When you tell someone that you are a vegetarian do you ever get asked “but what do you eat?”

While I don’t think this question is as common as it once was (i.e. twenty years ago), I still hear it occasionally.

Funny, I never seem to have a problem figuring out what to eat. My problem tends to be planning menus for one week.

There are so many choices for foods and recipes! There are so many new things to try!

Being a vegetarian cook is so much more creative than the chicken and a vegetable or hamburger and a vegetable or a porkchop and a vegetable menus I used to make - long long ago.
We never seem to get bored.

Of course, I could eat tomato sauce and parmesan cheese almost every day <grin>.

Anyway, here are some sample menu plans from the time I was participating in Menu Plan Monday.


Monday - Sesame Salad
Tuesday - Four Cheese Lasagna and Salad
Wednesday - Tofu and Bagel Sandwiches with tomatoes and sprouts.
Thursday - 15 Bean Soup and Cheesy Bread Rolls
Friday - "Meat" Loaf and Roasted Vegetables

Monday - Veggie Ribs (A Harvest Direct product) and Spinach Salad
Tuesday - Macaroni and Cheese and Broccoli
Wednesday - Zoup and some good bread
Thursday - Beans and Weenies (Tofu hotdogs and vegetarian beans.)
Friday - Taco Casserole

Monday - Shepherd’s Pie
Tuesday - Pasta with Alfredo Sauce, Quorn TidBits, and Peas.
Wednesday - Split Pea Soup
Thursday - Sloppy Joes (A soy product) and Sweet Potato Oven Fries
Friday - Pizza

Monday - Latkes and Applesauce
Tuesday - Baked Pasta with Tomato Sauce.
Wednesday - Can Can Chili
Thursday - “Sausage” and Gravy Casserole
Friday - Stir Fry and Rice

Monday - Sweet and Sour “Chicken”
Tuesday - Spinach Pie with Phyllo Dough
Wednesday - Lentil Soup
Thursday - Macaroni and Cheese
Friday - Panzanella

Monday - Sesame Salad with lots of veggies
Tuesday - “Chik’n” Caesar Wraps
Wednesday - Vegetable Soup
Thursday - Far East Beef Casserole
Friday - Burgers and Sweet Potato Fries

Monday - “Chick’n” Fajita Wraps
Tuesday - “Meat Loaf” and Baked Potato Wedges
Wednesday - Curried Seitan and Brown Rice
Thursday - Brocolli Souffle (a dairy free recipe) and Salad
Friday - Pasta and Pesto with Quorn Bits

Monday - Spaghetti Squash w/ Tomato Pesto and Pesto Salad
Tuesday - Morningstar Farms Ribs and Scalloped Potatoes
Wednesday - Kasha Varnishkes and Greek Salad
Thursday - Can Can Chili
Friday - Pizza

Monday - Scalloped Potatoes, Ham-Not Loaf, and Asparagus
Tuesday - Tofu Stir Fry with Thai Noodles and Peanut Sauce
Wednesday - ”Chicken” Soup with Matzo Balls
Thursday - Hotdogs and Saurkraut and Three Bean Salad
Friday - Homemade Pizza with Yves “Pepperoni”

Monday - Quiche with Broccoli
Tuesday - Whole Wheat Gnochi with Asparagus
Wednesday - Quick Tomato Soup
Thursday - Shepherd’s Pie
Friday - Tofurkey Philly Cheesesteak Subs with Cole Slaw

Monday - Sautéed Summer Squash and Zucchini with Cous Cous
Tuesday - Lasagna and Salad
Wednesday - Rice A Roni (not a box) and Sautéed Chick’n Strips
Thursday - Veggie Burgers and Oven Roasted Potato Wedges
Friday - Polenta and Pesto Salad

Monday - Caesar Salad with Quorn Slices
Tuesday - Italian Sausage and Zucchini w/Pasta Salad and Green Salad
Wednesday - “Beef” Chow Mein w/ Salad featuring Mandarin Oranges & Almonds
Thursday - Spinach Salad with Honey Mustard Dressing and Sloppy Joes
Friday - “Chick’n” Patties with Potato Salad and Corn Salad

Monday - General Tso’s Tofu with Rice
Tuesday - Macaroni and Cheese
Wednesday - Spinach Pie with Phyllo Dough and Greek Salad
Thursday - “Beef” Stew
Friday - Tomato and Harvarti Dill Subs

Monday - Can Can Chili
Tuesday - Falafel, Hummus, Baba Ganoush, Pita Bread
Wednesday - Pasta and Pesto
Thursday - Reuban Casserole
Friday - Pizza

Monday - Field Roast Celebration Roast & Stuffing
Tuesday - Seitan Stir Fry & Rice Noodles
Wednesday - Zoup
Thursday - Vegetarian Paella
Friday - Falafel, Hummus, Baba Ganoush, Pita Bread

Monday - Sloppy Joes
Tuesday - Italian Sausage and Peppers w/ Spaghetti
Wednesday - Corn Chowder
Thursday - “Beef” Stew
Friday - Fried Rice and Egg Foo Yung

Monday - Tofurkey Vegan Beer Brats on a bun with Saurkraut
Tuesday - Ravioli and Salad
Wednesday - Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
Thursday - “Chicken” and Dumplings
Friday - Thai Rice Noodles/Tofu and Peanut Sauce

Monday - Eggplant Parmesan
Tuesday - Cheese Souffle and Broccoli
Wednesday - Tortellini and Pesto
Thursday - Southwest Casserole/Cornbread Topping
Friday - Curried Lentils/Veggies over Rice

Monday - Veggie Ribs and Potato Salad
Tuesday - Tofu and Brocolli Stir Fry w/ Rice
Wednesday - “Chicken” Noodle Soup
Thursday - Orzo w/ Tomatoes and Garlic
Friday - Enchiladas

Monday - Ratatouille and Plain Spaghetti
Tuesday - Tabouli/Green Salad
Wednesday - Leek Quiche and Fennel/Orange Salad
Thursday - Beet/Potato Salad (Vinegret) and Pita Bread/Hummus
Friday - Moussaka