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post #21 of 53

This week:

 

Fajita black bean tacos

White bean kale soup and bread

Butternut squash-black bean Chili

Roasted root veggies, cannelini beans, broccoli

Edamame lo mein

Butternut squash-spinach lentil curry

post #22 of 53

Last night we had tangy okra salad (http://www.asianfood-recipes.com/Asian_Vegetarian/Tangy_Okra_Salad.php) with mashed potatoes. Tonight we're having pasta with roast pumpkin, feta, and basil (http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/4190/pasta+with+roast+pumpkin+feta+basil+vegetarian). Tomorrow night, we're having golden couscous with lemony mustard dressing (http://www.cuisine.com.au/recipe/Golden-couscous-with-lemony-mustard-dressing).

post #23 of 53
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by catnip View Post

This week:

 

Fajita black bean tacos

White bean kale soup and bread

Butternut squash-black bean Chili

Roasted root veggies, cannelini beans, broccoli

Edamame lo mein

Butternut squash-spinach lentil curry



Ohh the butternut squash-spinach lentil curry sounds yummy! As does the rest of your week actually! winky.gif

 

I still need to come up with a plan for this coming week!.. My freezer is overflowing, so I should include things from the freezer too..

 

post #24 of 53
Quote:
Originally Posted by catnip View Post

This week:

 

Fajita black bean tacos

White bean kale soup and bread

Butternut squash-black bean Chili

Roasted root veggies, cannelini beans, broccoli

Edamame lo mein

Butternut squash-spinach lentil curry


Now my dinner plans really sound lame wink1.gif Everytime I write out what we eat I realize that we eat a lot of meat substitutes. I really wish my boys would be open to more bean dishes.

 

post #25 of 53

Im hoping to make:

 

bbq seitan with spring onions/roasted zucchini

 

need to do something with beets....doesnt seem to go with bbq seitan

 

have one dinner left of baked tofu and eggplant

crockpot chili - need to buy tomatoes

 

 

post #26 of 53
Thread Starter 

Ok, here's my menu for this coming week:

 

*Squash (Butternut) soup w/low fat Zucchini bread (I'm still trying to find the Zucchini bread, so I'm going through different recipes each time I make the bread)

*Creamy Cauliflower Potato soup w/home made sourdough bread

*Baked Chickpea Ratatouille w/Quinoa

*Pasta w/tomato sauce & white beans (not very original, I know..)

*Skillet Gnocchi w/ white beans & spinach

*Black Bean Quinoa Burgers on home made ww buns & salad

 

Today we had the Apple Sauerkraut Quesadillas and instead of cheddar cheese I used my own nutritional yeast 'cheez' and it was quite nice! Hubby loved his with Cheddar but already said he'd have it 'my way' next time! 

 

Last night we went to a vegan restaurant I found online *yay* to celebrate our 10th anniversary love.gifand the food was just amazing!!! And best of all, Hubby LOVED everything!!! I think over time he'll really see 'the light' and might be heading towards becoming a vegan himself! (At least I'd hope. winky.gif) I had Tempeh for the first time in my life and absolutely loved it! Oh and the vegan (home made) ice cream was TDF!!!

 

I found the recipe through the website called http://www.happycow.net , which is quite neat as one can chose the country etc. and find vegan or vegetarian restaurants in cities one is looking for.

 

Thanks to Catnip and the mention of the one dish (Butternut Squash Spinach-Lentil curry) which I googled, I now also found yet another awesome site with tons of recipes that sound & look amazing! http://www.all-creatures.org/recipes/maindish.html  Maybe it'll inspire someone else here as well for future dinner plans!? smile.gif

post #27 of 53
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Originally Posted by nald1 View Post

Im hoping to make:

 

bbq seitan with spring onions/roasted zucchini

 

need to do something with beets....doesnt seem to go with bbq seitan

 

have one dinner left of baked tofu and eggplant

crockpot chili - need to buy tomatoes

 

 


Your BBQ Seitan sounds delish! Do you make the Seitan yourself?

 

post #28 of 53

tonight we are having curried lentil burgers with (soy) yogurt and mango jalapeno jam.  also, steamed broccoli served with tahini sauce, too!  eat.gif

post #29 of 53
Thread Starter 

What's on your menus for this coming week, ladies?

I'm planning on using a lot of my freezer left-over meals since I don't have much space in my freezer and like to rotate a bit.

On Wed. I'll be checking out a local market and plan on getting some fresh veggies.. 

 

Tonight we had Vegan Lasagna with zucchini 'noodles' -DH loved it! (which surprised me as he's usually not a big tofu fan..)

Tomorrow we'll have black bean quinoa burgers 

For the rest of the week I plan to have

*something with cauliflower (need to use up one head I bought a few days ago)

* a pasta dish

* a soup (freezer)

 

Fri. DH & I are going out to a vegan restaurant again and for the weekend I don't know yet...

I still need to come up with better planning and was thinking of using my new vegan cookbooks in a rotation? I'd like to start with VCON, I only glanced through so far. shy.gif

post #30 of 53
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Originally Posted by mrsbrunette View Post

tonight we are having curried lentil burgers with (soy) yogurt and mango jalapeno jam.  also, steamed broccoli served with tahini sauce, too!  eat.gif

 

How do you do the tahini sauce?

