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Meatless Tuesday Dinner?

23 May

Since weekends tend to be a free for all for us when it comes to food, we’ve been doing Meatless Monday dinners. It’s nice because it resets our palette for the coming week.

However, this Monday was a BBQ at my best friend’s parents’ house, so we had to put it off until Tuesday.

Dinner was super easy. We headed to Publix and wandered aimlessly picking up random items.

Here’s what we bought at the store:

  • Snap peas
  • Grape tomatoes
  • Sliced mushrooms

Here’s what we had at home:

  • Quinoa
  • Lentil beans
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • Olive Oil
  • Spices: salt, pepper, garlic powder, rosemary

Donnie went to cooking the quinoa (per instructions on the package) and the mushrooms (sauteed with just a bit of olive oil) and the snap peas (same) while I prepped the tomatoes and walked around complaining how hungry I was. 🙂

For the tomatoes, I sliced them up, laid them on some parchment paper and seasoned with salt, pepper, garlic powder and rosemary. I drizzled on some olive oil and balsamic vinegar, closed up the parchment paper, and baked them for 13 minutes on 375 degrees. They turned out perfect, and complimented the rest of the meal.

Sometimes when you head to the store with no idea of what you’ll make for diner, it comes out perfect. Props to Donnie for wanting to stick to the plan. I was tempted to buy a rotisserie chicken and call it a day. Instead, I got to eat this delish meal:

Quick and easy

Have you gone meatless, even if for just one day?