Well, we’re back from our annual Thanksgiving cross-country trek…
So, we have an empty fridge, which means a clean slate. And I have a couple of new cookbooks! I recently tested a wonderfully delicious recipe for Michael over at Herbivoracious and I won two cookbooks for doing so! (I will share more with you once his book is ready to come out.) I ended up choosing A Fistful of Lentils and The Ultimate Rice Cooker Cookbook. I have also been reading my way, albeit slowly, through Gluten Free Girl and the Chef. And I am still cooking my way through a Vegetarian Planet. So much inspiration!
I wrote up my meal plan this evening without even checking to see what this week’s theme was for the Gluten Free Menu Swap, but it is sweet potatoes. Check out the other menu’s over at Gluten Free Goodness, who is hosting this week. I didn’t have any sweet potatoes on my menu, but I noticed this a little bit ago from Book of Yum and it sounds delicious! I just might have to add it…
For this week, plus a little more…
Chickpeas in Tomato, Ginger and Garlic Sauce with Basmati rice – one of our family favorites that I haven’t made in a long time. From a well-worn cookbook, Indian Vegetarian Cooking from an American Kitchen.
Tomato Lentil Soup from Vegetarian Planet by Didi Emmons, new to us.
Pasta Alfredo with chickpeas, artichoke hearts, sun-dried tomatoes, etc. and salad – this is a make it up as I go along deal. I am craving Alfredo sauce. I might put some chicken or shrimp in mine.
Black Rice with Chickpeas, Bok Choy and Tamari Sauce from Gluten Free Girl and The Chef’s new cookbook. This will be the first recipe I have tried from their cookbook (which isn’t very vegetarian friendly unfortunately).
Thai Coconut Soup from Vegetarian Planet by Didi Emmons with salad or leftover rice.
And maybe, Book of Yum’s Mexican Vegan Sweet Potato Black Bean Hash.
I have also been eyeing these Salt and Vinegar Chickpeas. I love salt and vinegar potato chips and I love chickpeas, so this sounds right up my alley!
What are you cooking up this week?