Sunday, August 2, 2015

Tiffanie: this week's menu

Ugh, three weeks not recorded! Here they are!

Two weeks back:

  • curried peanut sauce bowl with tofu and kale, rice
  • massur dal and carrot soup, bread
  • lentils with spinach and sausage
  • potato salad with green and white beans, summer corn fritters, melon slushies
  • English jacket potatoes
  • roasted eggplant and pepper spread
Last week:
  • pineapple fried rice
  • chickpea cutlets, mustard sauce, sauteed greens, baked potatoes
  • pasta night: garlic pine nut sundried tomato spaghetti
  • roasted cauliflower soba lentil tahini bowl
  • taco night with chile-beer tempeh
  • Creole hoppin' jean with hot sauce and guac and chips
This week:
  • chilaquiles and tortilla soup
  • pozole rojo
  • corn chowder with basil, baked zucchini chips
  • sweet potato, squash, and black bean enchiladas
  • probably a pasta night and a taco night...
I borrowed the cookbook Thug Kitchen from the library, and am trying out a bunch of recipes this week. I'm also going to try out a cake, a waffle, and a brown rice bowl with edamame breakfast recipe.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Tiffanie: this week's menu

Ok, it's really the last two weeks. Apparently I need some encouragement?

Two weeks ago:

  • curried peanut sauce bowl with kale and tofu and rice
  • escarole with white beans, spicy cauliflower side
  • mapo tofu, rice, seaweed, sauteed greens
  • pizza night, salad
  • pasta night: tempeh meatballs with spicy slurpy sauce
Last week:
  • brown curry with veggies and tofu, rice, salad, corn on the cob
  • roasted tomato basil soup (Barefoot Contessa recipe), olive oil bread
  • polenta with sauteed chard and toasted pumpkin seeds, Field Roast sausages
  • pizza night, salad
  • pasta night: spaghetti with garlic, sun dried tomatoes, and pine nuts.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Tiffanie: this week's menu

Sadly lagging here!

Last week:

  • taco night with chimichurri sauce and kale with black beans
  • cauliflower mushroom pot pie with olive biscuit crust, salad
  • lentils with rice and caramelized onions, and spiced pita crisps
  • pasta night: garlic pine nut sundried tomato parsley with spaghetti
  • homemade pizza night
This week:
  • lal dal (red lentil curry), jasmine rice, sesame slaw
  • dragon noodle salad, sesame tofu
  • olive lentil burgers, home fries
  • taco night
  • pizza night (easy to make the dough if you're home a couple of hours ahead of time)
  • pesto cauliflower pasta with tofu
  • blondies
  • zucchini olive breakfast cake. I will leave the goat cheese in, but sub in soy milk and flaxseed/yogurt for the eggs.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Tiffanie: this week's menu

Oh, I am way behind... here's the last three weeks!

  • hoppin' jean with guac/chips, salad
  • garlic and sun-dried tomato and pine nut pasta, salad
  • taco night, with mushrooms and greens
  • broccoli tofu stir fry, rice
  • curried couscous salad (as a snack)

  • eggplant and bread crumb pasta, salad
  • sauteed peppers and onions with Field Roast sausages, buns
  • chickpea cutlets, mashed potatoes, mustard sauce
  • tortilla soup

  • pasta with tempeh meatballs and spicy sauce, salad
  • pineapple tofu fried rice
  • taco night with chile beer tempeh
  • garlic tomato soup with orzo and greens
  • spaghetti pie for the kids
  • pizza night (homemade) with pesto sauce
  • cowboy cookies and muesli

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Tiffanie: this week's menu

It's spring weather, all cool and possibly sprinkly? Makes me want soup!

My plans include:

  • mushroom barley soup, with no-knead bread
  • snobby joes (i.e. lentil based), salad
  • pasta night: slurpy spicy tomato sauce, with olives and capers, salad
  • mole skillet pie
  • lentils and rice with caramelized onions and spiced pita crisps, slaw

Monday, May 11, 2015

Tiffanie: this week's menu

The plans this week include:

  • white beans and escarole, baguette, fried zucchini slices, Field Roast sausage
  • bok choy, chickpea, and cashew saute. Jasmine rice. Roasted sweet potatoes and baby turnips. Baked tofu. Seaweed.
  • cauliflower tahini bowl with soba noodles and lentils
  • brown curry with all the veggies and tofu, rice, salad.
  • baked potatoes with chili, salad
  • no-bake energy balls
  • muesli

Monday, May 4, 2015

Tiffanie: this week's menu

My plans this week include:

  • sesame crusted tofu with garlicky spinach, jasmine rice, roasted sweet potatoes
  • chickpea cutlets with mustard caper sauce, mashed potatoes, green salad
  • broccoli tofu stir fry (again; the kids like this one)
  • pasta night: eggplant with bread crumbs and spicy tomato sauce
  • massur dal and carrot soup, homemade bread

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Tiffanie: this week's menu

Another late post...

