Monday, January 27, 2014

Meatless Mondays in January

Check out the Four Vegetarian Dinners We Tried This Month

Meatless Monday is gaining some momentum here!

Photos by Original Recipe-Makers
Smoky Sweet Potato and Black Bean Tacos
Cannellini Bean Vegetarian "Meatballs"
Spaghetti Squash Mac & Cheese
Creamy Gnocchi, Butternut Squash, and Spinach

While my family's been practicing Meatless Mondays for about a year now, this is my first month of sharing about it on the blog. My struggle has been to find vegetarian meals that my kids (and my husband) will enjoy as much as me! The four dinners we tried this month were certainly strong candidates. While we didn't have a particular meal that we all could agree was tasty enough for a "thumbs-up," I'm happy to announce that everyone at least liked one of the dinners! I think we're making progress!

I've mentioned this before, but it's worth repeating: I can't cook, and I don't like to cook. That often comes as a surprise to people who think that being crafty and being a good cook go hand-in-hand... well, feel free to use me as an example to dispel any myths about that!

Since I'm not lucky enough to be blessed with culinary talents, I MUST rely on a recipe to make a meal. I have never understood how people can just look in at a bunch of spices and ingredients and be able to make a meal... I've tried, believe me! I've just never had success. So, I rely on my recipes, and these days I get most of them on Pinterest. That's where I found a few of the four awesome recipes I made this month. A couple other I found on Yummly. Here they all are, with the links so you can make them yourselves!

Hope you find something you like! I have to say, the Sweet Potato Tacos were probably my favorite this month, but everything else was awesome, too! Do you have a Vegetarian Recipe that works for kids and adults alike? I'd love if you'd share! Leave me a comment in the post or write me an email. Maybe I'll make it next month!

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  1. Thanks, Serena! They have been good!!

  2. Sounds great! We've been trying to get away from meat more lately.

  3. Thanks, Lisa! I'd like to say it's been easy :) But it's been an adventure! Today my 5-yo asked, "Mommy, for next Meatless Monday, can we have pancakes?" :)

  4. The sweet potato and black bean tacos look good!


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