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Old 10-16-2011, 03:09 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Nothing special going on here lately but I did manage to meal plan for the week. 

 

I am planning:

Tempeh and rice with broiled green beans

"Sausage" with sauteed cabbage and onions, and boiled potatoes

Bean tacos with Quorn tenders in tomatillo sauce

Tofu stirfry with soba noodles

Broccoli and mushroom garlic noodles

Spinach and tofu lasagna


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I'm trying to come up with dishes to use up the multitude of fresh vegetables that just came in from the various gardens of our family.  We've done some preserving, but most of them are still sitting there on the counter and in the refrigerator looking piteously at me, hoping not to get wrinkled or moldy.  It's really hard to get all of them into jars or the freezer with my smallest one around.  He's not into cooking unless he can help (he's just one.)  So here's what we're having this week:

 

-Refried beans, corn tortillas, salsa, jalapenos in escabeche and green chile

-Shitake mushroom and barley soup with the zillion vegetables from the harvest

-Linguine with marinara sauce, french bread, "sausage" and green salad

-Red beans and rice with blackened tofu and steamed broccoli

-Roasted potatoes, butternut squash, baked tofu

-Rice paper rolls with noodles, peanuts, basil, mint, lettuce and carrots and sweet peanut sesame dipping sauce

 

Dessert Menu

-coconut shortbread cookies

-almond cookies

-cantaloupe sorbet

  

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My menu is looking like this, this week:

 

Tues: Roasted turnips and carrots with alfredo and spaghetti noodles

Wed: Herbed spaghetti squash with spinach salad and green beans

Thurs: Quinoa pilaf with roasted acorn squash

Fri: Tacos and burritos with homemade re-fried beans

Sat: Eating at MIL's bday party

Sun: Coconut stir-fry with brown rice

Mon: Hot and Sour soup


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We've been trying to put a lot more veg in our diet and a lot less of the fake meat we love so much, so for this week we're having:

 

- mashed potato casserole with zucchini, red and orange peppers, carrots, tomatoes, and red leicester cheese.

- Ratatouille with quinoa

- Butternut squash soup

- Whole grain rice and tomato sauce with a fried egg on top

- Egg bake with blue cheddar cheese, zucchini, peppers, mushrooms, and onions

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I knew I was planning to make something with tempeh and green beans this week but I wasn't sure what exactly I would do. So tonight I crumbled the tempeh and fried it til crispy, then tossed it with a nutritonal yeast gravy and ww egg noodles. Served it with broiled lemon pepper green beans. So good! Too bad DS1 only ate geen  beans and DS2 wouldn't even try it.


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Tonight: DH cooked his yummy Hari Krishna potato and cauliflower curry

Sunday:  spaghetti squash, maple beans and green beans

Monday: Butternut squash soup in pumpkin bowls, "finger" breadsticks and salad

Tuesday: Fried zuccini and carrots over quinoa

Wednesday: Alfredo and noodles with roasted veggies

 

And that's as far as I've gotten this week..


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I recently become vegan, after being vegetarian for years.  I've been looking through recipes and have some items I want to try making.

 

Tonight was just brown rice with a variety of veggies, seasoned with veggie broth, salt, and pepper.  Some form of brown rice and veggies have been my staple the past few weeks.

 

Coming up:

Scalloped Potatoes (with a nutritional yeast sauce)

Fritatta - tofu, potato, spinach

Tofu Scramble

Vanilla French Toast

Curry - some sort!  I bought some curry powder

Sweet and Sour Tofu

Pumpkin Pancakes

 

I have all sorts of new-to-me seasonings and ingredients in the house and I'm loving actually cooking!  I always took the easy (cheesy) way out when I was vegetarian.  Curry, coriander, red wine vinegar, nutritional yeast, tofu, cardamon, tumeric, rice vinegar, tahini, miso, etc...

 


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We just had 'sausages' with potatoes, onions and cabbage. YUM! This is my new favorite meal.

 

Planning for this week:

pasta with asparagus and white beans with a lemon garlic sauce

chili with baked potato

stir fry with carrot, broc, napa cabbage and tofu with rice

seitan and barley stew

pumpkin pancakes and 'sausage' patties

mac n cheeze with broccoli


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Subbing again!notes.gif I've been slacking with meal planning much too long (again)! shy.gif

 

I don't have a concrete meal plan for this coming week yet.. It'll be mainly leftovers from the freezer, some soups and pasta dishes..

I really need to get back 'into the game' after having gotten so many wonderful vegan cookbooks! I'm thinking maybe picking 1 and planning meals for that week only from the book.

We'll see how it goes.. I'll let this week 'slide' and will be more spontaneous with what we have in the house, but then I really must jump back onto the wagon!


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We just had 'sausages' with potatoes, onions and cabbage. YUM! This is my new favorite meal.

 

Planning for this week:

pasta with asparagus and white beans with a lemon garlic sauce

chili with baked potato

stir fry with carrot, broc, napa cabbage and tofu with rice

seitan and barley stew

pumpkin pancakes and 'sausage' patties

mac n cheeze with broccoli

Do you make the 'sausages; yourself? If so, what kind of recipe are you using?
 

 


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Do you make the 'sausages; yourself? If so, what kind of recipe are you using?
 

 


I have made these sausages many times, but I've never done anything other than just put them on a bun and eat them. For slicing and sauteeing I use the Trader Joe brnad or sometimes Tokurkey Italian sausages.
 

 


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I have made these sausages many times, but I've never done anything other than just put them on a bun and eat them. For slicing and sauteeing I use the Trader Joe brnad or sometimes Tokurkey Italian sausages.


Oh cool, I think I had Vegan Dad's recipe printed out even.. I just need to find it in my binder(s)! LOL

I'll give it a try soon, now that you reminded me! thumb.gif

 


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Last night we had salsbury seitan, mashed potatoes, gravy, and roasted asparagus. Tonight will be BBQ tofu, corn on the cob, green beans, and melon. Tomorrow will be garlic and olive oil noodles with broccoli. Thursday and Friday will be Thanksgiving dinners, 1 with family, 1 with friends.


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