Last week we planned/ate:

  • curried peanut sauce bowl with kale and tofu and rice
  • cauliflower mushroom pot pie with olive biscuit crust (Veganomicon)
  • tempeh meatballs and spicy slurpy tomato sauce
  • mapo tofu, rice, slaw, roasted seaweed
  • lal dal, rice, sauteed greens
This week's plans include:
  • bok choy with chickpeas and toasted cashews, rice, roasted sweet potatoes
  • broccoli tofu stir fry, rice, seaweed
  • pasta night: garlic/pine nut/sun dried tomato spaghetti
  • chili with mole sauce and zucchini, skillet cornbread
  • posole verde
  • energy balls, muesli
  • sides for when I need one: spicy cauliflower with sriracha, braised fava beans, steamed artichokes with mustard dipping sauce

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Tiffanie: this week's menu

Rather late here... perhaps I need some moral support? People, post!

This past week, we ate:

  • leek potato soup, no-knead bread
  • pasta night: sun dried tomato pine-nut garlic with spaghetti, green salad
  • hoppin' jean, with guac and hot sauce and chips, plus fennel orange salad
  • curried peanut sauce bowl with kale and tofu and rice
  • waffles (wholesome waffles from Isa Does It), roasted purple potatoes with onions and herbs, smoothies. The waffles were pretty good; they have oats and wheat germ and flax seed in them, so they have a nice texture. Kids were split. I like them with some maple syrup.
  • snack plate/leftover night, with English jacket potatoes, simple fried rice (scallions and scrambled egg), etc.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Tiffanie: this week's menu

Some cool weather and rain, plus a birthday dinner out at Mio Vicino...

The plans include:

  • brown curry with veggies and tofu, jasmine rice, roasted seaweed
  • pasta with spicy tomato sauce, eggplant with bread crumbs
  • butternut ginger soup with homemade bread
  • braised red cabbage with red wine and sausages and apples, bread
  • vegan biscuits & gravy, roasted potatoes, smoothies

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Tiffanie: this week's menu

Ok, more like the last two weeks... I've been sick forever, so I'm way behind on documenting...

We ate:

  • peanut noodles with baked tofu, roasted seaweed, raw kale salad with avocado
  • chickpea and artichoke heart stew, homemade bread
  • butternut ginger soup, bread
  • curried peanut sauce bowl with kale and tofu (twice, since the sauce makes enough for two meals)
  • bok choy and chickpea saute with toasted cashews, rice, baked tofu
  • pizza night (homemade dough), with spinach and roasted garlic
  • sausage and greens pasta with tomato sauce
  • english jacket potatoes, chickpea cutlets with mustard sauce, cole slaw
  • caramelized leek dal soup, slaw
The plans for this week:
  • leftover caramelized leek dal with jasmine rice and coleslaw
  • tofu mushroom potato stew with miso gravy, collard greens
  • millet spinach polenta with sun dried tomato pesto, roasted sweet potatoes
  • taco night, with chili-beer marinated tempeh and mushrooms
  • pizza night, cause 1/2 the kids like pizza night. And 2/2 eat it.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Tiffanie: this week's menu

I've been sick for two weeks straight, so the meals have been quick... Here's what happened in the last two weeks:

  • chana masala (chickpea tomato curry), rice
  • sweet potato and curry soup (quite tasty, has lots of rice in it)
  • pasta night: sun dried tomato and garlic with pine nuts
  • seitan shepherd's pie
  • veggie soup with homemade bread (made my own pureed "bouillon", worked very well)
  • curried peanut sauce bowl with kale and tofu
  • pasta night: tempeh meatballs
  • takeout pizza twice
My plans for this week: (note, I generally plan for Sunday night - Weds, and use leftovers and improvise for the remaining three nights. I should be planning 1-2 more meals, but usually I'm able to create a meal from what we have on hand, plus my CSA box arrives on Weds, so I have more options later in the week.)
  • brown curry with tofu and veggies, rice, sauteed collard greens
  • creole hoppin' jean, spicy cauliflower, chips, guac
  • lentils with spinach and sausage
  • pasta night: eggplant with bread crumbs
I'm still not entirely back to healthy, so I'm keeping it pretty simple. Now that my husband isn't working every Thursday night, I need to start planning another meal again (normally I just made a hash for myself and whatever the kids wanted). It may be time to resurrect the snack plate night...

