meal plan – august 14, 2017

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Happy middle of August, everyone! My CSA stash is screaming Texas summer this week – okra, eggplant, peppers, squash – so the bulk of my meals will focus on using all that up. Potatoes and carrots and beets will work their way in as snacks or hold up in storage for use next week.

I also made my way to the downtown library one last time to visit the cookbook stacks ahead of the closing of the third floor. Austin is getting a shiny new library in October and books from the non-fiction collection (3rd floor) will be in transition until then. Lots of inspiration from that last haul in this week’s meal plan. Link to books at bottom of post.

Meals
Harira (from Near and Far)
Garlic Soba & Zucchini
Ratatouille w/ Pasta
Eggplant & Ginger (inspired by The Flavor Thesaurus)
White Bean & Summer Squash Ragout
Summer Veggie Stir Fry

Breakfast
Greens & Grains Scramble (from Whole Grain Mornings)
Breakfast Tostadas
Summer Squash Migas
Pumpkin Walnut Pancakes (from Cook 1.0)

Snacks
Maple Walnut Granola (from Brown Eggs & Jam Jars)
Zucchini Bread
Jalapeño Ranch
Roasted Beets
Summer Melons

Preserves
Dilled Carrots (from Preserving by the Pint)
Pickled Hot Peppers

Happy cooking and stay cool!


The Cookbooks
Near and Far by Heidi Swanson
The Flavor Thesaurus by Niki Signit
Whole Grain Mornings by Megan Gordon
Cook 1.0 by Heidi Swanson
Brown Eggs & Jam Jars by Aimee Wimbush-Bourque
Preserving by the Pint by Marisa McClellan

The Author

vegetarian. mama. love to cook, read, knit, take pictures and make things. places where food, memory, and culture intersect are my favorite.

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