Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Tiffanie: this week's menu

A bit late getting to this, but it was planned!

Meals this week:

  • a weekend pasta night
  • cajun hoppin' jean, with guac and chips and beer-chili marinated baked tempeh
  • potato tofu mushroom stew with miso gravy, over rice. Greens on the side.
  • cauliflower mushroom pot pie with olive biscuit top.
  • angel hair pasta with seared brussel spouts, olives, and walnuts (had this last night, very tasty). From Isa's new cookbook.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Tiffanie: this week's menu

Last week went mostly as planned, except for the fava bean dish being pushed to today (Sunday). I'm slow cooking the fava beans now, and marinating the tempeh in soy sauce, olive oil, balsamic, lemon juice, crushed garlic, and an excessive amount of fresh thyme. It smells amazing.

Plans for this week include:

  • the above lemon-thyme fava beans with mushrooms, plus garlicky thyme tempeh. And maybe mustard greens or wild rice.
  • creamy potato leek soup. Venturing away from Julia Child's awesome recipe to try Isa's. It has cashews in it! Also making no-knead bread, I miss it.
  • hearty beany chili (also from Isa). It looks solid, has lentils to make it extra hearty. Also cornbread muffins.
  • taco night, with mushrooms and whatever else is on hand.
  • chickpea cutlets with mustard caper gravy, mashed potatoes, greens or broccoli.
I have ever so many turnips from my CSA box to use... the winter session is over after next week, then a month off before the spring session starts, so I'll have time to use them. I'm thinking of trying some stews/curries.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Tiffanie: this week's menu

More Isa recipes! I tried the curried peanut sauce bowl with tofu, and it was soooo good. Brown rice, with steamed greens (kale or chard are good) and fried cubed tofu, drizzled all over with a curried peanut sauce that is amazing. The kids did not like it, but I am making it again this week for me.

My plans this week include:

  • taco night
  • split pea soup with bread
  • spaghetti and beanballs, green salad
  • lemon-garlic fava beans and mushrooms. Also garlicky thyme tempeh. I ended up buying dried fava beans (seemed cheaper than buying canned) so I'm going to use the slow cooker to make a double batch and freeze the rest.
  • curried peanut sauce bowl, this time with kale (used chard last time).

Monday, February 3, 2014

Tiffanie: this week's menu

Oh, it feels cold this week! California-cold, you know. :-)

My plans this week include:

  • breakfast-for-dinner of pancakes, hash browns, eggs
  • cajun hoppin' jean with chips and guac and salad
  • soup, probably minestrone, and bread. Tempted to have split pea...
  • taco night
  • olive-lentil burgers, roasted sweet potato fries, greens
  • maybe a turnip/potato/carrot curry stew? Sounds good to me right now.
Going out tonight for some birthday dinner with the family, yay! And I have two chocolate cake rounds in the oven right now for a big cake later.