1 (10-ounce) package Blue Corn Tortilla Chips
1 (24-ounce) package dried Cannellini Beans
2 Yellow Onions
10 ounces tomatoes, blanched, peeled and diced
1 (12-ounce) package Soy Chorizo*
Soy (imitation) Bacon Bits
Emmental (Swiss Cheese) Cheese
Vegetable or Chicken Broth
2 Skinless Chicken Breasts (Tempeh or Tofu)
Small Pumpkin or 4 Acorn Squash for Serving
Vegetarian Salad Lyonnaise
Shiitake or Portabella Mushroom
Onion or Shallot
|Wednesday||Honeyed Fruit Salad||Dry White Wine|
1 Pint Strawberries
1 kiwifruit (optional)
|Thursday||Cauliflower Gratin||1 Clove Garlic
4 oz Smoked Tofu
6 Yukon Gold Potatoes
2 lbs Mushrooms
1 Large Red Onion
Fresh Thyme Leaves
|Saturday||Vegan Galette des Rois
Kirsch (Cherry) Brandy***
Puff Pastry or Gluten-Free Pie Crust
You will also need:
Vegetable Oil, Cloves, Oregano, Thyme, Bay Leaf, Salt, Pepper, Nutmeg, Garlic, Salad, Salad Dressing, Olive Oil, Mayonnaise, Gluten-Free Bread, Sugar, Butter, Milk of your choice, Baking Powder
* Soy Chorizo is available in the fresh vegetable area of most grocery stores.
** Frisee Lettuce can be substituted with escarole (milder flavor, different texture), radicchio, dandelion greens or mustard greens.
*** In place of the Kirsch Brandy, cherry syrup may be used.
This week is all about French Cuisine.
Have you been afraid to try French cuisine? Not sure you're all about the cream sauces, pate, or snails? How about the cost? All pretty scary, right? Nah! French food is much like Italian, Indian, or American fare in the fact that the food varies by the season and region of the country. You can make French food at home, make it as elegant or family oriented as you like and all within budget.
These recipes provide great week-night meals for your family but they are also perfect for entertaining or special occasions. If you or anyone has a special dietary need, these recipes are also easily adapted to Vegan, Gluten-Free, or Vegetarian. An example of changing out ingredients in a meal to make it Vegan is to use soy or another nut milk, vegan cheese, vegan sour cream, vegan mayonnaise, or vegan Parmesan cheese.
At the end of the week, or sometime during, please sound off about this week's menu. Did you enjoy the websites? How were the recipes? Were they easy to follow and the ingredients easy to find? Did you have quite a bit of the ingredients already on hand?
Did you find cooking different meals having similar items easier? Were you able to prepare multiple meals at once?
What would you like to see on future menus?
P.S., Please share your family's favorite quick and easy meal.
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Linking with: StoneGable's On The Menu Monday