This Week's Vegetarian Meal Plan, January 16th to 22nd

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So I have missed a few weeks of meal plans, my bad. But I am going to make it up to you! If you been sticking to your resolutions, I have a treat for you--egg nog pancakes and bourbon-maple syrup! Just in case you didn't hear me, egg nog pancakes AND bourbon-maple syrup. You can thank me now!

Monday: Baked tofu and a side of seared brussel sprouts with Gouda sauce
Tuesday: Red lentil and sweet potato curry
Wednesday: Spicy kale pizza
Thursday: Vegan udon noodle soup
Friday: Corn bread and broccoli rabe strata
Saturday: Seasonal vegetable stew
Sunday Brunch: Egg Nog Pancakes with Bourbon-Maple Syrup

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Baked tofu and a side of seared brussel sprouts with Gouda sauce

  • 1 pkg. firm tofu, drained
  • 1/4 cup sodium-reduced soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1/4 tsp Asian chili paste or hot pepper sauce
  • 1 1/2 pound brussels sprouts
  • Smoked gouda sauce
  • Fresh horseradish
  • Chopped parsley, chives, or other herbs.
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup medium diced onion
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon champagne vinegar (any light vinegar could work)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup shredded smoked gouda

Red lentil and sweet potato curry

  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • Coarse sea salt or kosher salt
  • 1 medium sweet potato, peeled and cut into 1 inch chunks
  • 1 (1 inch) piece fresh ginger, peeled and chopped
  • 1 large or 2 small garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 tbsp curry powder1 bay leaf
  • 1 ½ cups red lentils

Spicy kale pizza

  • 4 cups of kale, ribs removed and torn into small pieces
  • 1 ½ cup mozzarella or a mix of asiago, parmesan, fontina and provolone
  • ½ cup of pizza sauce
  • 1 package of wheat pizza dough, or make your own
  • 2 tbsp olive oil, divided
  • ½ tsp ground coriander
  • ¼ tsp ground cumin
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • grated parmesan for garnish

Vegan udon noodle soup

  • 3 or 4 large dried shiitaké mushrooms
  • 3 cups water
  • 11/2 ounces daikon tops, kale, or other leafy greens, loosely tied in a bundle with kitchen twine
  • 3 sheets thin fried tōfu
  • 4 ounces fresh mushrooms, preferably maitaké, trimmed and hand shredded into 1/2-inch lengths
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon saké
  • 1 slender carrot, about 2 ounces, scraped and cut into matchsticks
  • 2 ounces daikon, scraped and cut into matchsticks
  • 1 tablespoon mirin
  • 1 tablespoon light-colored soy sauce
  • 2 sheets hoshi yuba, softened and coarsely shredded, or 1/4 cup finely broken hoshi yuba (1/4-inch bits)
  • 11/2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons cold water
  • Cooked udon noodles, for serving hot
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger

Corn bread and broccoli rabe strata

  • 1 1/2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, more for the pan
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 pound broccoli rabe, outer leaves and thick stems removed; florets and tender stems coarsely chopped (about 3 cups)
  • 1 tsp kosher salt1/4 cup chopped roasted red pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped pitted calamata olives
  • 8 large eggs
  • 4 cups half and half or whole milk
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 pounds homemade or purchased corn bread, cut into 2 inch cubes (about 8 cups)
  • 1 cup fresh ricotta cheese6 ounces grated Gruyere cheese (about 1 1/2 cups)

Seasonal vegetable stew

  • Veggies leftover from the week
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup sliced red onions
  • 4 cloves chopped garlic
  • 3 pounds shredded mixed greens
  • 2 quarts vegetable stock
  • 2 cans kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 cans garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 15‑ounce can chopped tomatoes
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Pinch of cayenne
  • Pinch of ground thyme

Egg Nog Pancakes with Bourbon-Maple Syrup

  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1 ½ cup of half and half
  • 1 ½ cup of flour
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon of freshly ground nutmeg
  • 4 teaspoons of baking powder (I used 6 because I like them puffy)
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • ½ cup of real maple syrup
  • ½ shot of bourbon (more depending on your relatives)

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