I’m on vacation this coming week, so we may not stick to this, but if we do hang out around the house, I’d like to try my hand at these meals.
Sunday: I’ll be in Portland with my pop, Giehl and Isaiah can have whatever they want.
Monday: Vegan Kluski with sliced tomatoes, corn, and peas
Tuesday: Taco Bowls! I loved these last time. Instead of quinoa, though, I’m going to use a vegan ground beef substitute, like this one or this one. Here’s why I’m trying to rely a little less on quinoa as a protein source for my north american family.
Wednesday: Mozzarella Mac Deep Dish Pizza. Holy moly. I have to try it. Just once.
Thursday: Mediterranean Bowls. I’ve been eyeing this recipe for a while. And I’m 100% making my own flatbread to go along with it.
Friday: Poblano “Crema” Enchiladas. I’ll throw in tempeh for some added protein.
Saturday: Potato Pierogi’s with Caramelized Onions (Giehl, be sure to get good sauerkraut and fresh dill), Mac & Shews, and a Vegan Caesar Salad
Keeping it super simple and fast because Giehl is in charge of dinner all week!
Sunday: Corn on the cob, veggie dogs, and salad
Monday: Easy Peanut Noodles – we’ll use shiitakes, edamame, kale, and carrots as the veggies to make the meal appealing for the kid
Tuesday: Scrambled Tofu Breakfast Burritos (Giehl loves a good breakfast burrito, man)
Wednesday: Spaghetti with tomato sauce, Trader Joe’s meatless meatballs, and salad
Thursday: TACOS! We’ve got some Tofutti Sour Supreme we need to use up
Friday: Puffy Pillow Pancakes with Gimme Lean Soy Sausage
When this posts, we will have just gotten back from Ecuador. The fridge will be bare, I won’t have slept on the plane, and we’ll need to go grocery shopping and feed ourselves and unpack and catch up on new episodes of Sherlock.
So, I’m going for another easy week:
Monday: Jumbo Chickpea Pancakes. I’ll make ours perhaps with teensy tiny mushrooms and a little Trader Joe’s beefless crumbles to go along with the avocado and hummus.
Tuesday: we have an appointment at the dinner hour in South Philly, so we’ll probably go sample the vegan offerings at this fun little spot. You’d never know this little hole-in-the-wall would have a HUGE range of vegan goodies, from Caesar salads to dessert!
Wednesday: That Easy Vegan Seeded Whole Grain Bread was so damn delicious, I’m going to make it again and use it as a base for Vegan BLTs.
Thursday: Smoky Tempeh Burrito Bowls with tortilla chips
Friday: Vegan Cobb Salad with Coconut Bacon
Saturday: post-baseball game homemade pizzas – we’ll use Daiya mozzarella or Miyoko’s if we’re feeling splurgy, plus Lightlife veggie bacon & pineapple or Lightlife pepperoni & black olives. Old school, with a vegan twist.
It’s going to be hot and it’s a busy week, with at least two or three baseball nights plus book club and more, so I’m trying to be pretty economical with our time and the oven:
Monday: Easy Chickpea Scramble with steamed kale and, if I remember to start it at lunch Easy Whole Grain Seeded Bread
Tuesday: Almond Butter and Tofu Stir Fry
Wednesday: Lemon Dill Vegan Chicken Salad sandwiches (or a wrap, in Isaiah’s case)
Thursday: Vegan Broccoli and Cheese Soup (I’ll toss in some pan-fried Gardein Chick’n Scallopini for extra protein)
Friday: Gardein Beefless Burgers with Vegan Ceasar Salads