Thursday, October 7, 2010

Vegetables are good (for you)

Inspired about 50% by the realization that a tomato and head of lettuce between the two of us should not count as our vegetables for two weeks, and about 50% by a desire to not spend so much of my grocery budget on chicken and ground turkey, Cam and I decided we were going to try being Vegetarian for two weeks.

We're a week in now- and so far it's been fun to try some new things. Here is our menu from the last week:

Sunday:Vegetarian Lasagna- yum! turned out nicely
Monday: Vegetarian Lasagna (it was that good...and big)
Tuesday: Oriental salad
Wednesday: Salisbury Steak (so we're not going cold turkey, so what?)
Thursday: Pasta Salad
Friday:Spinach and cucumber wraps

Things we've learned:
  • You can survive on vegetables
  • I remembered how much I like cucumber
  • Cabbage is actually good for you! Who knew? We both thought it was nutritionally void like iceberg lettuce, but turns out it's ridiculously good for you.

5 comments:

  1. Recipes? I'd love to try the lasagna and spinach and cucumber wraps.

    (Of course, we wouldn't go cold turkey either. Tyler would understandably throw a fit.)

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  2. No prob Alie-

    The spinach and cucumber wraps were just cam's homemade tortillas, stuffed with spinach, cucumber, tomato, red onions, mozzarella cheese and then we added ranch dressing and barbecue sauce.

    Veggie Lasagna:
    Lasagna Noodles
    ½ cup chopped onion
    1 large can of spaghetti sauce
    3 carrots, sliced
    1 medium zucchini, sliced
    2 tbsp olive oil
    3 mushrooms, thinly sliced
    1/2 tsp dry basil
    1/2 tsp thyme
    1/2 tsp oregano

    Cheese mixture:
    1 cup cottage cheese
    ½ cup Parmesan cheese
    8 oz mozzarella cheese
    Spinach, chopped

    Boil chopped carrots 6 minutes. Add zucchini and boil 5 more minutes, drain. Saute mushrooms with onions. Add to skillet spaghetti sauce and spices. Combine cheese mixture. Place enough red sauce in the bottom of a 9x13 baking pan to barely cover bottom. Add a layer of dry noodles, a layer of carrots and zucchini, and then a layer of cheese. Repeat layers and top with the rest of the red sauce and sprinkle with cheese. Cover with foil and bake at 400 for 45 minutes.

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  3. I loves me some cabbage... babies don't like getting gassy though :(

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  4. thanks for the inspiration!!!

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