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The week ahead

Meg and I spend a few minutes each week preparing our menu for the coming week.  It allows us to focus on what we are going to buy at the store.  It also allows us to look at a lot of recipes we want to try for the first time.

After a dinner of homemade sushi last night and a vegetable noodle soup (recipe below) with homemade pasta tonight, here is what is ahead for the rest of the week:

Monday: Veggie burger pockets

Tuesday: Special Valentine’s Dinner

Wednesday: Meg has class, so it usually a night of takeout dinner so she can eat in class, and Gramma and I have dinner

Thursday: Shrimp tacos with mango slaw

Friday: Another 30RF

Saturday: Asparagus and Romano frittata

Vegetable Noodle Soup

This recipe came from the Family Vegetarian Cooking cookbook, and the great thing about the recipe is that it provides a flexiterian options (you can add chicken in place of the tofu, or make part of the soup with tofu, part with chicken).


  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 2 celery stalks, thinly sliced
  • 3 carrots, thinly sliced (I used baby carrots and chopped them up)
  • 32oz of vegetable broth
  • 2 cups of water (recipe called for 4 cups but I thought it would be too diluted)
  • salt and pepper
  • 3 cups of egg noodles (I made fresh whole wheat pasta tonight)
  • 1 cup of frozen peas
  • 14oz of extra firm tofu, sliced into chunks (here you can add chicken in place or in addition to)
  • chopped parsley, thyme

Heat the oil over medium heat and sauté the onions for about 5 minutes.

Add the celery, carrots, vegetable broth, water, salt and pepper.  Cover and bring to a boil.

Add the peas and cook for 2 minutes.

Add the pasta and cook for 3-5 minutes until pasta almost done cooking.

Add the tofu (or chicken) and cook for 2 minutes to warm through.

Add the parsley and thyme, stir and serve.

Vegetable noodle soup

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This entry was posted on February 12, 2012 by in Healthy living, Peter Waterman's posts, Recipes and tagged , , , , , , , , .
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