First meal plan of the new year and I am really excited!!
I was looking back at my first post from last year to see if I had publicly committed to any resolutions, food or otherwise. NOPE. Call it intuition, kismet, whatever but I (apparently) went into 2019 with exactly ZERO goals. Well played, blissfully ignorant self of early 2020.
One of my intentions had been to cook my way through the Fresh India cookbook and, while I haven’t quite made it there yet, I am *so close*. Most of the recipes left are desserts, which I just have a hard time taking the time to bake because there are so many things I want to bake in this world. I’m taking votes for what I should cook my way through next (preferably a vegetarian cookbook)! I am leaning towards one of the Moosewood cookbooks because they are way underused in my kitchen but I feel like they are classics and probably have a lot of recipe gems that I’m missing out on.
Whatever your food goals for the new year, hopefully they involve eating more delicious things – and I can help with that. Here’s what we’ve got for you in this week’s meal plan:
- grapefruit quinoa salad – so fresh!
- red pepper and tomato soup – totally going to be making this with grilled cheese
- sweet potato vindaloo – the perfect mix of sweet and spicy
- vegan chili cornbread casserole – yes yes yes
- tempeh and chickpea sloppy joes – so fun
- chickpea chocolate chip cookies – impressive
GRAPEFRUIT QUINOA SALAD from Rhubarbarians
Prep Ahead Tip: The quinoa can be made a day ahead. The entire salad is great for weekly meal prep too!
Vegan/Gluten Free Substitutions: Omit the feta or use vegan feta cheese. Recipe is gluten free
RED PEPPER AND TOMATO SOUP from I Heart Vegetables
Prep Ahead Tip: Recipe can be made up to 3 days in advance
Vegan/Gluten Free Substitutions: Recipe is vegan and gluten free.
SWEET POTATO VINDALOO from Joanne Eats Well With Others
Prep Ahead Tip: Make the spice blend ahead of time.
Vegan/Gluten Free Substitutions: Recipe is already vegan and gluten free.
VEGAN CHILI CORNBREAD CASSEROLE from Hummusapien
Prep Ahead Tip:Veggies can be chopped ahead of time.
Vegan/Gluten Free Substitutions: Recipe is vegan, use gluten free all purpose flour for gluten free.
TEMPEH AND CHICKPEA SLOPPY JOES From She Likes Food
Prep Ahead Tip: Recipe only takes 30 minutes to make.
Vegan/Gluten Free Substitutions: Recipe is vegan, use gluten free buns to make GF
CHICKPEA CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES from I Heart Vegetables
For a printable shopping list, click here.
That looks like a fabulous menu. I’m eyeing the Grapefuit Quinoa Salad. How unique, fresh, and beautiful!
Grapefruit quinoa salad is a new recipe for me and shall try this combo tomorrow! Thanks for sharing a great meal planner and wish you a very happy new year!