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.


  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.)

  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.

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

  4. thanks for the inspiration!!!