Menu Plan Monday (vegetarian/vegan/macrobiotic)

This morning I went to the farmers’ market and snagged some pictures.  It was raining, so these don’t portray the usual vibrance… but I think you get the idea.  I love my farmers’ market.  (This is the Mountain View Farmers’ Market, by the way.)

At the entrance were some flowers

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So many fresh nuts4-farmers-market-nuts

So hard to choose!…9-farmers-market-veggiesFresh catches of the day…
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Mushrooms are delicious…
11-farmers-market-mushroomsAnd lots of cheese options…
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These were gorgeous.  I miss having a garden…10-farmers-market-daffodilsPossibly the best honey ever!

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Freshly grown herbs8-farmers-market-herbsAnd lots of potatoes
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And my favorite… the samples!

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Menu Plan for the Week of March 01 – March 07

Dinner ideas

  • kabocha, bean, tomato, and swiss chard soup (recipe to come); farmers’ market bread and ezekiel pitas for carbs
  • teriyaki tofu; balsamic red swiss chard and onions
  • use up the leftover wontons
  • kabocha fries (duh! always!)
  • homemade pizza
  • roasted squash, carrots, and onion with herbs
  • going out!

Lunch ideas

Breakfast ideas

  • fruit by itself
  • whipped banana oat bran
  • miso soup
  • tofu yogurt

Dessert ideas

More great menus can be found at Organizing Junkie!

I’ve pretty much given up on dairy.  It makes my stomach churn and I broke out for the first time in 3 weeks after having yogurt yesterday.  Oh, well.  I can find lots of things without it!  And they are all delicious.

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

  1. Diana
    1 March, 2009 at 7:46 pm (6 years ago)

    beautiful photos! I love farmer’s markets! I wish I was there! Ours won’t fully open for another month or so.

  2. Chocolate Covered Katie
    1 March, 2009 at 7:47 pm (6 years ago)

    I’m going meatless in March! Haha…

    Thanks for the idea of pumpkin fries! I’ve never thought of that. I wonder if they’re still selling pumpkins at my local Whole Foods… I need a chage from my beloved b-nut fries.

  3. Pearl
    1 March, 2009 at 7:48 pm (6 years ago)

    I absolutely adore kabocha squash – I just throw it in the oven and bake it for 40 minutes, with absolutely nothing. When it cools, it’s so sweet and delish!

  4. Shelby
    1 March, 2009 at 8:04 pm (6 years ago)

    I’m SUPER jealous of your Farmer’s Market trip! I’ve never been =/

    I can’t wait to see the CCV desserts! YUMMY!

  5. Erin
    1 March, 2009 at 8:05 pm (6 years ago)

    That market looks beautiful!
    Love your menu for the week, can’t wait to see some of your creations!

  6. Anna
    1 March, 2009 at 8:23 pm (6 years ago)

    I LOVE FARMER’S MARKETS.
    re: dairy- true that. dairy and I are no longer on speaking terms.

  7. Jasmine (Sweet and Fit)
    1 March, 2009 at 8:36 pm (6 years ago)

    I love your meal plan posts! I really need to do that to get organized – maybe I will do that tomorrow =)

  8. HangryPants
    1 March, 2009 at 9:28 pm (6 years ago)

    Yes, Farmer’s Market Honey is the best. Gorgeous sunny pictures!!!!

  9. carolinebee
    1 March, 2009 at 9:29 pm (6 years ago)

    I went to my farmer’s market today too! It looked pretty much identical :D I like your “idea” list, b/c making a set menu for each day kinda stresses me out, but yours is very flexy!

  10. Mimi
    1 March, 2009 at 9:42 pm (6 years ago)

    I love farmers’ markets! They aren’t always the friendliest to my wallet though.

    And I am SO making those delicious-looking yogurt cakes!

  11. Emily
    1 March, 2009 at 9:45 pm (6 years ago)

    Hi Maggie! Thanks for entering the contest!
    Your farmer’s market looks beautiful!

  12. Sharon
    1 March, 2009 at 10:24 pm (6 years ago)

    Wow, the Farmer’s Market looks like fun! And mmmm, nuts!

  13. Sarah (lovINmytummy)
    1 March, 2009 at 11:38 pm (6 years ago)

    I love the farmer’s market pics. Maybe Spring is here?!

    Glad you and Tom got some QT today. I’ll share ;)

  14. coco
    2 March, 2009 at 5:00 am (6 years ago)

    thanks for sharing so many pics of the farmer market with us! I wish I have one here too!
    great menu plan, love that kabocha fries appear everywhere.
    I’m seriously considering giving up yogurt too, both fage and ricotta make me feel bloated. I don’t know… I’ll do some more experiments. they’re just so good to give up.

    And thanks for shouting out the challenge! :D

  15. VeggieGirl
    2 March, 2009 at 5:54 am (6 years ago)

    Lovely farmer’s market and menu plan for the week!!

  16. Half Pint Pixie
    2 March, 2009 at 5:58 am (6 years ago)

    Butternut squash fries!!!! They look fantastic, I am going to give these a go for sure. Thanks for the recipe :)

  17. healthy ashley
    2 March, 2009 at 6:33 am (6 years ago)

    MMmmm! This farmers’ market looks awesome! I love the fresh flowers…

  18. K
    2 March, 2009 at 7:53 am (6 years ago)

    I miss the farmer’s market!! I can’t wait until it gets warmer here again. Your menu sounds faaaaantastic :)

  19. Lara
    2 March, 2009 at 7:55 am (6 years ago)

    I haven’t been to a farmer’s market in so long! Your photos are beautiful!
    I really need to get inspired by you and sit down and do a meal plan this week. I think it’s a good tool not to waste food (which I hate) and just feel more prepared for the week!

  20. Peggy (Mom)
    2 March, 2009 at 8:14 am (6 years ago)

    Wow…reminds me of the Ithaca farmer’s market. I go to Trenton….very basic stuff and nothing much this time of year. LOVED the pics…just wondering why people were wearing jackets. When it hits 60 degrees around here (NJ) people think it is summer and pull out their shorts…lol

  21. Dori
    2 March, 2009 at 8:50 am (6 years ago)

    I LOVE Farmers Markets! So jealous! :)

  22. Jennifer
    2 March, 2009 at 8:58 am (6 years ago)

    I LOVE farmers markets!

    I like how you are thinking in advance of what meals you are going to make, I do the same thing too!

  23. Marissa
    2 March, 2009 at 9:48 am (6 years ago)

    Great menu!

  24. rhodeygirl
    2 March, 2009 at 10:09 am (6 years ago)

    WOW. that market looks so gorgeous!!!! and great menu plan for the week!

  25. fitforfree
    2 March, 2009 at 10:38 am (6 years ago)

    LOVE the farmers’ market photos!! Wish I was there!

  26. Michelle Hisae
    2 March, 2009 at 10:49 am (6 years ago)

    That farmer’s market looks AMAZING! Ah, I’m so jealous. I can’t wait for Spring to come because that means the markets are back!

  27. NAOmni
    2 March, 2009 at 3:38 pm (6 years ago)

    Great pictures and great menu! I really do just love your blog!

    NAOmni

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  29. Kerri
    4 March, 2009 at 3:18 am (6 years ago)

    That market looks awesome. I love going to the local markets here in Adelaide. I have been cooking vegetarian a lot more. It is so much easier and yummier.