Back to School Meals

First day of kindergarten

Now that we’re back in school mode I’ve been meal-planning again.  In the summer I pretty much stop doing this and just see what happens in a day (for better or for worse!).  The meals listed here are what we ate, intended to eat, or hope to eat this coming week.  It turns out that most weeks we end up with various nights having activities that take us out of the house and lucky for me that means less meals to plan.

Cannellini bean casserole or gratin, and a Fresh salad

Bibimbap (we like the version in America’s Test Kitchen’s massive vegetarian cookbook, it’s similar to this). Make sure you have some essential ingredients from your local Korean market like gochujang and kimchi (if you don’t make your own)

Veggie burgers (cook black beans in advance, and for recipe most likely use the one in the first Oh She Glows cookbook which is also on her blog!)

Spaghetti, with Potato Kale Caesar Salad (make Caesar dressing, add lacinato/dinosaur kale and roasted potatoes)

Frozen Eggplant Parmesan, Kale Caesar Salad

Daal (recipes abound), rice, fresh chutney (peaches, tomatoes, onions, etc.)

Sesame noodles with cukes and carrots – kind of similar to this, Frozen potstickers/dumplings (yes, we buy these and they are in no way local)

Chickpea salad sandwiches (also from OSG first cookbook), fresh veggie side from CSA (beets)September Meals 1September Meals 2Roasted peppers, tomatoes, onions, sausage – literally take those things, throw them in a deep pan with salt, pepper, and a bit of olive oil, then roast until amazing (these are extra tasty if you make your own pork sausage meatballs from ground pork), grilled flatbread – yes, this is a wonderful thing but kind of a lot of work, so you can also just buy some flatbread, and hummus and other good toppings for pitas.

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September Meals 7Protein Power Goddess Bowl from OSG first cookbook p.175, (soak pearl barley or wheat/spelt berries night before)

Pizza: Peach, candied pecan, goat cheese, Tomato basil – margarita, Pepperoni, peach, red onion

Pasta – cherry tomato & pesto