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!


Celery and turkey in chestnut sauce

(vegan)Lemony Mint Quinoa

Red lentil curry with cauliflower and papads

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

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)

    Your garden sounds great! I’m so jealous!


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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:

  6. Trish says:

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

  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.

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

    I knew you’d come up with something great!

    hang in there! looks like a busy week.

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

    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:

    thank you for hosting!

  15. Angela says:

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

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