I have tried it and I just have to realize that it isn’t my thing, I love my meat, fish and chicken way to much to stay of it! And since I like them all so much, any excuse to eat them and I take it, and that isn’t fair to Monday. Instead, I have decided to aim for Ecological food instead, I mean that is good for the environment as well, right?
So when I go do my grocery shopping I will aim for the ecological option as much as possible, unless I know it tastes horrible or I know the prices is way of the chart.
However, since I have a very long list of vegetarian food recipes that looks yum, I can try them as well, I’m just not going to make myself stay of something I like for one day a week just because!
Please don’t hate me readers!
I’m home sick again, unbelievable! Even sick people have to eat though, unfortunately I have been a bit lazy with the shopping lately (based on previous doses of being home sick) so I had to rummage through my kitchen to see what I could find.
The result was a fairly creamy potato soup that is heaven for a sore throat (the bacon was out of the freezer and in the microwave defrosting before I remembered it is Meat Free Monday).
- 4 average sized potatoes
- 1.4l water
- vegetable bullion
- 2 tablespoons dried milk
Start with peeling the potatoes (if I was particular I will give you the name and type, I however usually just buy the cheapest ones at the store) and chop them into nice sized chunks, bring the water to boil together with a splash of salt. Chuck the potatoes into the water and add bullion, let it boil for about 25-30 minutes. Add some parsley and the dried milk and stir.
Use the kitchens best friend, Mr Mixer, to make the soup into a smooth creamy soup, pepper to taste.
The super exciting lunch served in the company canteen today, for us that doesn’t eat meat.
The red curry soup tasted better than it looks, and the rest wasn’t that great.
As it now is 10:20pm I will admit that my dinner was carrots and dip, so don’t expect some fancy dinner update.
See, I did remember that today is Monday and no meat day! What I didn’t remember was to bring my phone with me to the canteen so I couldn’t take a picture of my tomato soup and salad lunch.
I promise there was no meat in it, and I have two witnesses – now back to work, and if you all are lucky there will be an awesome update on my awesome weekend later.
As well all know, today is Monday – yesterday was Tuesday. Vegetarian lunch wasn’t that bad at work today, noodles with veggies in and some cottage cheese, pepper and cabbage. I’m already hungry again though, should have made myself an afternoon sandwich.
Any good ideas on what to have for dinner tonight?
For this weeks meat free dinner I made a tomato soup with garlic soup, the inspiration for the soup come from a site that one of my loyal readers tipped me about when I made the announcement of meat free Mondays, 101 Cookbooks. It was very easy to make and there are not that many changes I would want to make to the recipe.
- 4 table spoons butter/oil
- 2 medium yellow onions
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3 teaspoons curry powder
- 1 teaspoon ground coriander
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- ½ teaspoon chili flakes
- 2 cans whole tomatoes
- 1 can coconut milk
Start by adding the butter or oil to a pot (make sure it’s large enough), I used both, then add thinly sliced onion and salt. Then stir in the spices, curry, coriander, cumin and chili flakes followed by the tomatoes. In the original recipe it then states to add 1.5 liter of water, I thought that the soup was a bit watery though so for the future I will start with one liter of water. After 15 minutes of simmering on the stove, use a handheld mixer to puree and add coconut milk, if the soup now is too thick add more water. Taste and add more salt or spices if needed and serve.
I had some leftover garlic butter from Friday night when I had a nice steak, so all I had today was add chopped parsley and put it on the bread. I have the oven for 225° degrees and the bread only have to be in for a few minutes.
The day might have started with me realized that I had forgotten that Mondays are meat free even so, I remembered it by lunch. The thing is that our well stocked canteen always have a vegetarian option as well as a salad buffet in addition to the main course of the day, so meat free food shouldn’t be an issue at all. Today the veggie option was mushroom ragout, and for the life of me I can’t eat mushrooms and the salad buffet didn’t contain that much that I found edible either, thus I’m guessing that I will hungry soon again!Sandwich with cheese, tomato and cucumber. Cottage cheese, bell pepper, lettuce and avocado!