A quiet and colorful vegan, gluten-free Menu Plan Monday

Nothing much to say this week. I’m feeling kind of blue, and I just want to get my menu posted. There are so many things I’ve been cooking that I want to tell you about, but I’ve been busy with financial woes and pre-grad-school stuff so I’ll have to get to them when I can.

“Mish-mash bowl” with quinoa, fleur de sel, flax oil, and nori, topped with sweet potatoes, broccoli, avocado, grated carrot, radishes, pumpkin seeds, cashews, sunflower seeds, parsley, mint, and green onion, with tahini sauce (picture taken before the tahini sauce, 'cause it's prettier!)

I hope this week’s menu isn’t overly ambitious. It has a lot of stuff I’ve made before, so that should make things easier. This week’s Gluten Free Menu Swap is hosted by Angela of Angela’s Kitchen with the theme of celebrations. I wish I were feeling more celebratory right now. Sorry! My favorite celebration that has been chronicled on my blog is the first, extremely ambitious vegan, gluten-free Thanksgiving that I hosted for family and friends. I love parties and dinners and celebrations! It just happens that this week I am cooking for one, and I’m not feeling too festive about it.

Edamame, Corn, and Tofu Succotash

I hope everyone has a fantastic week of cooking! For the ultimate Menu Plan Monday round-up, check out the giant compendium over at OrgJunkie.

Spinach salad with avocado and pink grapefruit)

Edamame and tofu succotash (marinate/broil tofu instead of buying smoked, save some for mish-mash bowl)
Roasted broccoli with lemon zest

Gnocchi in vodka sauce
“Venice in your mouth” escarole

Spinach, avocado, and grapefruit salad
Tempeh reubens

Mish-mash bowl with quinoa, steamed kale, avocado, sweet potato, grated carrots, radishes, cashews, sunflower seeds, flax oil, nori, and tahini sauce

Chickpea picatta

Coconut curry noodles


Shopping list 1: Broccoli, tofu, frozen corn, frozen edamame, tomato, scallions, escarole, 5 oz. spinach, 2 avocados, grapefruit, tempeh

Shopping list 2: Sweet potato, radishes, kale, 1 C. shallots, 4 C. arugula, carrots, 1 C. mushrooms, coconut milk?