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Veganuary Week 1

5 Jan

Anyone participating in #veganuary?  We are!  Well, I am, and the family are tagging along, to a certain extent.

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Breakfasts: the usual, plus a big new tub of peanut butter and…

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Lunches – leftovers, slaws, soups and:

  • Houmous  and various vegetables, salads and home made rye bread

 

Dinners:

  1. Veggie shepherd’s pie with sweet potato mash
  2. Stirfry with Thai basil, aubergine and tofu
  3. Vegan burritos
  4. Walnut burgers served in a ciabatta bun with salad/ sweet potato fries and if you are a pesto maniac like me, a no-basil spinach pesto
  5. One for the team: Pasta with red sauce (and/or vegan pesto)
  6. Comforting vegan kedgeree 

 

Desserts and snacks:

 

 

 

 

 

No Compromises Vegan Menu Plan

13 May

Menu Plan

1. Vegan Burritos

2. Miso-glazed Tofu & Eggplant with slightly undressed udon salad

3. Rip & Dip crusty bread with houmous, butter-bean puree, broccoli, peppers

4. Spaghetti with 3 Alliums (leek, shallot and onion) served with fresh or frozen peas

5. Tamarind and coconut dal with white rice and chilli fried greens

Shopping list

1.

  • Tomatoes
  • Beans
  • Onions
  • Shallots
  • Lemons/limes
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Chillies (optional)
  • Salad leaves/watercress
  • Peppers
  • Cucumbers
  • Hot sauce
  • Corn tortillas

2.

  • ¼ cup white miso paste
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons Mirin
  • 1 package extra firm tofu, sliced lengthwise into rectangles
  • ½ large eggplant, sliced into rounds
  • 1/2 pack udon per person
  • carrots
  • mushrooms
  • fresh or frozen peas
  • 1/2 a cucumber

3.

  • crusty bread
  • houmous
  • butter beans
  • garlic
  • lemons
  • onions
  • cucumber
  • broccoli

4.

  • 350g  leeks
  • 250g shallots (the large kind are less fiddly)
  • 250g red onions
  • dry white wine
  • plenty of vegan parmesan, or omit
  • frozen peas

5.

  • Indian brown lentils (masoor dal), washed and soaked overnight
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • tamarind pulp
  • turmeric powder
  • brown sugar or jaggery
  • black mustard seeds
  • garlic
  • 1/4 onion
  • 6-8 fresh or frozen curry leaves
  • 1-2 fresh red chillies (optional)
  • ground coriander

Dairy Free Menu Plan

18 Feb

Menu Plan

1. Classic minestrone soup

2. Lamb curry

3. Ratatouille

4. Sausages and mash

5. Pesto orzo

 

 

 

    • Olive oil : 2.5 cl
    • Fine salt : 6 pinch(es)
    • Rosemary : 0.25 bunch
    • Red onion(s) : 1 whole
    • Baby spinach leave(s) : 100 g
    • Courgette(s) : 1 whole
    • Stick(s) of celery : 1 whole
    • Carrot(s) : 1 whole
    • Chicken stock : 50 cl
    • Bacon cube(s) : 100 g
    • Pasta shells : 100 g
    • Fresh tomato puree : 20 g
    • Fresh thyme : 4 sprig
    • Freshly ground black pepper : 6 Turn
    • Tinned peeled tomatoes : 300 g
    • Parmesan : 75 g

2.

  • Butter/veg oil
  • Groundnut oil
  • 450g cubed lamb
  • Onions
  • Garlic
  • Cinnamon sticks
  • Cardamom pods
  • Ground cumin
  • Ground ginger
  • Garam masala
  • Chilli pdr

3.

  • Aubergines
  • Bell peppers
  • Onions
  • Courgettes
  • Plum or tinned toms
  • fresh basil

4.

  • Sausages
  • Potatoes
  • Soya milk
  • Non dairy butter

5.

