Monday, February 11, 2013

Mealplan & Mailbox Monday

Hello Traveling Vegan Food Box!  Hello Mealplan Monday!

I was just going to post my Meal Plan for this week but I got 3 packages in the Mail and couldn't wait until tomorrow to share so I thought I would do a double purpose post, here!  First I wanted to say that over at Steepster a few of us have started a few Traveling Vegan Food Boxes!  Stacy from Butiki Teas started this one and it already got to me! 

As you can see this box had some Israeli Couscous which I do have some left in my stash at home and I do like it so I am passing it along for someone else to enjoy!  The Wasabi Edamame I have also tried and passed along!  Another great product!  She included two snack bars in there and I grabbed one!  I will blog about that down the road I am sure!  Then I noticed some Eggplant and Sundried Tomato Tapande and I GRABBED IT and giggled because I have been wanting to try it!  She also included a Snack mix but the bag was HUGE and I didn't want to take it all so others could enjoy so I took about half.  I had some for a quick breakfast (see below).  It sure is unique!  LOTS of goodies in there!  WOW!  So I grabbed a few things out and added a few things to the box for future recipients!

I added some Bob's Red Mill's Pancake & Waffle Mix as well as a Gluten Free Simple Organic Pizza Dough.  In addition, I added some Vegan Fruit Leathers, and a Panda Brand Black Licorice Stick AND some Vegan Chreese Sauce packets!

 Here's another shot of some of the stuff I got last week for the Traveling Vegan Food Boxes!  What I didn't add to the box above I will be adding to another box!  You can see more Fruit Leathers, and Chreese Sauces, a few other snacks, etc.  I have some more stuff I haven't taken pics of yet and that will go in that other box, too!

What else did I get in the Mail?
Well, LOTS of fun stuff, really!

Carolynn sent me a box of Tea goodies including some of her own blend!

I've had this blend before and it's a good one!  I've reviewed it on Steepster!  This time around she did an ornament but I think I might use as a Center Piece!  It think it's wonderful what she did with this tea tin in the center and the sparkly snowflake underneath!  WOW!

She threw in other teas as well!  She's a cool cat!  I'll be sending her a Tea Package down the road as well!  I LOVE swapping tea!

Last week I placed a small order with mainly because I wanted to get some sprouting seeds that I didn't have and from a company that accepted PayPal.  This company did both.  YAY!

Mind you...I spent UNDER $11 with the shipping included!

And I received it within DAYS and inside they sent me a $5 coupon for my next order over $30 AND a FREE Sample of the mini Carrot Kit!

They really made me feel like I spent hundreds of dollars!  Their wonderful gesture did NOT go unnoticed!  I will surely buy from them AGAIN...and probably within the next month or so!  I can't wait to jump in with at least one of the sprouting seeds I bought from them.  I'm thinking the Broccoli ones, first!

So...Now...on to my Meal Planning HOPE for this week!

Breakfast - Coconut, Almond, Quinoa, Amaranth Crunch
Lunch - Bowtie Pasta with Walnut Sauce
Dinner - Mixed Veggies with Sauce, small leftovers as a side (tofurky/veggie saute - see previous post)
Snack - Maple Peanut Butter and Celery Sticks

Breakfast - Maple Spice Oatmeal 
Lunch - TBA Rice Dish
Dinner - Vegan Italian Sausage in Bun with side of beans and potatoes
Snack - Dark Chocolate/Strawberry Granola

Breakfast - Grapenuts with Coconut Milk
Lunch - Leftovers
Dinner - TBA Salad, Leftovers
Snack - Mango Chia Smoothie

Breakfast - Mango Chia Smoothie
Lunch - Rice or Quinoa Dish (TBA)
Dinner - Artichoke/Cashew Burger
 Snack - Nachos

Breakfast - TBA Oatmeal with Sugar & Spice (Wildtree)
Lunch - Rice or Quinoa Leftovers
Dinner - HUGE Salad
Snack - TBA

Weekend - TBA

Participating Post:
Meal Plan Monday
Menu Time Mondays
Hello Monday
Miscellany Monday


  1. It looks like a lot of fun. I don't have time to play this time around, but after the Passion Play is over hopefully things will slow down since that means that I won't be doing anymore costume designing/sewing. After the play, I might be able to participate in one of them. I most likely will add food and some vegan crafts in the box too.

    1. Those are GREAT ideas! We would LOVE for you to join! Please let me know when ever you want to jump in!

  2. Wow Jennifer, you are being such an adventurous meal planner! Looks like you have a lot of recipes too! I am sure the variety helps you keep on track too, as this must take a bit of discipline. Looks like you have it all under control and have found a way to share it and make it fun too! ~Diane

    1. Hi Diane! So glad you made it over to my other blog! I really need to get into crafting again. I have had a really hard time with it lately!

      Thanks so much for the kind words! I'm certainly TRYING :)

      I hope you'll visit again :)

  3. It is wonderful to get good customer service, isn't it?? :)

    I'm visiting you today from the Mommy LaDy Club subscription hop and I'm your latest follower.

    1. Thanks for the visit, comment, and follow! I'll be visiting you soon :)

  4. What awesome goodies in your boxes! YUM