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Merry Christmas!  Happy New Year!  All of those things.  We took the holidays to just REST.  It was so good.  I missed you.

So, I’ve been working hard to get life back on track.  Cooking, cleaning, planning, drinking coffee.  All the things you do when it’s cold and rainy (and almost snowy — which, by the way, unlike last year I am actually excited for).  So here is what I am making for dinner this week. Seven simple, healthy, and delicious vegetarian dinners that I can’t wait to try.

All our shopping is done.  I spent about $100 for all our groceries for the week.  I can’t wait to dig into these amazing recipes. Have a great week!

LEEK, FENNEL, APPLE + WALNUT SOUP  The First Mess

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This soup is vegan and gluten free while also remaining creamy and satisfying.  The yellow hue is from turmeric, an all-purpose body pick-me-up.  I love the sweetness of fennel and cant wait to devour this soup.

CURRIED CHICKPEA + AVOCADO SALAD SANDWICHES  Love & Lemons

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I love chickpea salad.  But this one is curried and uses avocado instead of mayo. And BASIL!  Heck yes.  Gluten free folks, use your favorite GF bread or serve over a bed of your favorite greens with some veggies.

MUSHROOM MASALA  Cook Republic

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Give me all the Indian food.  Whole mushrooms and a little fenugreek.  If you can’t find fenugreek, just use a tablespoon of curry powder.  It’s a common ingredient.  Gluten free and vegan.

RAINBOW POWER SALAD  Pinch of Yum

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This recipe look beautiful, but I can’t wait to try this pistachio based dressing.  OMG.  And roasted chickpeas.  Gluten free and vegan.  Want something hardier?  Toss in your favorite grain like farro.

POTATO SOUP  Alexandra Cooks

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Simple and creamy with some almost caramelized sweet onions.  Vegans, use unsweetened cashew or almond milk.  Gluten free folks.  Rather than making the roux, warm the milk and add a slurry of corn starch and water (2 Tbsp starch to 1 Tbsp water).  When the milk is pretty warm but not boiling, stir in the slurry.  Allow to come back up to temperature.  Then add to potato mixture.

VEGETARIAN MOUSAKKA  Larder Love

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A spin on a classic greek dish.  Packed with beans and veggies.  Vegans, try topping with some grated daiya cheese or experiment with some vegan yogurt and parm.  Already gluten free.  (P.S. an aubergine is an eggplant)

ONE POT CREAMY SPINACH LENTILS  Pinch of Yum

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Anything hearty and healthy is a win in my book.  Gluten free.  Vegans, use cashew cream in place of the half & half or just skip it.

 

There you go.  A full week of meal ideas from some pretty stellar blogs.  Happy eating!

xoxo

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