First full week of virtual school IN THE BOOKS.
Honestly? Remy loved it. At her age it’s only a total of about 30 minutes per day in two divided sessions. I think she would love real school more, but I’m really happy that she’s engaged…for now.
Today we are going apple and pumpkin picking. Its the first kind of “normal” activity we’ve done since the pandemic started. I’m excited. Especially for all the pie I plan to bake tomorrow.
This week’s meal plan has some of my favorite comfort foods – pumpkin chili, roasted buffalo chickpea salad (swooning), butternut and lentil bolognese, broccoli tacos, stuffed shells, and black bean burgers. Happy eating!
CROCKPOT VEGAN PUMPKIN CHILI from The Roasted Root
Prep Ahead Tip: This is a set it and forget it slow cooker recipe, so no advance prep is needed!
Vegan/Gluten Free Substitutions: Recipe is vegan and gluten-free
ROASTED BUFFALO CHICKPEA SALAD from Rhubarbarians
Prep Ahead Tip: The buffalo chickpeas can be made ahead up to a day in advance and kept in an air tight container on the counter. You can also pre-chop your veggies and keep those together in the refrigerator.
Vegan/Gluten Free Substitutions: Either omit the butter or use vegan butter for the sauce. Omit the blue cheese and use vegan ranch dressing. Recipe is gluten free.
BUTTERNUT SQUASH AND LENTIL BOLOGNESE from Eats Well With Others
Prep Ahead Tip: The lentils can be cooked a few days ahead of time. Drain and store them in the fridge until ready to use.
Vegan/Gluten Free Substitutions: Omit the mascarpone to make this vegan. Use gluten free pasta to make it gluten free.
VEGAN BROCCOLI TACOS from I Heart Vegetables
Prep Ahead Tip: No prep necessary
Vegan/Gluten Free Substitutions: Recipe is vegan when made with Vegenaise. Use corn tortillas to keep this recipe gluten free.
VEGAN STUFFED SHELLS From Hummusapien
Prep Ahead Tip:Recipe comes together quickly.
Vegan/Gluten Free Substitutions: Recipe is vegan, use GF pasta if needed.
EASY VEGAN BLACK BEAN BURGERS from She Likes Food
Prep Ahead Tip: Burgers mixture can be made up to 3 days in advance.
Vegan/Gluten Free Substitutions: Recipe is vegan and gluten free. Make sure to use gluten free buns if needed.
HEALTHIER OATMEAL COOKIES from She Likes Food