Midweek Munchies


started up by Harmonia, is just another way to spread the goodness of the vegetarian/vegan diet. I’m certainly not one to push my ideas or ways on to people. Instead I like to live by example. I hope that people see me and my family as healthy and compassionate people and maybe want to learn a little about how we eat and live. I’m always happy to share.One of the first questions that people ask when I tell them I am a vegan is, “What on earth do you eat!” or something similar to this. Midweek Munchies will help shed some light. Each week we have been asked to share our shopping list, what we are planning to make or have made and share new veggie friendly products, recipes and what not.

Every week, I approach shopping in the same manner. I hate shopping so I like to make a complete menu (5-7 dinners) and list so as to not have to keep stopping at the store throughout the week. My husband does have to occasionally stop at the store on his way home from work to pick up a few things I may have forgotten or need.

Dinners for this week with ingredients needed: (italic= already have in pantry, frig or freezer)
1) Shepard’s Pie: baby red potatoes, Morningstar Farms® Grillers® Burger Style Recipe Crumbles , frozen mixed veggies (corn, peas, green beans, carrots), garlic, vegetable broth, vegan cheddar cheese.
2) Vegetable Korma : Light coconut milk, unsalted cashews, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, basmati white rice, white onions.
3) Tofu Pad Thai: Wide rice noodles, tofu, cilantro, organic peanuts, tamari sauce, seasoned rice vinegar, carrots, bean sprouts, Asian chili paste, sesame oil.
4) Polenta with mushroom and “sausage” marinara & Salad: Jar of marinara, mushrooms, Tofurky sweet italian sausage, cornmeal, vegetable broth, Earthbalance Buttery stickes.
5) Pasta Primavera(pictured above)with leftover polenta: Bow tie pasta, red, orange and yellow sweet peppers, snap peas, zucchini, yellow summer squash, onion, garlic, olive oil, spices
Other stuff on the shopping list: soymilk (regular and fat free), cereal (dry, oatmeal), whole wheat bread, organic peanut butter, whole fruit jelly, bag of organic apples, bananas, naturally sweetened fruit cups, Kashi TLC, beans (assorted canned), assorted pastas, Hain Kidz animal crackers, raisin boxes, vegan chocolate chips.

I only plan dinners because we almost always have leftovers for lunch. It’s easy that way. Both my kids surprisingly will eat almost anything that I make, except for when there are LOTS of veggies like in the pasta primavera. The peppers, and half the squash and onions are usually picked out.

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8 Responses to Midweek Munchies

  1. Harmonia says:

    Thank you for participating! Your list, along with a picture, is wonderful! Thanks for the suggestions, too! I loved them. Long comments are always appreciated, no worries there! The Midweek Meme will be every week but what I might do is try and post a challenge or something at the end of every weekly post. Great idea!


    I will be posting MANY pictures today from past recipe attempts! Check ’em out later!

    Thanks again!

    Oh! One more thing…what kind of seasoned rice vinegar do you buy?

  2. I applaud you for making a choice and sticking with it. Like the world is “right handed”, I think the world sort of caters to meat eaters. And yes I love meat, sorry, but I do. But I also love veggies, fruits, grains. I think for the most part, I am a healthy eater. We have a salad most nights with dinner and usually 2 veggies and, well, meat.

    But reading about your menus and choices will still interest me. I have eaten Boca Burgers, didn’t really appeal to me, but it is not like I will never touch them again.

    The Vegetable Korma looks delicious! Anything with coconut milk appeals to me!

  3. I have a question, Do you eat fish? or any dairy, like butter, cream cheese?
    I can only imagine how fit, slim you are!!!

  4. krista says:

    Agh! I am stranded here in my class, on a break and I see this food and realize I am STARVING.

    It looks soooo delicious. My longest time friend Sara, is a vegan. We’ve been friends since we were 3. I am always wondering what to cook for her when she visits me.

  5. Leslie says:

    Thanks for contacting me! I am commenting here not my site so you can find it. I am glad to hear you are moving back to Tucson, it’s really great here in AZ. There have been quite a few vegan restaurants that opened recently in Tucson. Have you checked the site http://www.azvegan.com ? It’s great and if you go to the Eating Out section, click on Around AZ, you’ll see Tucson. Welcome back!!! and thanks for commenting on my blog, I hope to see you return.

  6. Sheri Burhoe says:

    Hello ! My Daughter and I became Vegetarians together, since the 1st of November 2005, although, we are not Vegans, at least yet. My Daughter has made some choices towards becoming one though. Anyway, thanks I will keep you bookmarked so, I can see what recipes you have. Your artworks are great as well !

  7. Harmonia says:

    Thanks for commenting on the mushroom post…I responded more in comments.


  8. jess says:

    I’m excited to read another midweek munchies blog! I really like how you specify recipes and what you need..I sort of write my grocery lists like that, too.

    What type of spices do you use in your pasta primavera?

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