This Week In Dinner: Veggies All the Way

Yup, it's a meat free week at our household. Completely inspired by Carla and Sharon and with the full cooperation of the Sailor, I have planned a vegetarian extravaganza for our family.

Side note: Sailor, you're awesome and I really appreciate you participating in my whims.

I am shooting for two weeks of vegetarianism and maybe more, but we are going to take this a week at a time. I don't think my ultimate goal is to become a vegetarian, but I thought this would be a fun kick start and force me to find more vegetarian meals. I also get to experiment with quinoa and bulgar.

My other goal is to not use as much dairy in our vegetarian meals. When we usually do veggie meals I have a tendency to rely heavily on cheese. It has occurred to me that the Sailor and I might be semi-lactose intolerant, which really isn't all that uncommon, but we have had our share of upset tummies after a dairy loaded meal.
Veggie Broth in the making
Roasted Ratatouille Pizza

Greek Orzo Salad with Hummus and Pita Slices

Bulgar Taco Salad

Split Pea Soup

Black Bean and Yellow Rice Tacos

Grilled Portabello Mushroom Sandwiches

Tomato and White Bean Soup with Quinoa

We have two soups this week and instead of using chicken broth I decided to make super easy veggie broth. It probably takes about ten minutes to get all the vegetables chopped and then just simmer for a few hours and done.

Well, that's our plan for this week. Has anybody else been inspired to eat healthier lately? I am really curious to see if a feel any better. I am pretty positive I will.