Menu plan Monday–Veggie meals!

toesand pepersSee my beautiful tomatoes and peppers? I’m so delighted to have such an abundance of gorgeous veggies, and I can’t believe they’re still doing so well in late September.

I’ve also just posted the last DB challenges-Vols-au-Vent, which are fancy puff pastry cups.

This week, I chose vegetarian meals as the theme. I don’t eat vegan every day, quite frankly because I don’t feel as well or have as much energy after a day or so.  But I do think it’s important for us to cut back. DH and I have discussed adding more veg meals into our diet, and we’ve discussed it before, but it just hasn’t (yet) happened on a regular basis. We have a few quinoa and bean dishes that we have. We love the quinoa ones, but I haven’t totally sold DH on them yet (with the exception of a chocolate raspberry pie made with navy beans–I will post this later this week).

Here are a few of our favorites

I can’t wait to see your vegetarian favorites!

Monday:

Celery and turkey in chestnut sauce

Tues:
(vegan)Lemony Mint Quinoa

Weds:
(vegan)
Red lentil curry with cauliflower and papads

Thursday:
(Vegan) Malasian curry (from the spice and herb bible)

Friday:
Pesto-ed mahi

Baked goods:
I surely don’t know. My baking has been pretty impulsive lately. Last week, I made an apple crumble (like this but less arrowroot and a mix of apples and cranberries), cinnamon bread and ginger cookies.

From my garden:

  • tomatoes
  • peppers
  • lemongrass
  • basil, parsley, thyme, rosemary, etc
  • carrots

From the market:

  • apples: gobs of them!
  • kale
  • onions

and everyone else?

Kim of Gluten free is life includes some of her favorite vegetarian dishes, including a Cocoa-coconut chili recipe from ED&BV.  Need I say more?  I think my menu for this week is changing now!  And she even gives a heads up on a pumpkin shortage.  Who knew!

Elizabeth of A Modern Gal joins us with a low carb menu.  She’s got a lot of interesting dishes on the menu, such as Aztec vegetables, quick black bean soup, and more!

Sea of Book of yum was a shoo in for this one, as she’s always a gluten free vegetarian!  She shares a fabulous looking recipe for Arugula Herb Gnocchi, which is dairy free, too, so that baby Sea is a happy camper.

Heather of Celiac Family has a hectic week planned, but she still has some Cilantro Lime shrimp on the menu that sound awesome, and I love the idea of breakfast for dinner.

Trish of Gluten Free in SLC shares a squash primer, and she has many locally grown foods on her menu, which I think is awesome.  I wish we had more co-ops here.

Deb of Green V-neck has a great line up, and I love the idea of sweet potato chili–reminds me of butternut squash chili that I should start making again!  Her asian noodle salad sounds great, too.  Thanks for joining us, Deb.

Thanks for the vegetarian inspirations!

About Cheryl Harris

Life played a funny trick on me. I've studied nutrition for years, and much to my surprise, found out that I could manage many of my health issues via diet. I've been GF for years, and I've got a bunch of allergies and sensitivities. But it definitely doesn't keep me from cooking, baking and enjoying my food. Thanks for stopping by.
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15 Responses to Menu plan Monday–Veggie meals!

  1. Ricki says:

    Such gorgeous produce! I got FOUR tomatoes from two plants this year. . . not sure what I did wrong (or whether the crappy weather was at fault). Menu sounds great!

  2. ElizabethG says:

    Cheryl, I definitely need to serve quinoa more often!. My menu is up, a number of vegetarian dishes, and dishes that can easily be made vegetarian by omitting the chicken or adding tofu:

    Menu for wk of Sep 27

  3. seamaiden says:

    Hmmm… vegetarian meals. I don’t know Cheryl, this will be a bit of a strain! Kidding, of course. I really got into your theme… (hehe)

    http://www.bookofyum.com/blog/dairy-free-gluten-free-arugula-herb-gnocchi-salad-recipe-4170.html

    Your garden sounds great! I’m so jealous!

    -Sea

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  5. Heather says:

    Thanks for hosting this week! Love the looks of your Quino and Black Bean Salad. My menu is up: http://celiacfamily.com/menu-plan-sept-28/

  6. Trish says:

    What beautiful garden harvest! There’s nothing like food that’s really fresh! Thanks for hosting. My menu is here:

    http://glutenfreeinslc.blogspot.com/2009/09/gluten-free-menu-plan-september-28-2009.html

  7. Deb says:

    What a perfect menu swap for me this week–everything I cook is vegan as well as being gluten-free! Can’t wait to go check out what everyone else is eating this week.

    http://greenvneck.blogspot.com/2009/09/menu-plan-monday_28.html

  8. Ricki–
    the tomato gods/goddesses smiled down this year for sure! I think it’s ’cause I sing to them

    Sea:
    I knew you’d come up with something great!

    Heather:
    hang in there! looks like a busy week.

    Trish,
    It’s such a joy to have a garden, I feel so lucky.

    Deb:
    1st time I’ve seen your website, what fun!

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  10. All those meals sound delightfully flavorful. I am especially curious about the chestnut sauce recipe…That sounds incredible!

  11. Cinn,
    I will try to post a recipe soon. I do like it because it’s so easy, but I don’t usually measure, which makes posting difficult! But since so many of the posts lately are cakes and desserts, I’m due for “food” food.

  12. Deb says:

    Thanks for including me! I am excited to try out the sweet potato chili. I love chili but nobody else in the family does, so hopefully if I call it something else this one will work out.

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  14. Angela says:

    Such a great menu! The collard stew sounds like a great way to use those yummy greens I’ve got. Thanks!

    My post is up: http://angelaskitchen.wordpress.com/2009/10/05/menu-plan-monday-october-5-2009/

    thank you for hosting!

  15. Angela says:

    Oops! I realized that I linked to the wrong week. Sorry!

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