This week is all about enjoying international recipes that just *happen* to be vegetarian – and NONE of them are soups or salads!
If this is your first week joining us, here’s a little background on how I write the plans.
Breakfast during the week is usually an unreasonable amount of coffee along with something simple, like sauteed sweet potatoes topped with a fried egg and avocado. If you’re looking for something a bit fancier, check out my breakfast section for inspiration!
Weekday lunches are typically made up of leftovers and/or a mason jar full of homemade soup from my freezer. I like to make a big pot of soup at least once per week so I can freeze leftovers for future lunches! You can see some of my favorite soup and stew recipes right here.
I try to eat leftovers for dinner once per week (to keep my sanity), and Thursdays usually works best because I’ve already cooked on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. To make myself feel better about eating leftovers (I’m learning to love them, okay!?), I like to enjoy a cocktail on Thirsty Thursday.
Friday means HALLELUJAH, it’s the weekend! At this point in the week I likely haven’t left the house since grocery shopping on Monday (I work from home, remember?), so I get a little stir crazy and need to be taken out into the real world. Perfect timing for a night out!
On the weekends, things get a little crazy around here. In truth, I’ll likely be hungover (or at least just lazy) on either Saturday or Sunday morning, so I plan to make one big breakfast per weekend. On the other day, I’ll sleep in and make brunch, or head to the pub up the street for bloody marys and sustenance. Whichever weekend day I’m not hungover automatically becomes the day to do errands (yayyyy), so on that day lunch is something I find on-the-go; usually something from a food cart.
Desserts either happen or they don’t, but you can always find dessert ideas right here.
Here’s what’s cooking in the Wanderlust Kitchen this week: International Vegetarian Recipes (that aren’t soup or salad)!
Dinner: Ethiopian Atakilt Wat (spicy cabbage and vegetables), served over rice and with a side of flatbread.
Dinner: Korean Tofu Bibimbap (basically a loaded rice bowl with a BANGIN’ sauce) and maybe some ice cold import beer.
Thirsty Thursday: Raspberry Rose Cocktails
Dinner: Date Night. Kitchen is CLOSED!
Breakfast: French Baked Eggs with Spinach and Swiss Chard, served with toast soldiers and milky tea.
Image and recipe from Fork Knife Swoon
Lunch: Cacio e Pepe (Roman pasta with cheese and black pepper – I’ve been making these pretty much daily since I returned from Italy) and a glass of wine, because it’s Saturday and I don’t even care.
Image and recipe from Tales of Ambrosia
Brunch: Spanish Tortilla (egg and potato omelet) served with crusty bread and olive oil.
Image and recipe from Flourishing Foodie
Dinner: Thai Red Curry with Vegetables
Image and recipe from Cookie and Kate
Dessert: If I can find a ripe mango, it’s gotta be mango with sticky rice!
Annnnnnd that’s a wrap!
Enjoy these international vegetarian recipes and have a GREAT week 🙂