dinner ideas 10.21.11

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seasonal dinner ideas

clockwise: autumn gazpacho soup, pan seared brussel sprouts, butternut squash pasta, corn medallions, cashew, coconut and pumpkin curry, fig pizza*

this week's meals were hearty, wholesome and (as always) inspired by our local produce. our favorites for this week were most certainly the fig pizza and pumpkin coconut curry. yum!

what have been some of your favorite meals this week? please share with us in the comment section!


grilled veggie kabobs, autumn gazpacho soup, pan seared brussel sprouts and corn medallions


butternut squash pasta served with a garden salad


cashew, coconut and pumpkin curry with sauteed kale


fig pizza*, garbanzo bean and veggie mashed potatoes*, stuffed poblanos (stuffed with last night's leftovers!) and grilled squash


need ideas! what are you cookin'?

fig pizza

brush 1 tablespoon of olive oil over your pizza crust, then layer with spinach and slices of fresh fig. sprink with salt and top with fresh thyme or sage. bake at 400 degrees until crust is slightly brown, about 25 minutes. drizzle with honey and serve!

garbanzo bean and veggie mashed potatoes

saute in olive oil 1 onion, 1 carrot and 1 celery stick (all chopped) until translucent (about 6 minutes). add 2 pounds of potatoes cut into thick chunks and 1 can of garbanzo beans. add enough water to cover slightly. let simmer until potatoes are soft to the touch. pour out liquid and transfer to mixing bowl and mix until a mashed potato consistency is formed (optional: add vegan butter and milk!).


  • We are having savory polenta scones with sweet potato, summer squash, beets, with a goatcheese mushroom sauce.

  • oh brittany, my mouth is watering! do you have a recipe for the polenta scones you could share? yum!

  • Everything looks delicious! I had pasta with veggies in a peanut sauce tonight.

  • I had totally forgotten about this Butternut Squash recipe! I just bought one at Bilo on sale – so now I know what to do with it!

  • Bonnie, I just wanted to thank you so much for sharing these menus and recipes. My sister just turned vegetarian, and is considering veganism. I’ve sent her here to see how you do it – I think these are going to help her a lot!

    • ashley, yeah!! so happy they are a help! and kudos to your sis!

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