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5-day Yummy Vegan Menu Plan

15 Dec

We’re not vegan… but we think we can be vegan for five days!! It might be a good pre-Christmas (or post-Christmas) detox. Don’t forget to alter your staple meals like breakfast and lunch to vegan alternatives. For us this means buying soya milk or almond milk instead of cow’s milk, and investing in a couple of different flavours of  houmous for lunchtime sandwiches.

As always, I assume you have a stock of oil, salt, pepper and garlic. I list everything else just in case.

Menu

1. Wild rice and pecan salad with sweetcorn

2. Stuffed butternut squash a la Jamie Oliver

3. Almond lentil stew by Nigel Slater

4. Mashed potato with lime and coconut, served with steamed spinach and ginger dal

5. Spaghetti with vegan pesto

 

Shopping list:

1.

  • Wild rice
  • Pecans
  • Celery
  • Spring onions
  • Cranberries
  • Pecans
  • Fresh coriander
  • Oranges
  • Mustard
  • Honey
  • Tinned sweetcorn

2.

• Dried porcini mushrooms
• 1 butternut squash
• 1 red onion
• coriander seeds
• dried chilli
• fresh rosemary
• sun-dried tomatoes
• basmati rice
• pine nuts

3.

  • 1 carrot,
  • 1 stalk celery,
  • 1 onion,
  • 1 turnip,
  • baby button mushrooms,
  • green lentils
  •  vegetable stock
  •  bay leaf
  • rosemary
  • thyme
  • handful almonds
  • ground cinnamon
  • cherry tomatoes

4.

  • Fennel seeds
  • Fresh coriander
  • Mustard seed
  • Turmeric
  • Fresh Ginger
  • Fresh tomato
  • Yellow lentils (toor dal)
  • Potatoes
  • Limes
  • Dessicated coconut
  • Spinach leaves

5.

  • 1 1/2 cups fresh basil
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup pine nuts or cashews
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 1/3 cup nutritional yeast
  • Spaghetti (could be wholewheat)