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Our meatless Monday meal is served with a big pile of pea sprouts. Ah Lo loves pea sprouts and often order it in restaurants. It is quite an expensive dish, when eating out. So today, when I saw these in the market, I bought 2 lbs. For sure I thought there would be some left, but everything was gone. IMG_4003


Now that I have chiropractor appointments during lunch time, I don’t spend time running to chinatown buying groceries. Therefore, I’m going with what’s easy (store bought pesto sauce) on our meatless Monday meals.IMG_3576

Meatless Monday meal – fusilli with roasted red bell peppers, pioppini mushrooms, snap peas and avocado.IMG_3493IMG_3499

Purple is the theme for tonight’s meatless Monday. Boys are not too thrilled about this for sure. Eggplants are not their favorite food (was never mine until I was an adult). They tried many excuses to stay away from it. Again, the trick is to put everything on a plate, so they don’t have much choice. On the other hand, I loved everything about this purple dish. IMG_3176

Enjoying the meatless Monday with a homemade margarita! I love how this is such an inexpensive meal to make (even got my own sauce). The basil leaves were from a Vietnamese restaurant we dined at this past weekend. The kids love it!IMG_3086Untitled

The trick of getting my boys, especially the picky eater to eat is to put everything on a plate/bowl. My boys have been trained (since they were very little) not to waste any food. When they have it all on their plate, they’ll finish it. These are the vegetables the boys are not big fans of, especially the edamame, but they cleared the bowl. IMG_2974

For our meatless Monday meal, we have orzo with roasted vegetables: roasted red bell peppers, zucchini, yellow squash, button mushrooms, corn and cherry tomatoes. Didn’t even need any dressing because everything was already flavorful.IMG_2817

Ah Lo saw me with a pineapple when I came home. He asked what was for dinner, and I told him “pineapple.” He laughed and said, “seriously, what are we having for dinner?”

A couple of days ago, a friend gave me some cooked beans. So I was looking for recipes online what to do with it. There were tons, but nothing stood out to me. So, today I bought 3 ears of corn, a pineapple (just used a quarter of it here), and 2 avocados and mix it all up. Last minute I decided to add some couscous (knowing how my boys are eating machines). Luckily I did that, because they cleared everything!

For our meatless Monday, I made caprese egg skillet. I was worried the boys will not like it because they don’t like tomatoes and onions (the two main ingredients). But they know better, so they gave it a try. To my surprise, both boys ate it without much fuss.

Trying out a new chili recipe with roasted sweet potatoes. There were some leftover couscous I tossed in as well. This pot is full of flavors – red onions, green bell peppers, corn, organic pinto beans (from TJ), fresh tomatoes, carrots, roasted sweet potatoes and couscous. I added some heat by sprinkling some chili peppers to it. Surprisingly, my picky eater said it wasn’t so bad. He finished the whole bowl without much complaints. IMG_2100