My Yummy Local Life

{July 15, 2012}   Mostly Vegetarian Cheap Menu for the Week (and a new Ice cream flavor)

Having one bread winner instead of two does NOT mean less yummy food, but it does mean getting creative to keep things well within our budget.  I googled cheap meal ideas and got a bunch of stuff with more meat that we eat in a month in one recipe, so I revised it to cheap vegetarian meals and came up with some tasty looking ideas. So here’s what we’ve got going on this week:

Stuffed Peppers- with what exactly will be determined by the hubby’s mood when he’s making them later this week I guess, but I’m sure there will be cheese involved and I’m sure they will be tasty

Soba Noodles– perhaps with tempeh or some other protein added in

Calzones– we were going for broccoli, but there wasn’t any at the market, so we might get some at the farm store or we might improvise and use something else in them

Tomato- Basil Tart– probably with homemade dough instead of puff pastry

Grilled Eggplant Parm (again) with this Napa Cabbage salad on the side

Salad- with Fresh whatever… as a simple weekend dinner after all of the birthday and work picnic fare that is sure to be very filling

Spicy chocolate coconut ice cream!

New coconut ice cream flavor: Spicy Chocolate with chocolate chips

1 can full fat coconut milk, 1/3 cup sugar, 2 Tbsp cocoa powder, 1/4 tsp ground cayenne pepper; blend together and then freeze.


novagirl says:

Your ice cream looks great! Happy National Ice Cream Day!

That cabbage salad looks amazing! I love sam the cooking guy 🙂

Thanks for linking up!

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