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Tiffanie: this week's menu

Late again! Here's what happened:

  • pasta night of eggplant and bread crumbs, with spicy tomato sauce
  • curried peanut sauce kale tofu bowl over rice
  • taco night with marinated chili-beer tempeh
  • pancake night with smoothies
  • shakshuka (spicy tomato sauce with greens and poached eggs and feta), fennel and orange salad
  • tortilla soup + leftovers
  • also no-bake energy balls and banana bread and cowboy cookies

Monday, February 9, 2015

Tiffanie: this week's menu

Geez, I'm not recording these in a timely manner!

Last week's plan:

  • Creole hoppin' jean, over two dinners. Once with spicy cauliflower, once with collards sauteed with mirin. Plus chips and hot sauce and beer.
  • pasta with tempeh meatballs, fennel orange salad. I seem to be the only person eating this salad anymore, but I don't care. More for me!
  • potato leek soup, bread.
  • breakfast burritos, with potatoes, mushrooms, peppers, onions, guac.
  • sweet potato hash with eggs
  • broccoli tofu stir fry with rice

This week's plan:
  • mapo tofu with rice, roasted seaweed, roasted brussels sprouts and sweet potatoes
  • chana masala (chickpea tomato curry), rice, spicy cauliflower
  • pasta: spaghetti with garlic, pine-nuts, and sun dried tomatoes
  • chickpea cutlets, potatoes (either smashed or English jacket roasted), cabbage slaw
  • veggie soup (to use up the odds and ends and turnips), homemade bread

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Tiffanie: this week's menu (and last week's)

Hmm... I seem to have forgotten to share last week's plans! Here they are!

Last week we ate:

This week's plans include:
  • spaghetti with eggplant and bread crumbs, fennel orange salad.
  • pineapple fried rice (Simple Suppers, from Moosewood)
  • cauliflower mushroom pot pie with olive biscuit crust. Brussels sprouts.
  • more honey oat bread
  • curried peanut sauce kale tofu bowl, roasted sweet potatoes.
  • sweet potato hash with kale.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Tiffanie: this week's menu

The plans this week include (or have included, as I'm late writing this):

  • pasta night: sun dried tomato pine nut garlic spaghetti. So yummy. 
  • lentil apple walnut loaf (go vegans!), with baked potatoes. Great as a sandwich filling, it turns out.
  • potato tofu mushroom stew with miso gravy, over rice. Homemade honey-oat bread. Lovely as grilled cheese sandwiches.
  • massur dal and carrot soup. Very spicy and warming. Leftover bread. Spicy stir fried cauliflower, some green... either brussel sprouts or chard.
  • sweet potato hash with kale and eggs.
  • pizza night; make your own pizza.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Tiffanie: this week's menu

Happy New Year! Everything is back to normal here, no more house guests, lots of growing mouths to feed...

My plans include:

  • hoppin' jean, with garlicky chard, and chips and guac and hot sauce and beer
  • white bean and escarole stew, with some sort of tempeh (either garlic thyme or maple mustard), and baked squash
  • tomato tortilla soup, bean and cheese tortillas, perhaps some Mexican rice
  • eggplant with bread crumbs, over noodles, with slurpy spicy tomato sauce. I will also try my first spaghetti squash, to eat with extra tomato sauce.
  • lentil apple walnut loaf. Gotta keep up the vegan cred. Also great as leftovers. Probably mashed potatoes, or roasted sweet potatoes, or roasted English jacket potatoes (my favorite way to eat russet potatoes now).
  • chickpea cutlets with mustard caper sauce. Mostly cause I miss the sauce so much, and the kids sometimes eat the cutlets. Mashed potatoes definitely. Delicata squash on the side. Yes, I am trying to reduce my squash population this week.
I made an apple pie coffee cake the other day for a party, and the boy said it was the best cake ever. So we'll probably make it again, so that we can split it down the middle and call it tea time.