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What's Cooking Veg*n in July?

post #1 of 110
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I'll start this month's daily food thread!

Tonight I made my very first batch of pesto with the obscene basil overgrowth from my garden. We'll have it over gnocchi, with a big salad, steamed broccoli, and sauteed kale...and maybe I can get the whole wheat herb bread in the freezer defrosted in time...
post #2 of 110
Gnocchi and a big salad sound so good right now! What's in your pesto, if you don't mind me asking?
Today I'm having leftovers from lunch yesterday. Spanish brown rice with black beans. So yummy and so simple. :
The recipe is in my siggy.
post #3 of 110
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The pesto was basil, olive oil, pine nuts (and some cashews, since I ran out of pine nuts), nutritional yeast, raw garlic, and garlic salt (since I also ran out of garlic). It was GREAT!
post #4 of 110
yesterday we had a simple lentil soup, and avocado potato salad from "Vegan brunch" the night before.
post #5 of 110
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Originally Posted by fiddledebi View Post
The pesto was basil, olive oil, pine nuts (and some cashews, since I ran out of pine nuts), nutritional yeast, raw garlic, and garlic salt (since I also ran out of garlic). It was GREAT!
That sounds SO yummy! I'm really going to try and make pesto once our basil really starts going.

This week's been crazy busy. I stumbled across a great health food store yest when I went to visit my grandma-in-law. And got miso for ds(we've been out for ages and he keeps asking for soup) so last night we had miso soup with onion shoots from the garden, homemade broth, garlic and tofu. And stir fried eggplant, onion, garlic, cauliflower, celery and carrot with an apple juice/vegetarian fish sauce sauce served on rice noodles and a small salad with red lettuce, red peppers, walnuts and walnut oil apple cider dressing.
Nothing that exciting but ds was loving the soup...not to mention that the health food store had the so delicious coconut milk agave sweetened ice cream that I've been wanting to try...so ds and I split an "ice cream" sandwich for dessert...he couldn't have been happier...had to call his aunt to tell her he was eating ICE CREAM! lol
post #6 of 110
I'm making a completely vegan "cream" of mushroom soup tonight with tofutti sour cream stuff. Right now my husband is making a fruit salad to go with it. We got white apricots at Trader Joe's. They are really juicy and taste like plums.

ETA: Soup is in the crockpot, of course.
post #7 of 110
Today we went to a canada day bbq...on the fourth of july! LOL It was pot luck and I made veggie maki rolls-cucumber avacado and a roll with yellow beans/red pepper/carrot

There was hummus, veggies, veggie burgers it was all super yummy!
post #8 of 110
Today we had a big southern style vegan lunch: green salad (lettuce from our garden!) with cukes and tomatoes, braised smoky turnip greens (from the garden!), cornbread, and fresh shelled peas from the CSA.

Dinner was grilled pizza.
post #9 of 110
We had a family BBQ for the 4th yesterday so we brought Vegan Dad's Vegan Sausages : They are so awesome!! We also had watermelon, cherries, potato salad & veggies with dip. I was so proud of myself since we were in charge of bringing chips & dip I made the dip with low fat sour cream & brought a bowl of veggies so I could skip the chips. It wasn't easy but I did it! I've got to drop some weight!!

Tonight is family dinner at MIL's house so we are at her mercy. Hopefully she makes some potato enchiladas.
post #10 of 110
Last night we had frozen cheese tortellini- with cilantro pesto for me, red sauce for DH, and no sauce for DS. Also Morningstar chick'n tenders. Frozen fruit bars for dessert.

I just got home from a big grocery shopping trip and actually made a meal plan for this week. We can't keep eating convenience foods all the time!

Tonight: veggie chili that I stuck in the crockpot this morning, corn muffins, spinach salad, and melon.
post #11 of 110
Tonight was an almost all 100 mile..mmm...

Salad of red lettuce, cucks, tomatoes, hemp seeds
Tomatoes, onion, garlic, eggplant, beet leaves, basil, pine nut, olive, pasta

The only things not local we're the noodles, pine nuts and olives. Lettuce, basil, beet leaves we're from the garden
post #12 of 110
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Originally Posted by MinneMom View Post
I just got home from a big grocery shopping trip and actually made a meal plan for this week. We can't keep eating convenience foods all the time!
Job well done!!!

I find the crockpot has helped me tremendously. Just another public service announcement from the crockpot fan club. (LOL)
post #13 of 110
I'm making honey baked lentils, corn on the cob and a salad.
post #14 of 110
Uggg...tonight was spagetti at MIL's. Not so good, but hey she puts love in it atleast.

Tomorrow I am planning to do tofu & snow pea stirfry with brown rice & edamame.
post #15 of 110
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Originally Posted by williamsmommy2002 View Post
I'm making honey baked lentils, corn on the cob and a salad.
Yum! How do you make these?
post #16 of 110
Tonight is a version of stroganoff w/fake sausage and natural (but still canned) cream of mushroom. Spinach/strawberry/goat cheese/almond salad. A nectarine for me because it smells soooo good!
post #17 of 110
Tonight was a quinoa salad with tons of yummy herbs and veg and hemp seeds( I can't get enough!) we had sauteed egplant rounds covered in garlic powder and chives, and sauteed fake chicken...again the boys wanted fake chicken, I swear ds would live off the stuff! Thank godness for hot sauce!
post #18 of 110
Duh, totally forgot to look for a new thread! I kept on waiting for new e-mail notifications from the June thread!

Last night we had an awesome CP curry/chickpea/veggie dish on brown rice and fudgy Brownies from the Vegetarian Times recipe. (I had to stop myself from eating those! )

Tonight we'll have some not-so-healthy mac 'n cheese that a friend of ours brought over (she knows I love hers. Talk about comfort food! Fatty, cheesy.. yum! *lol*) and DS requested 'Blondie Bites' (another VT recipe, using white chocolate).
post #19 of 110
Last night was tofu & snow pea stirfry over brown rice with edamame on the side. Tonight will probably be sloppy joes, if I can find a quick sauce recipe, otherwise it'll be burgers with corn & green beans.
post #20 of 110
Tonight was stir fry with edamame, snap peas, bell pepper and corn. With fake chicken. Over coconut-lime rice.

Now I'm eating oatmeal with strawberries and some toast for "second dinner." Pregnancy turns me into a hobbit.
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