Weekly Menu: Colorful Abundance

standard June 13, 2016 Leave a response

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Minimalist Baker is one of my all time favorite blogs, especially for approachable, tasty, plant-based recipes for a crowd. I tend to attempt brand new recipes whenever I have a houseful of company coming over, and Dana’s recipes are always guaranteed to turn out perfect and are a hit with our guests. I just got my hands on the new Minimalist Baker’s Everyday Cooking before our May adventures and have been making everything out of it that I can since returning home. This week’s CSA box fit perfectly with recipes still on my to-make list, so in a throwback to the old days of cooking through cookbooks on the blog, this week is all about the simple and delicious recipes from this beautiful book.

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CSA Ingredients

  • Peaches
  • Mushrooms
  • Cucumber
  • Eggplant
  • Lettuce
  • Potatoes
  • Squash
  • Corn
  • Green tomatoes

Recipes

All 101 recipes in this book are brand new, so make sure to grab a copy to get the recipes!

  1. Zucchini Walnut Muffins
  2.  The House Salad
  3. Garlic Scalloped Potatoes
  4. Super Thick Three Bean Chili
  5. Squash, Kale, and Quinoa Bake

Prep

  • Bake muffins.
  • Make salad dressing.
  • Marinate and bake a batch of tofu or tempeh.
  • Prep potatoes and veggies for quinoa bake and chili

Plan

Dinners:

  • Monday: House salad and veggie burgers
  • Tuesday: Garlic scalloped potatoes with baked tofu
  • Wednesday: Super thick three bean chili
  • Thursday: Squash, kale, and quinoa bake
  • Friday: Leftover salad, potatoes, and tofu

Lunches: Working on a blueberry basil salad recipe this week. Plus leftovers to keep things easy.

Breakfasts: Blueberry yogurt smoothies and zucchini walnut muffins.

Have a delicious, colorful, and sunny week! 

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Weekly Menu: Memorial Day Favorites

standard May 30, 2016 Leave a response

The official start to summertime is here! If you’re looking for a last-minute dish for the neighborhood block party or pool potluck, here are a few of my go-to favorites that will be made over and over this summer.

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Salads

  1. Green Bean and Quinoa Salad
  2. Roasted Vegetable Salad with Herb Vinaigrette
  3. Sweet Pea Pasta Salad

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Mains

  1. Roasted Summer Veggie Gratin
  2. Summer Tacos with Cucumber Salsa
  3. Southwest Lentil Burgers
  4. Triple Persimmon Nachos

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Drinks

  1. Cherry Lime Recovery Frosty
  2. Peach Ginger Sangria
  3. Watermelon Mojito Smoothie

Have a delicious and relaxing holiday!

Weekly Menu: European Edition

standard May 16, 2016 Leave a response

It has been almost an entire year since I’ve been in an airport. And while this last year of transition has been much needed, I am actually excited for an upcoming season of traveling. First up, a European adventure! During my planning and research, I was surprised at how accessible veggie friendly foods is in the UK and France. Here are some highly rated spots I plan on checking out this month.

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Dublin:

  • Cornucopia // Quick service, good prices, loads of veggies. Perfect for a filling lunch after a morning full of sightseeing.
  • The Farm // Something for everyone with a la carte and fixed menus across multiple locations.
  • Umi Falafel // Fun, easy picnic fare.

Paris:

London:

  • The Modern Pantry // Fresh, unique, veggie-rich dishes and a fun atmosphere.
  • Mildreds // Bright, fresh brunch and lunch plates.
  • Sagar // Traditional Indian fare.

I am looking forward to a delicious week of adventuring and eating my way through Europe!