Meatless Monday! Pizza Night!

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Meatless Monday! Was Pizza Night for us this week.

The girls were in charge.

I picked up dough at my favorite pizza spot; $3.50 for one large dough which makes a 17 inch pizza. That is a great value and a tremendous time saver. Plus, you know that it will be perfect every time.

We made tomato and basil, shiitake and spinach, pesto and pine nut, and a red sauce and cheese.

For the shiitake and spinach I sautéed the mushrooms and spinach in olive oil before adding them to the pizza. For the base I spread parmesan, garlic and olive oil cream sauce spread which I made beforehand then topped it off with shredded mozzarella cheese. Delish!

The tomato, basil and mozzarella pizza was fantastic! After preparing the dough we coated the top with a drizzle of olive oil then laid on the veggies…..this one was best; Belle’s creation! Gorgeous!

Homemade pesto, a few pine nuts and mozzarella made a great light pizza which was great with the Blue Moon Belgian wheat beer.

This is not only Meatless Monday! But family night and Pizzalicious!

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Meatless Monday; Ravioli with Red Sauce and Cucumber Salad

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The girls made dinner tonight and commented that it was tasty and satisfying; something they worry about since I’ve Veganized our kitchen.

This meal is very simple and easy for little helpers.

I always have red sauce in the fridge and usually some gourmet cheese ravioli in the freezer.

The salad really rounds out this meal. Fresh veggies at every meal just makes good sense.

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Meatless Monday was so easy today. We all worked together. This mom loved it!


Meatless Meatballs in Red Sauce

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Today is one of those, comfort-food-in-the-midwest kind of days. And although I try to stay away from processed and packaged foods, I do admit my guilty pleasure for Trader Joe’s Meatless Meatballs.

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They are fantastic and with your favorite red sauce they could fool your favorite carnivore.

If you like, pile them on top of whole wheat pasta or stuff them in a whole wheat bun for an amazing “meatball” sandwich.

Every now and then a little “food frivolity” doesn’t hurt. This is one guilty pleasure that you really don’t have to feel all that guilty about!


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