Monday, July 21, 2014

Monday Menu Planning

Some of you might have noticed my absence, and the fact that I started writing a new blog which I felt was more reflective of where I am in my life right now. I'm more of a homebody and less of a gypsy..grin..and thought I should give up this site and start fresh. Well, after a couple weeks of posting, I'm back. I just didn't feel comfortable in the new space and once my friend Laura said, "you'll always be Vegan Gypsy to me" I knew that this is where I belong. Whether in my house or on the road, this little site will continue to be my cyber home. I may change my focus a bit, post a bit more about my weight loss efforts (11 pounds and counting!) and fewer "tales from the road," but I trust that you'll still join me on my journey, even if it's just to the local supermarket!

So, without further ado, I present this week's menu plan.  I will be focusing on recipes from The McDougall Quick & Easy Cookbook which I recently received from Paperback Swap. I've already made the Quick Spicy Lentil Chili (page 131)..

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and the Southwest Vegetable Burritos (page 174)..

Southwest Vegetable Burritos in Progress photo 20140719_202127_zpsoqhppnef.jpg

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which were both excellent! This week's menu will include (in no particular order):

  • Confetti Salad with veggie burgers
  • Black-Eyed Pea and Spinach Soup
  • Vegetable Grain Casserole
  • Meaty Mushroom Stroganoff
  • Seitan Curry

If you'd like to acquire the cookbook and follow along, that would be lovely! Many of the recipes have been published online as well, so I'll be sharing them when appropriate.

Hope your week is off to a great start, have a wonderful day!


  1. Yes, you'll always be the vegan gypsy to me :) But I'll still follow you wherever you may decide to blog!