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Sunday, February 3, 2013

Menu Plan, 6/52


Before I get to my meal plan for this week, I would like to do a little look back at last week's planned dinners and how they turned out. Thanks for visiting and acting as my conscience. It forces me to stick to the plan!

As I told you, Monday's meal featured Hannah Kaminsky's Coconut Vodka Sauce. I am a big fan of this sauce. I eat it like I would chocolate...quickly and in large amounts. I'm not kidding. I just love this sauce. It uses coconut milk in place of cream and only a few simple ingredients, including vodka. I admit I sampled the vodka while I was cooking it too. That's a bonus right there.

The pasta is quite yellow in colour because it's gluten-free corn pasta. It sounds odd, but I actually quite like it.

On Tuesday, we had Simply Sweet Tofu, carrot soup and mashed potatoes (with vegan margarine and soy milk). The kids ate huge quantities of mashed potatoes. It was a nice, satisfying dinner for a cold day.

Wednesday's dinner was Spicy Eggplant and Tofu (above) served on rice. It turned out a little hotter than I had planned, but my husband likes the heat so it worked out well for him. I peeled the eggplant, salted it and steamed it, so it wasn't at all tough. It turned a bit saucy in fact, making it a nice soft contrast to the extra-firm tofu.

Our Thursday recipe came from "Meatless," a cookbook from the talented people at Martha Stewart Living. Here's my attempt at making the Pea and Potato curry, above.

On Friday, we ordered a platter of vegetarian sushi and some fried rice. It was so good. I could eat it daily.

My husband made an amazingly delicious Roasted Fall Vegetables and Lentil Salad on Saturday. It's also from "Meatless." Read on for more about this beautiful vegetarian cookbook.

Today, on Sunday "Husband Cooking" day, my husband is off to a Super Bowl party, so I am re-heating the leftover coconut sauce that I froze on Monday. Plus, I threw some veggies into the oven to roast.

Martha Stewart Living "Meatless" Review and Giveaway

Join me this What I Ate Wednesday when I will be reviewing the cookbook "Meatless: More Than 200 of the Very Best Vegetarian Recipes" from the people at Martha Stewart Living. I will be sharing some recipes and you can enter for a chance to win your own copy of the book.

There's still time to enter to win a copy of Lora Krulak's lovely homage to veggies, "Veggies for Carnivores." Enter here.

Now for this week's plan:



Kamut Elbows with Chickpeas and Tomatoes




Not scheduled


Black Bean Burgers


Husband Cooking (Let's hope it works out this time.)

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  1. My menu plan went out the window but in a good way luckily! Back on track today! The eggplant tofu looks great :)

  2. So many delicious meals, my mouth is watering! Coconut vodka sauce! Yes!!! Please!!


  3. These are great healthy meals! The simply sweet tofu looks so good, I need to get back on track with my healthy eating, I've been bad lately :P

  4. Your menu sound wonderful! I have a weekly foodie/menu linky party ON THE MEMU MONDAY, going on right now, I'd love you to join with your menu! Hope to see you there!

  5. I'm glad you're sticking to your plan and it's working out for you.

  6. So thrilled to hear your positive report! It's always incredibly gratifying to see my recipes being put to good use. :) Thank you!

  7. Everything looks yummy, especially the roasted veggies and lentils. But what I'm really focusing on is that fabulous platter underneath the pasta! ;)

  8. Ooh the roasted veggies are my favorite, great colors!

  9. Can't wait to hear what you think of "Meatless". I saw it at the bookstore yesterday but I resisted. Well, I didn't exactly resist, I bought a vegan one I didn't already have instead. I'm a cookbook fanatic!

  10. I love how you recapped your past week's eats... that last dish looks especially amazing! Can't beat roasted veggies. Thanks for linking up!