We returned home from our once-in-a-lifetime 10 day vacation to France late in the week. We spent time in Paris and a small town a few hours southeast, walking an average of 9 miles per day. We ate nearly as much as we walked, including baguettes and other foods I typically avoid. And while the food was delicious, my body painfully reminded me why I don’t usually eat wheat! By the time we returned home, we were all ready for a few simple home-cooked meals. One of the first things I did was roast assorted veggies – golden and red beets, sweet potatoes, broccoli, and Brussels sprouts – which we devoured in breakfast bowls.
This week’s meal plan includes two new recipes – a Savory Paleo Vegetable Quiche and Vegan Enchiladas with Cashew Cheese Sauce. You’ll also find a hearty omelet, creamy (vegan) soup, and a naturally sweetened snack.
While preparing cashew cheese can feel intimidating the first time you try, it’s really easy – just be patient and the creamy, zesty sauce will provide a big pay off for your effort! Even though it’s “all vegetables”, both of my sons thoroughly enjoy these Vegan Enchiladas with Cashew Cheese Sauce.
In honor of our recent trip to Paris, the City French Omelet is ideal for Sunday food preparation. Quickly reheat for a weekday morning breakfast, or bring a slice of this flavorful baked egg dish with you to work for a hearty lunch.
If you love creamy soups but avoid dairy, this Vegan Cream of Mushroom Soup is perfect for you! It’s savory and smooth, and well complemented by a simple crudites or green salad on the side.
Although the lighting on this photo is poor, I promise this Savory Paleo Vegetable Quiche makes a beautiful (and delicious!) dinner. We used salty vegan feta, which contrasted nicely with the bright, sweet pop of fresh cherry tomatoes.
If you’re looking for a healthy and sweet snack that kids and adults will both enjoy, give these vegan Carrot “Cake” Bites a try. Unsweetened apple sauce and dates provide just enough natural sweetness, and the delicious aroma of cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves will fill your kitchen while the bites bake in your oven.