Back to School

Baby boy is in kindergarten! Wow. All day big guy school means school lunch. They do offer a catered “healthy” hot lunch, but for a few reasons we will be packing lunch. 1. The catered option doesn’t include vegan options. Every day includes cheese and/or meat. 2. The catered option is $6 per day. (!) […]

Menu Board

I need to do yet another post for veg burgers now that I’ve got a good mojo for that recipe now. I made 2 batches last week because the 4 yr old is really digging those lately, made into cookie sized patties. He eats them with no bun, dipped in ketchup or mustard. The recent […]

Menu Board

This was our light load from the market today. We still had lots of provisions from Saturday’s trip. The 2-almost 3 yr old assistant “helped” me with the menu board before I could get a clean photo. 🙂 I’m into hummus lately. I really like it in wraps for lunch. I made red pepper curry […]

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This menu was inspired by our Tuesday trip to the farmer’s market. Next shopping day is Saturday. I couldn’t resist the really weird yet intriguing purple long beans. I’ll try a simple stir fry to check out the flavor. Purple is maybe a theme this week. Purple long beans, purple hull peas, purple potatoes. May […]

Farmer’s Market

This was our Tuesday haul. I’m trying something new with menu planning while I have the luxury of the farmer’s market. Instead of having a set menu and shopping list I have a set number of meals in mind. I bought ingredients that looked interesting and then put together the puzzle for a menu. We’ll […]

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I took a little road trip this week with my 2yo side kick. We both had fab lunches at a little bakery on the river. “Vegan hummus sandwich” for me. (I’m trying it as a wrap.) Yummy lentil soup and roll for the little guy. He is obsessed with this soup, and I really liked […]

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Veg “fried” rice because I want something easy and veggie. What is traditional for fried rice? Not sure, but I plan to pack mine with carrots, onions, pea pods, and maybe even kale. I’ve had my eye on this eggplant rollatini concept for a while. Time to try it. Eggplant, spinach stuffing, marinara…What can go […]

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The birthday Dizzle chose this week’s menu. Tasty job! Veg burgers again with a new twist. Garbanzos and basil. Red pepper curry might be the absolute fave right now. Masman curry. Hearty comfort food. Yes! Babaganoush, hummus, probably with spinach bread sticks. Dip night! Yellow butternut curry. Another tasty curry to add to the repertoire. […]

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Eggplant calzones. Roasted garlic and eggplant. Mmmmmm. There is a particular ragu recipe that I love because it combines so many different flavors like sriracha, aleppo, mint, etc. The original includes ground lamb and is delicious. I tried making it with beans….yuck. This time I plan to keep it simple as a fresh sauce for […]

Tofu Prep for Thai

  Print Tofu Prep for Thai Author: Next Good Meal Serves: 4   Ingredients 14 oz pkg extra firm tofu 2 TB rice wine vinegar 2 TB low sodium soy sauce Instructions Divide tofu into slices or cubes. Lay pieces onto a clean towel. Cover with another clean towel. (or paper towels) Add weight to the top. […]