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Menu B: Recipe List

This is more ambitious than Menu A, mostly because it just plain makes a lot of food:  66 servings total.  If you’re cooking for 2, you’re covered for a solid month, and if you’re cooking for 3 and have a few spaghetti nights/dinners elsewhere, it should still work out.

Also, since Menu A requires two sometimes hard-to-find ingredients (the nutritional yeast and vital wheat gluten), this menu won’t use either one. 

There was almost an accidental world theme where every recipe would have clearly been from a specific country.  I ended up ditching a French Lentil Soup recipe (okay, I don’t think that’s actually from France, but still.  Cute.) and an Enchilada recipe because they were too similar to other things, but I’m much happier with what I replaced them with, and hey – now there’s no accidental world theme!  I love international food, but I think that’s one of those things that sounds great until you actually announce it to your roommate (“Hey!  Guess what?  Every dinner you eat for the next month will be a recipe themed on a different country!”)  If I tried that stunt, my sister would either kill herself or me – not sure which, but I don’t like my odds.

Of course, if you’re into the world cuisine idea, the last two recipes still give you enough latitude to claim it. 

Grocery list and instructions to follow.

August 13, 2009 at 5:38 pm 2 comments

Menu A: Recipe List

This menu is influenced heavily by what I had in my kitchen already, but I like that I can use tomato juice in two recipes, that most recipes had a good mix of vegetables, and none of these recipes involve scalding soymilk, making crusts, or any other cooking trickery.  The 8 oz of vegan cream cheese required for the Cheezy Lasagna isn’t something that screams ‘budget cooking’, but dude, look at the pictures of that lasagna.  I have a feeling the cream cheese will be worth it.

The Recipes for Menu A:

  1. Vegetable Curry (crockpot)
  2. Mexican Gumbo (crockpot)
  3. Best Vegan Mac & Cheese Recipe Ever
  4. Chickpea Cutlets (double batch)
  5. Raging Ratatouille
  6. Veganomicon’s Black Bean Burgers*  (or [ Black Bean Burgers ]) double batch either way
  7. Cheezy Lasagna
  8. Great Gazpacho
  9. Un-Beef Stew (crockpot)

Only about 3 people will be eating these – and most times only 2 of us will be here, so this is easily enough food for a month.  I can’t imagine it’s a month of food for most other families or groups, so if that’s your situation then either this menu will be a good start to your OAM menu, or you can use it for a bout of Once-Every-2-Weeks Cooking.  (Which, if google is to believed, isn’t actually a thing.)

*  My boyfriend and I love the Black Bean Burger recipe from Veganomicon and can’t be persuaded to go a month without it.  If you have Veganomicon, you should use this recipe (p. 97).  If you don’t, you should go buy it (it’s the vegan bible!) but barring that, the recipe in brackets has most of the same ingredients.

August 7, 2009 at 1:04 am 1 comment


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