Happy New Week! We are now immersed in the season of summer. Our family just returned from a long-planned family trip to Hawaii and we have a blast. My favorite part of the trip was the Botanical Gardens. I can’t wait to share photos of what I feel was the most beautiful settings of the whole island.
My youngest son tried snorkeling for the first time as well as fresh coconut juice. And honestly, that is why we drag our kids on vacations, so that they can experience different communities, food, and learn new things. We even scored a glimpse of active lava at one of the volcano sites, which was fascinating. One of my favorite treats on the island ( besides fruity adult beach drinks with pretty flowers and pineapple) was the authentic Hawaiian macaroni potato salad. I can’t wait to share my take on this recipe on the blog very soon.
Our menu plan this week has TONS of Veggies. I fell in love with tofu during our trip and am going to add it to one meal as well as implementing a more plant-based dinner style utilizing local greens and fruits. We are lucky here that so many kinds of vegetables are readily available through local sources.
Monday – Organic Pasta with Beyond Meat Beefy Crumbles, Green Salad, and Artisan bread baked in the Dutch Oven.
Tuesday – Crispy Tofu with Greek Style Potatoes and Sliced Green Veggies with cucumber dill sauce.
Wednesday – Baked Chicken Thighs with Country Style Cabbage ( Recipe coming Soon) and Baked Beans
Thursday – Leftovers!
Friday – Amy’s Roasted Vegetable Pizzas and watermelon chunks and cotton candy grapes for a treat.
Saturday – Road Trip – Looking for Vegan Diners!
Sunday – Pasta salad recipe with white beans, cucumbers, and golden raisins, sandwiches for the boys. I am working on the pasta recipe from memory.
One of our first Christmas dinners at home we invited my husband’s keyboard player ( one of the finest musicians I know). His wife brought the best darn Vegan pasta salad I had ever had. I am going to try my best to recreate it and add some subtle veggies to make it extra filling.
Note: You can find the Beefy Crumbles at Grocery stores. I have seen the backs at Walmart and Wholefoods.
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