  • Orzo pasta
  • Vegan Pesto
  • Pine nuts
  • Ripe tomatoes
  • Fresh basil
  • (optional) Feta cheese

 

 

vegetarian kid and toddler friendly menu plan

31 Jan

Menu:

1. Scotch pancakes, scrambled eggs, avocado, cherry tomato salsa

2. Button mushrooms with melted cheese on English muffins with Bean Thing

3. Baked potato wedges with houmous dip; more Bean Thing; cucumber wedges

4. Gnocchi with mozzarella, tomato sauce, cream

5. Spanish tortilla with peas

6. Halloumi kebabs in pitta breads

Shopping list:

1.

  • Flour
  • 6-8 Eggs
  • Milk
  • Avocado
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Shallots
  • Limes

2.

  • Button mushrooms
  • Cheddar cheese
  • English muffins
  • Cannellini beans
  • Tinned tomatoes
  • Onion
  • Carrot

3.

  • Potatoes
  • Houmous or ingredients for home made
  • Cucumber

4.

  • Gnocchi
  • Buffalo mozzarella
  • Tinned Tomatoes
  • Onion
  • Cream

5.

  • 6-8 eggs
  • Potatoes
  • Onions
  • Peas

6.

  • Halloumi
  • Bamboo skewers
  • Chestnut mushrooms
  • Red and yellow peppers
  • Tomatoes
  • Courgettes
  • Honey
  • Soy sauce
  • Pitta breads
  • Hot sauce

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7-day Vegetarian Family Menu Plan

10 Dec

Menu Plan:

1. Shepherdess Pie

2. Thai Vegetable Curry

3. Grilled Aubergines with Honey served with a Hoummous Platter

4. Rosti with Mushrooms and Eggs

5. Healthy Boston Baked Beans

6. Butternut Squash and Feta parcels

7.  Broccoli and Pasta Bake

Shopping List:

1.

  • Potatoes
  • 250g red split lentils
  • Vegetable stock
  • splash of white wine
  • 2 large carrots
  • 2 sticks of celery
  • onions
  • garlic
  • butter
  • tomato puree

2.

  • Shallots
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Lemongrass
  • Chillies
  • Lime
  • Fresh coriander
  • Coconut milk
  • Sunflower oil
  • Aubergine
  • Red pepper
  • Mushrooms
  • Okra (optional)
  • Baby corn
  • Bamboo shoots
  • Beansprouts
  • Soy Sauce
  • Palm (or brown) sugar

3.

  • 2 aubergines
  • honey
  • 1 can chickpeas
  • tahini
  • lemon
  • pitta breads
  • salad leaves
  • cucumber
  • carrots

4.

  • Potatoes
  • mushrooms
  • butter
  • eggs
  • parsley

5.

  • 250g dried beans (or 4 cans cooked)
  • carrot
  • apple
  • mustard powder
  • ketchup
  • vegetable stock

6.

  • extra strong flour (or 1pkt pizza dough)
  • yeast
  • 1/3 a butternut squash
  • feta
  • onions
  • cherry tomatoes

7.

  • broccoli
  • penne or fusilli pasta
  • 1 pkt cheddar cheese
  • milk
  • a little flour

Vegetarian 6-day dinner plan

15 Nov

Mushroom, rocket and goat’s cheese tagliatelle 

Courgette, onion, halloumi and tomato satay kebabs with white rice 

Aubergine, tomato and chickpea stew with couscous

Spinach, ricotta and parmesan gnocchi with sugo

Wild rice & pecan salad

Broccoli and paneer korma

 

 

2 cobs of corn

Pecan nuts

Avocado

Watercress

Marinated feta

 

500g fresh spinach

butter

onion

ricotta

eggs

 

Fresh tagliatelle

Mushrooms

Rocket

Soft goat’s cheese

Baby courgettes

Peppers

Tomatoes

Onions

Halloumi

Peanut butter

White rice

Carrots

Broccoli

Lemons

Aubergine

Celery

Tomato

Chickpeas

Onions

Couscous
Broccoli

Paneer

Courgettes