P.
post #18 of 191
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Originally Posted by SollysMom View Post
Typically "vegetarian" means ovo-lacto vegetarian, which means someone who eats eggs and dairy but no meat, fish, or gelatin. Since you don't eat dairy but do eat eggs, you're an ovo-vegetarian. Vegans don't eat eggs or dairy.


Thanks so much for clearing that up for me. Until today I didnt even eat eggs but today I had to break down. I just thought I was being vegetarian since I was eating bread from eggs and dairy. I didnt know thanks for clearing that up.
post #19 of 191
Tonight I made an Asian menu: rice noodles with veggies and eban sprouts, a salad with red cabbage and bok choi and sesame dressing, and soy & honey baked tofu.

I think tomorrow will be roasted asparagus pasta with sun-dried tomatoes and pine-nuts.
post #20 of 191
Last night was spinach-basil-parsley pesto pasta with brown rice spirals for DS & DH. DS has been on a pasta kick lately. I had a sandwich with cashew cheese, field roast slices, olive tapanade and romaine, because I had to leave early to go see Alfie Kohn speak!
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