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



So many fresh nuts4-farmers-market-nuts

So hard to choose!…9-farmers-market-veggiesFresh catches of the day…

Mushrooms are delicious…
11-farmers-market-mushroomsAnd lots of cheese options…

These were gorgeous.  I miss having a garden…10-farmers-market-daffodilsPossibly the best honey ever!


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


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 Replies to “Menu Plan Monday (vegetarian/vegan/macrobiotic)”

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

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

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

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

  7. 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! 😀

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

  9. 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!

  10. 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

  11. 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!

  12. 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.

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