Monday, 24 September 2012

Meal Planning Monday (24th September 2012)

This week I have made a lovely new food friend: roasted broccoli. Oh my word, how good is roasted broccoli? I made a batch of it with cauliflower and me and the babe scoffed the lot as a snack. Divine even when stone cold.

I have also rediscovered pearl barley. I used to chuck it in with a lamb stew I made pre-vegan days but that only worked if you were eating the whole stew in one go. I found that the barley just kept expanding and sucked up all the sauce so leftovers where gloopy rather than saucy which made me sad. This time, I cooked it on its own and served it with lentil stew and it was lovely. Great texture and good flavour in its own right.

Finally, and most importantly, yesterday I made the most scrumptious vegan chocolate muffins. My life is now complete. I will post the recipe this week so you can all share in my excitement! Oh, and no refined sugars beyond maple syrup which makes me an even happier bunny.
Lunch: Crumpets & grapes (had big brekkie and having big dinner)
Dinner: Curry!!! homemade mushroom kadai, saag aloo and dhal with a little takeaway boost for husband's birthday feast :)

Lunch: Soup and sandwiches
Dinner:  Mixed bean chilli with buckwheat and quinoa

Lunch: Curry (leftovers from Monday which will taste even better now) 
Dinner: Garlicky greens in black bean sauce and rice noodles

Lunch: Curried lentil, potato and cauliflower soup (trying a new recipe in the slow cooker!) 
Dinner: Roast veg and potatoes, red cabbage, greens, quinoa

Lunch: Hot white bean and aubergine open toasted sandwiches
Dinner: Red lentil and mushroom spaghetti bolognese 

Lunch: Sandwiches
Dinner: Lentil stew, bulgar wheat, potatoes and greens

Lunch:  Hash

Dinner: Something experimental but stew-like in the slow cooker!

Snacks & puddings
Tinned, fresh and dried fruit, smoothie, crackers or rice cakes & nut butter or hummus or marmite, whole nuts, yoghurt, muffins (full meal muffins for the baby and chocolate for me - yes! vegan!).

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  1. Stews are perfect for this weather! Have a great week x

  2. Hmmmm not sure about cold broccoli ;) The meals sound lovely though, esp the lentil spag bol :)

  3. We'll have to give roasted broccoli a try. Sounds delicious!
    I'm always interested in some new recipes to add to my Recipe File Box. That's why I love MPM!
    Looks like there's going to be lots of yummy meals eaten this week.