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Menu- September 12-18

September 12, 2010

Since you may be wondering: I stocked up with $20 of veggies the farmer’s market for last week’s menu and managed to get away with a $90 total grocery bill!  Including the groceries we already had at home, that means $90 fed three hungry vegans for an entire week.  That comes to just about $4.5 per meal, or $1.50 per person per meal.  We still have bunches of stuff left over, too, since one farmer gave us no less than 10 cups of kale for our $2, and we got some free veggies from a friend of ours who gardens.

Here’s our menu for this week. You may notice a couple of repeats from the last menu:  that’s because we had a few scheduling issues come up, and had to rearrange some meals.  A couple of my recipes got shoved to this menu instead.  This week I’m taking it easy.  We’re going to be busy so I tried to make lunches easy.

Sunday, September 12

Lunch: Boca Nuggets and homemade Dill-Spiced Cottage Fries

Dinner: Roasted Vegetable Lasagna (made using a recipe from 1000 Vegan Recipes) -also making a raw portion

Monday, September 13

Lunch: leftover Lentil Pasties (from last week) and Cabbage Saute

Dinner: Yellow dal with Spinach over rice (1000 Vegan Recipes p263)

Tuesday, September 14

Lunch: Quinoa Burgers with Grilled Mushrooms and steamed green beans

Dinner: Chickpea Cutlets (from Veganomicon), coleslaw, steamed carrots

Wednesday, September 15

Lunch: Boca Chikn Nuggets, leftover cottage fries from Sunday, peas

Dinner: Breakfast for Dinner!  Mushroom Frittata (Vegan With a Vengeance), Oven Roasted Potatoes, fruit smoothies

Thursday, September 16

Lunch: Chickpea Broccoli Casserole (Vegan With a Vengeance) and fresh fruit

Dinner: Summer Rolls with Dipping Sauce (VWAV p84), Rice Noodle nests (Wok cookbook), Thai Green Soup (VWAV)

Friday, September 17

Lunch: Smoothies and sandwiches, fresh veggies and Goddess Dressing

Dinner: Seitan and mushroom stroganoff

Saturday, September 18

Lunch: Sicilian rotini with mint-almond pesto

Dinner: Argentinean Vegetable Stew (1000 Vegan Recipes p254) with homemade bread bowls

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Vegan MoFo 2009: Introduction and Schedule

October 1, 2009

Thanks for tuning (well, clicking) in, and welcome to day 1 of Vegan MoFo [MOnth of FOod] 2009!  MoFo was started a few years back as a challenge for vegan bloggers.  The mission?  To post something about vegan food every day for the month of October.  Nothing more or less–just anything, as long as it has to do with vegan cuisine.

Some choose to do random, different posts each day, some have themes for each week, some do a theme each month.  I will be mixing those ideas.  I will…

Showcase a different vegan ingredient every day through the month of October!

Thirty-one days gives me plenty of opportunity to mix the well-known ingredients that give non-vegans trouble (tofu, for instance), vegan applications of mainstream ingredients, and the other fine food offerings known to most as “that weird vegan stuff” (you know–brown rice syrup, arrowroot powder, Silken, and the ever-terrifying agar-agar).

To challenge myself further, I’ll dedicate a couple of days a week to specific topics.  Here is the schedule for the month.

  • Mainstream Monday– I’ll show you recipes that can be made with ingredients found in any grocery store.  No froofy vegan food here, just basic, tasty meals made with staple foods and common produce.
  • Thrifty Tuesday– Tune in on Tuesdays to find meals that can be made on a budget.  I will not only list the recipe, but also the approximate price of each ingredient and a final breakdown of the nutrition you get and the price per serving.
  • Wednesday and Thursday– Grab bag- These posts won’t be confined to a specific category.
  • Farmer’s Market Friday– Today I’ll use produce found at the farmer’s market to create a fresh, hearty meal.
  • Sweet Saturday– Saturdays are dedicated to the love of sweets.
  • Serene Sunday– Sundays will be filled with inspiring quotes, photos of happy animals, and comforting, nurturing recipes to help you find a little peace in your day.

In addition:

Daily, I will post a reason to go vegan (on Halloween, I’ll post a countdown with all the reasons in the same post!).  I will also post links to alternative recipes that feature the same ingredient of the day.

How do you fit into all this?

Please, pretty please, feel free to comment with your own recipes with the day’s ingredient, give me your feedback if you try a recipe, or just say hi.  You can follow me with an RSS feed, or even e-mail me if you have an idea, suggestion, comment, rant, or a cute picture of a penguin that you want to share.