Menu of the Week – Week 6

September 17, 2014

The chill is in the air this week and that has me wanting more comfort food. I can easily have a salad for dinner in the summer but once fall comes a salad just doesn’t work. So for this weeks menu there are some heartier, more fall like foods. Roasted vegetables of all kinds are my favorite this time of year. Try roasting something new – like green beans suggested below. You don’t need to do much to them. Simple olive oil, salt and pepper. Baked at 400° until done. So good!

This is the last Menu of the Week. There are 6 weeks total now. Each day has something different. 42 different ideas. Add these to your current ideas and you shouldn’t have to wonder about what to make for dinner for very long.

Variety is the spice of life. Enjoy variety, enjoy life!


SUNDAY

Zucchini Lasagna (or regular)
Roasted Broccoli and/or Cauliflower
Salad
French Bread


MONDAY

Vegetable Soup
Corn Scones
Fresh Fruit


TUESDAY

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Burritos
Chips  & Guac


WEDNESDAY

Risotto – I made sun-dried tomato and basil – Yum!
Roasted Vegetables


THURSDAY

Curried Chickpea & Potato Stew w/Spinach
Samosas


FRIDAY

Spaghetti Squash w/Marinara Sauce
Roasted Green Beans
Parmesan Toast


SATURDAY

Mexican Chili Corn Pie
Fresh Fruit

Menu of the Week – Week 5

September 9, 2014

It’s that time again. Menu of the Week – Week 5. I tried a couple new recipes this week and they will definitely become regulars. Oh so tasty. It still makes me giddy just thinking about it! Yes, I am a bit of a food geek. There is just something about having familiar ingredients in new combinations and having that instant YUM factor when you take that first bite and the second and third.

One of these recipes is a Sweet Corn Fritter with Roasted Pepper Romesco Sauce. The fritters are a delightful combination of sweet corn and fresh basil. I don’t think I’ve ever had those two things baked together before. Separately – sure – regular sweet corn with a side of Caprese Salad. I’ve even put pesto on my sweet corn. But baked together and crisp it was so delicious. And the Roasted Pepper Romesco Sauce was delicious with it. The sauce was another new combination for me. I’ve had regular romesco sauce before – but never with roasted peppers. Yum, yum, yum!!

The other new recipe is a Thai Noodle Salad. Eaten with a super yummy grilled tofu. I am a bit bummed out though that I winged it with the marinade for the tofu and didn’t write down what I put in it. I know it was simple – some combination of lime juice, tamari and fresh ginger. Maybe something else…. I love when I have those throw it together moments that end up being a tasty surprise but I do hope I can replicate it. The Thai Noodle Salad was simple as well with fresh ginger and mint flavors.

Loving the tastes of late summer. I wish it could last forever! Hot summer days, delicious food and lemonade! And maybe some wine. Any way, on to the menu. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

 

SUNDAY

Chilaquiles – a tasty baked dish of layered tortillas, beans in a tomato sauce and cheese (if you like)
Chips & Guac


MONDAY

Twice Baked Potatoes with toppings
Lettuce Salad


TUESDAY

Grilled Hoagies
Veggies & Hummus
Fresh Fruit


WEDNESDAY

Bean Burgers – Chickpea, black bean, pinto bean- whatever you like
Baked French Fries
Watermelon


THURSDAY

Wild Rice Soup
Salad
French Bread or Biscuits


FRIDAY

Thai Noodle Salad
Grilled tofu


SATURDAY

Sweet Corn Fritters with Roasted Pepper Romesco Sauce
Broccoli
Baked Sweet Potato Fries or Chunks

Menu of the Week

September 1, 2014

Wow! It’s already week four in this Menu of the Week series.

I’m guessing some of you may be wondering where the meat is. You can certainly add your own. But for all of those people who wonder and ask what vegetarians/vegans can eat – especially when you’re gluten free. These menus are my answer.

I have way more flavor and variety in my diet than I ever did before I became vegetarian. I even became a better and more adventurous cook.  All of these meals can be gluten free – some things I have tried and true recipes for, some you can find at most grocery stores.

You may love having some new recipes to try or you may opt to pick things up at the local deli or restaurant. Either way I hope you are feeling less stressed and more inspired about dinner. Enjoy!


SUNDAY

Curried Vegetables with Dal
Indian Potato Pancakes
Mango Sorbet


MONDAY

Taco Salad
Watermelon


TUESDAY

Jamaican Rice and Beans
Fresh Fruit


WEDNESDAY

Fajitas
Chips and Guac


THURSDAY

Baked Pasta – red or white sauce
Broccoli and or Salad
French Bread


FRIDAY

Black Bean Soup
Tostadas with Toppings


SATURDAY

Chickpea Croquettes w/Greek Salad Topping
Greek Rice Pilaf