Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Meatless Monday #2

Sorry, no pretty pics for this post. But I am happy to report that my fridge is bursting at the seams with fresh local veggies, thanks to my mom's garden and a trip to the farmers' market with my parents, who came for a wonderful surprise visit with their dog Ozzie on Sunday.

Meatless Monday's menu
Breakfast was honey-nut cheerios, currants, soy milk and a Danactive. Lunch was mom's potato salad and a peach. Afternoon snack was applesauce. And dinner was linguine with sauteed baby bellas, mom's basil-walnut pesto, and extra parmesan. Doesn't sound all that exciting the way I described it, and without photos you can't see how yummy it all was, but I assure you, it was delicious. Nothing like Mom's cooking!

Planning for the week
Now comes the rest of the week. Although I haven't vowed to be meatless the rest of the week, I have an amazing amount of fresh veggies I will need to use up. Suggestions are welcome! Here is my inventory:
  • 3 large-ish beets, with greens attached

  • 4 or 5 scallions

  • about 1 lb of new potatoes

  • 8 or 10 huge leaves of chard (I swear, they're 2 feet long!)

  • 1 small sweet onion

  • 1 medium red onion

  • a decent-sized bunch of basil

  • 1 1/2 pints of baby bella mushrooms

  • 2 tomatoes

  • 3 or 4 pale green zucchinis (one very large, the rest fairly small)

Additionally, I have a package of tofu, some frozen trout, a dozen fresh eggs, and 2 hard-boiled eggs. I am thinking stir-fry for sure one night using some zucchini and mushrooms with the tofu, and probably fish another night, but beyond that, I don't know. More zucchini pancakes? Cold potato soup? Quiche?


Sarah S-D said...

as we have instituted a homemade pizza night in our household, i've been thinking a lot about homemade pizza nights in your household when you were growing up. was it thursdays? ah... good memories.

maybe i'm too late, but have you ever been to www.101cookbooks.com? She does a lot of vegetarian and natural cooking with in-season ingredients. and i believe she has an index to recipes by ingredient! i'd definitely check her out if i were you!

Sarah S-D said...

what about a really good omelet though??? maybe with fried potatoes and onions... mmm...

Joey said...


Joey here, from Meatless Monday. I just wanted to write to you and let you know how much we appreciate these two Meatless Monday posts. We really appreciate foodie bloggers like you who help spread the word about our campaign and prove that Meatless Monday can be the tastiest day of the week. We've featured and linked to Sneaksleep in our Who's Going Meatless section on http://www.meatlessmonday.com (linked to in the middle lefthand column of the homepage). Check it out!

Meatless Monday is a public health initiative affiliated with Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, which encourages people to cut meat intake once a week to prevent disease and reduce our carbon footprint. Check out our youtube for more info regarding the history and science behind the campaign: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpnKeYmR1NM

Our website also offers nutrition and cooking articles, as well as tons of meatless recipes you're welcome to use in your weekly posts. (Next week we're featuring a creamy pesto pasta salad much like the one you wrote about here- only with more veggies.)

I would love to be in more direct contact with you so we can better coordinate outreach efforts. If you're interested in continuing your Meatless Monday posts, please contact me via email at jlee@mondaycampaigns.org.

Keep up the great blogging.


Joey Lee
Executive Assistant
Meatless Monday