 

Reading everyone's plans is inspiring me! We have been in such a rut lately, but dh is off for the next three weeks so it'll give me time to try some new recipes and stock the freezer! Yay!
 

 

post #31 of 53
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Originally Posted by FitMOmmyOf2 View Post




Your BBQ Seitan sounds delish! Do you make the Seitan yourself?

 



I take the lazy way out and buy my seitan prepared - some day I will attempt making it...when I dont have a one month old and 4 yr old occupying every waking moment :)

post #32 of 53
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Originally Posted by nald1 View Post

I take the lazy way out and buy my seitan prepared - some day I will attempt making it...when I dont have a one month old and 4 yr old occupying every waking moment :)


Nothing to be ashamed of!winky.gif I'm just asking because every home made Seitan I've made just doesn't taste right and the texture is just.. wrong!.. So I was hoping you might tell me your 'secret'! lol

 

 

post #33 of 53

I've been trying a little experiment lately with meal planning.  I've been planning 3-4 meals for the week and then the other 3 nights I've been digging through cupboards, freezer and pantry looking for stuff stashed in there that I've forgotten about or not sure what to do with it.  It's been helping me create simple, cheaper and from scratch meals.  I just came into the kitchen 10 minutes ago wondering what I was going to make for dinner tonight, wondering if I should get dh to go to the store on the way home from work.  But after a little snooping around I found some gravy in the freezer, some potatoes and beets in the pantry and all the ingredients to make chickpea cutlets.  So, now a night where we might have had pancakes for dinner (not that there's anything worng with some yummy pancakes), we'll be having a nice autumn dinner of cutlets with gravy, mashed potatoes and roasted beets.  If I get it together in time I might try to whip up an apple crisp for dessert.  It will make up for last nights dinner of nachos and raw veggies smile.gif.  I have no idea what the rest of the week is going to be like though so hopefully someone else will post their menus!

post #34 of 53

i used this recipe:

http://mideastfood.about.com/od/dipsandsauces/r/tahinisauce.htm

 

but ive made it before using a different recipe that added some spiciness to it. wish i could find it b/c it was so good!

 

 

oh and this week so far we've had polenta pinto bean casserole and tonight we had "creamy" tomato soup with grilled daiya cheese sandwiches.
 

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Originally Posted by beckington View Post



 

How do you do the tahini sauce?

 

Reading everyone's plans is inspiring me! We have been in such a rut lately, but dh is off for the next three weeks so it'll give me time to try some new recipes and stock the freezer! Yay!
 

 



 

post #35 of 53

Sunday: Wine and Cheese party for a friend's bday..so lots of cheese and fruit and crackers..

Monday: Cheesy broccoli soup with sour dough bread and a spinach salad

Tuesday: Chik'n and rice soup (been sick, so soups on the brain :)

Wednesday: Dinner at the in-laws; baked potatoes, salad and probably veggie burgers or something..

Thursday:  Cauliflower and potato Indian deliciousness (DH's cooking contribution for the week)

Friday: Crock pot spicy and sweet chilli with corn bread

Saturday: Undecided; Maybe home made pizza or pesto pasta or something else of the Italian nature.

post #36 of 53

Wednesday: peanut noodles

Thursday: fried potatoes with tempeh bacon and applesauce

Friday: goulash made with burger crumbles

Saturday: pizza

 

 

post #37 of 53
How did I miss this thread? This is exactly what I need to inspire me to be more creative!

Saturday was cabbage-beet-carrot salad with ginger dressing & sunflower seeds and black bean burgers
Sunday was gluten-free "mac & cheeze" with broccoli
Monday we had palak tofu (tofu & spinach) and sweet potato/zucchini pakora pancakes... they came out too sweet so I'll have to nix the potatoes next time...
Tuesday was roasted veggies (incl. summer squash, eggplant, carrots) and quinoa

No idea for tonight... FitMommyof2, I also have a head of cauliflower I need to use up...
post #38 of 53

I usually curry cauliflower - same recipe I use for curried pumpkin or squash, just cauliflower instead - red lentils, coconut milk, spinach, onions, raisins, spices. Let me know if you want the recipe.

post #39 of 53
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Originally Posted by Gator-mom View Post

Sunday: Wine and Cheese party for a friend's bday..so lots of cheese and fruit and crackers..

Monday: Cheesy broccoli soup with sour dough bread and a spinach salad

Tuesday: Chik'n and rice soup (been sick, so soups on the brain :)

Wednesday: Dinner at the in-laws; baked potatoes, salad and probably veggie burgers or something..

Thursday:  Cauliflower and potato Indian deliciousness (DH's cooking contribution for the week)

Friday: Crock pot spicy and sweet chilli with corn bread

Saturday: Undecided; Maybe home made pizza or pesto pasta or something else of the Italian nature.

what goes into the chili to make it spicy and sweet?  that sounds GOOD!!!

 

Also, any veggie butternut squash soup recipes out there?
 

 

post #40 of 53
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Originally Posted by catnip View Post

I usually curry cauliflower - same recipe I use for curried pumpkin or squash, just cauliflower instead - red lentils, coconut milk, spinach, onions, raisins, spices. Let me know if you want the recipe.


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