Menu Plan Monday (vegetarian/vegan/macrobiotic)

Long title!  This is my first week of the Macrobiotic Experiment

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Menu Plan for the Week of February 8 – February 14

Sunday Dinner - Golden beets with ginger (fresh from the farmers’ market!), wheatberries, and sprouts.  (Recipe coming!)

Monday Dinner - Carrot soup, rice/couscous with beans.

Tuesday Dinner - Tempeh Tuna from Becoming Whole, baked kabocha, sauteed veggies, rice for Bobby.

Wednesday Dinner - Jerk Seitan from Vegan With a Vengeance, baked potato fries, sauteed greens.

Thursday Dinner - Tofu scrambles with leftover veggies.

Friday/Saturday Dinner - one night out; one night chickpea burgers (Becoming Whole) with homemade biscuits and some type of seaweed salad (TBD).

Desserts: Fruit, tofu yogurt & granola, oranges, vanilla soy ice cream, and Fraiche in Palo Alto (they have soy!).

Breakfasts: miso soup, oatmeal with dried fruit, rice porridge with fruit, steamed greens, Asian pears, oranges, tofu yogurt.

Lunches: wheatberry salads, seaweed salads, fruit and soy yogurt parfaits, nut butter sammies on homemade biscuits, hummus sammies, rice and chicken dishes for Bobby, veggies, fruit, and leftovers.

More great menus can be found at Organizing Junkie!

This is my first week of macrobiotic eating and I’m very excited for it.  I will be sure to keep you updated on my progress.  What is your favorite cookbook?  I think mine is this huge book called The Complete Asian Cooking Companion.  That’s where I get all the ideas for my Asian meals.

17 Comments on Menu Plan Monday (vegetarian/vegan/macrobiotic)

  1. Shelby
    8 February, 2009 at 8:28 pm (5 years ago)

    Favorite Cookbook?
    Veganomicon!

  2. Dara
    8 February, 2009 at 9:12 pm (5 years ago)

    The beets and chickpea burgers sound particularly delicious. Great menu. Good luck with your experiment!

  3. Becca
    8 February, 2009 at 9:15 pm (5 years ago)

    Carrot soup with apples? Sign me up! Your menu looks delicious this week! :)

  4. Sharon
    8 February, 2009 at 10:22 pm (5 years ago)

    Oh wow, such a tasty week Maggie!

  5. coco
    9 February, 2009 at 3:57 am (5 years ago)

    thanks for so much Maggie for sharing your week menu with us…. you know how happy I am reading them??? because I haven’t made mine yet and I really need to plan on that from now on…. so, this will be another inspirational place for me (besides of yoga workouts!).

    I’ll write about black rice porridge in my next post for you! :D

  6. VeggieGirl
    9 February, 2009 at 5:23 am (5 years ago)

    Fabulous menu!!

    **Favorite cookbook = Veganomicon and The Eat-Clean Diet cookbook (for inspiration).

  7. Jasmine (Sweet and Fit)
    9 February, 2009 at 6:47 am (5 years ago)

    your menu makes me so hungry! i just became a vegetarian, so I am in desperate need of some inspiration!

  8. FoodsThatFit
    9 February, 2009 at 7:07 am (5 years ago)

    I absolutely love cookbooks and have far too many of them, but I think my favorite is Mark Bittman’s How to Cook Everything, and his vegetarian version of that cookbook!

  9. Mara @ What's For Dinner?
    9 February, 2009 at 7:29 am (5 years ago)

    My favorite cookbooks are the Mark Bittman ones too! There’s one called “The Best Recipes in the World” and its all international stuff.

  10. Sarah (Tales of Expansion)
    9 February, 2009 at 7:37 am (5 years ago)

    this looks so good! i can’t wait to hear how the week goes and how you feel.
    i love love love the recipes in barbara kingsolver’s animal vegetable miracle.

  11. Peggy
    9 February, 2009 at 8:09 am (5 years ago)

    Favorite cookbook…for me it is a favorite publisher…anything Moosewood. Good old fashioned, full of dairy, vegetarian cooking. Still have my first one — 28 year old Enchanted Broccoli Forest with no cover and in 6 pieces :^)

  12. K
    9 February, 2009 at 9:06 am (5 years ago)

    My favorite cookbook: all websites like allrecipes and myrecipes!

    Looks like you’ve got a delish week ahead :)

  13. Danielle
    9 February, 2009 at 9:39 am (5 years ago)

    Great idea! I look forward to seeing your delicious eats :)

  14. gary
    9 February, 2009 at 10:09 am (5 years ago)

    jerk seitan? yummo!

  15. Katie
    9 February, 2009 at 10:35 am (5 years ago)

    Your menu looks great!

    I think my favorite cookbook is the Weight Watchers Complete Cookbook. There are so many tasty recipes that don’t taste like “diet” food.

  16. Jess MCC
    10 February, 2009 at 4:28 pm (5 years ago)

    YUM! Thanks for sharing.