What’s Cooking? 7/9/12

Hello from Vegetarian Mamma! We are happy to have you here again this week! As a quick reminder, we like to keep our meals simple, often times you can make them ahead and even store some meals in the freezer!  We focus on recipes that are adaptable!  For example, if a recipe calls for Vegan Cheese, you can sub that out for Dairy Cheese.  Not a vegetarian? That’s okay, feel free to add in a cup of diced chicken/turkey to a meal.  Recipes that taste good, are simple to make and can be adapted to everyone’s eating needs are what we strive for!


We love to create and eat stir fry dishes all year round.  They are simple to prep and chop ahead of time, which is a huge time saver!  This is a vegetable packed dish that you can fry at a higher heat in your skillet if you don’t have a wok.  Have fun adding in some of your favorite colorful veggies to this dish!  As a sweet treat to start off the week, we have planned for a fresh strawberry rhubarb crisp!  It gives the perfect combination of sweet and tart.
TuesdayLemon Muffins, scrambled eggs and fresh fruit
Its switch around night; breakfast for dinner! Just like opposite day; remember that from when you were a kid?  These lemon muffins are full of lemony flavor!  They can also be easily adapted to fit vegan needs. The best part is they freeze well!  Since you already have the oven warm, why not make a double batch and freeze for some easy breakfasts! I bet you’ll thank me!  To make sure that the bellies of your family are full, serve your muffins with freshly scrambled eggs and some fresh “in season” fruit such as blueberries, strawberries or raspberries.
WednesdayCurried Lentil Soup served with warm Potato Buns
Tonight is soup night!  This recipe not only tastes great but freezes well! I always try to have an extra batch of this soup in my freezer!  We are pairing this soup with some warm potato buns!  These buns are sweet and a perfect addition to any soup.
Ah, pasta!  I love to eat pasta at least once a week! If you can pair it with some fresh garden vegetables, that is even better!   Go ahead, pick some of those garden tomatoes!  As with the pasta dish last week, I would recommend doubling the pasta recipe if you are cooking for 3 or more people.
Happy Friday!  We made it through another week!   To gear up for the weekend we like to keep our Friday night meals simple!  Typically, we have sandwich style meals on Friday nights.  Occasionally, we throw in a pizza.  But tonight we are introducing you to a splendid sandwich spread.  This spread tastes great seasoned with a bit of salt and pepper!  If you have leftovers, save them and take your family for a surprise picnic on Saturday! These sandwiches are perfect for dinner and a picnic!


We hope that you have found some new recipes to add to your menu plan!  Did you try any recipes from last week?  We’d love to hear from you!



About Cindy

Cindy is the owner and author of Vegetarian Mamma and is a foodie who loves to blog about gluten free vegetarian/vegan recipes. Her family also focuses on foods that are peanut, tree nut, dairy, soy and gluten free. Cindy's family is dedicated to finding/creating recipes and products that fit their families allergy needs. Cindy resides in Ohio with her husband and two boys (born '07 & '10). She enjoys spending time with her family, the outdoors, gardening, wine and cooking!

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