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This Week’s Meatless Meal Plan | 06.02.14

Spicy Indian Chickpeas with Brown Rice

Peas! We’ve got snow peas, snap peas, peas peas, and chickpeas on the menu this week — the first three in the form of a tasty stir fry and the last in a flavorful Indian-inspired chickpea recipe. If that’s still not enough peas for you, you could put some on Wednesday’s Roasted Broccoli & Sun-Dried Tomato Pizza, but that might be a little weird. We like easy recipes for Fridays, so the week ends with store-bought veggie burgers and roasted cauliflower.


Three Pea Ginger Tofu Stir FryThree Pea Ginger Tofu Stir Fry from The Law Student’s Wife // I consider myself an expert in all things tofu, but the technique for making the tofu in this recipe was completely different from anything I’ve done before — the tofu is frozen, boiled, then sautéed in a little bit of oil until it’s crispy. This simple, delicious stir fry makes the most of spring peas. I mean, there are three different kinds of peas in the recipe! So! Many! Peas!


Make-Ahead Cheese & Roasted Vegetable Baked Manicotti RecipeMake-Ahead Cheese & Roasted Vegetable Baked Manicotti from Oh My Veggies // We try to keep it simple in these meal plans, but this recipe is a little more involved. It’s okay though, because they can be made ahead! Make them on Saturday and pop them in the freezer or assemble them on Monday night and refrigerate them until dinnertime on Tuesday.


Roasted Broccoli & Sun-Dried Tomato Pizza RecipeRoasted Broccoli & Sun-Dried Tomato Pizza from Oh My Veggies // Here’s the best reason to make your own pizza at home: it might take a little more work, but you can’t get roasted broccoli and sun-dried tomatoes on a pizza you order from Little Caesar’s. (You can get green olives and pineapple though. Don’t ask me how I know this.)


Spicy Indian Chickpeas with Brown RiceSpicy Indian Chickpeas with Brown Rice from Martha Stewart Living // This recipe is crazy delicious! And easy too. Although it says it serves 8, we got 4 main-dish-sized servings out of it.


Roasted Cauliflower with Tahini SauceVeggie Burgers + Roasted Cauliflower with Tahini Sauce from Apples and Sparkle // Not everything needs to be a recipe! Throw some of your favorite veggie burgers on a grill pan (we like Hilary’s Eat Well and Sunshine Burgers), top them with your favorite fixings, and serve them with a side of roasted cauliflower and tahini. Who needs fries and ketchup?!

Tips for This Week’s Plan

  • The tofu for Monday’s recipe needs to be frozen in advance — don’t forget!
  • You’ll probably have more pesto, basil, and sun-dried tomatoes than you need for the pizza. Stir some pesto into the ricotta for the baked manicotti, add chopped sun-dried tomatoes to the veggie filling, and sprinkle chopped basil leaves over the manicotti just before serving.
  • The pizza calls for a pound of pizza dough, but you can use a pre-made crust to save a little more time.
  • We had the Indian Chickpeas and stir fry with brown rice, but you can use any grain you have on hand.
  • The Indian Chickpea recipe calls for tomatoes and peppers for garnish, but I left that off the list.
  • I always like to have a light salad with my pizza, so I added greens and dressing to the shopping list. Save some greens for Friday’s veggie burgers!
  • If you can find fresh green peas, buy those instead of frozen. Shelling them is therapeutic!

Vegetarian Meal Plan & Shopping List - 06.02.14Click here for a printable version of this week’s meatless meal plan and shopping list, then click on the links above to print out each recipe. Now you’re set for the week!

Find more dinner ideas from our Meatless Meal Plan archives.

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  • Reply
    Anele @ Success Along the Weigh
    May 30, 2014 at 8:11 am

    Oh that manicotti! Yes please!!

    Have a great weekend!

    • Reply
      Kiersten Frase
      May 30, 2014 at 5:35 pm

      You can never say no to manicotti, right? Hope you have a great weekend too!

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    Erin | The Law Student's Wife
    May 30, 2014 at 9:59 am

    Oh YAY! Thanks so much for including my stir fry. I’m so excited to you liked it and honored to be featured 🙂

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      Kiersten Frase
      May 30, 2014 at 5:14 pm

      It was SO GOOD! I knew I could get fresh peas right now and fresh peas are the only peas I like, so I just had to make it. 🙂

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    Kiran @
    May 30, 2014 at 11:42 pm

    Love the handy shopping list!! And a good tofu stir fry! Yum 🙂

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    [email protected]
    May 31, 2014 at 8:41 am

    Everything looks delicious as usual and I love the tips on the bottom- like how you can incorporate the pesto into other dishes. My stomach is growling now! 🙂

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    Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner
    May 31, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    That tofu looks amazing can’t wait to make it!

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    Archana @ The Perfect Zest
    May 31, 2014 at 5:18 pm

    interesting technique with the tofu – must try! and I love all peas ..
    the pizza looks so good. I can’t get enough pizzas in my life but my waistline revolts!
    Everything looks so healthy and good..

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      Kiersten Frase
      June 2, 2014 at 3:36 pm

      Yeah, I have the worst metabolism ever, so I know what you mean. But there’s always room for pizza! 😉

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    Samina | The Cupcake Confession
    June 1, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    Suchhhh an interesting compilation!!!! I loveeee tofu and this stir fry looks delicious and so does that delish pizza and the tahini sauce! Love!

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    Allison @ Clean Wellness
    June 16, 2014 at 7:43 am

    Can’t wait to try those chickpeas! I’ve seen that recipe before or Martha Stewart, but I’ve never given it a go. I think it’s the photo they use for them hehe -not nearly as gorgeous as yours!

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