Wow, I can’t believe it’s the last day of August! Where did the summer go? School has been back in session for a week, yet I’m still surprised to hear the school bus roll down my block each morning.
We had a busy weekend here, but in between chores and fun I was able to put together my menu plan and also do a bit of advance cooking. I roasted up a bunch of vegetables – eggplant, zucchini, bell peppers, onion, asparagus with lemon, tomatoes and, of course, garlic. Boy, did my house smell good!
I’ll be using up some ingredients I have on hand, hoping that will make for a small grocery bill like last week. Even purchasing mostly organic, my total came to just over fifty dollars!
Here’s what I’ll be cooking; clicking on the links will take you to the author’s original recipes where you can print if you’d like.
- Banh Mi Portobello Burgers
- Creamy Vegan Lemon Asparagus Pasta
- Garlic Ginger Noodles with Zucchini and Scallions
- Grilled Vegetable and Soba Noodle Salad
- Maple Peanut Soba Salad with Edamame and Apples
- Open-Faced Ratatouille Sandwich
- Vegetable and Black Bean Enchilada Pasta
- White Bean & Portobello Stew
Note: I follow a WFPBNO (whole food, plant-based, no oil) diet 90% of the time, allowing for a bit of oil here & there when dining out or when I just want a little treat. When the recipe calls for oil, I substitute vegetable broth or plain water when appropriate. Sometimes the exact recipe I’m using is not published online so I will share a similar recipe.
So, what’s cookin’ at your house? Are you menu planning?
P.S. For other great menu planning bloggers, please visit Organizing Junkie!