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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

Thanks to my sister for offering us some kale and radishes as an add ons to the butternut squash soup on our meatless Monday. I was only thinking of making soup for tonight, but decided later to add kale apple quinoa salad. I made my own honey mustard dressing to go with the salad. Dai Bee, who was hesitant about the salad, cleared out the bowl. IMG_E1945IMG_1944IMG_E1941

Meatless Mondays: serving roasted brussel sprouts salad today.  Absolutely divine, though not everyone thinks so *wink*. Seriously I can eat this every day…IMG_2035

Kudos to Zoodles! With homemade avocado pesto – meatless Mondays just can’t get better than this. Absolutely scrumptious!IMG_1509 2I tried making zoodles before, but didn’t have the right tool for it.  This time I borrowed the “veggetti” from my sister to test it out. I had Dai Bee spiralize the zucchinis one day before. I used paper towel to wrap zoodles so it soaks up any liquid. Place them in the fridge.IMG_1492I came home and made the avocado pesto. This makes it a quick and easy weeknight meal. In a food processor, 2 medium sized avocados, handful of basil, lemon, garlic, pistachio nuts, and salt (to taste). Make sure to add 1/4 – 1/2 cup of water before pulsing.IMG_1507



Garlic noodles! Meatless Monday? Yes! I threw in whatever vegetables in the fridge (snow peas, bean sprouts and shitake mushrooms). Can’t have it any other way!IMG_1417

Mushroom rice for our meatless Monday meal. Too bad Ah Lo didn’t eat any of this scrumptious tasting rice because he doesn’t like mushrooms. Lucky for him, Dai Bee made fried rice for potluck the next day, so he got dinner. Otherwise, he’s on his own for this one.IMG_1281

A meatless Monday, having persimmon and corn salad with tomato soup (puff pastry), is all we need.IMG_0927