Monday, August 24, 2015

Sunday Batch Cooking


Sundays in our house are usually when you'll find me in the kitchen, dirtying up every pot in the house.  I have a nice, new ritual going on.  Meal plan -- grocery shop -- batch cook -- serve dinner.  I wanted to give you guys a glimpse of the things I've been making lately.  Since my CSA basket has been bursting with late summer goods, they've been the stars of my dishes of late.





What do you do with tons of cucumber and tomato?  Why, make gazpacho of course!  I didn't really follow a recipe, but I put tons of tomato, cucumber, and peppers.  Then, I added basil, salt, and balsamic vinegar to taste.  It's easy, so play with it.




This gazpacho makes an amazing lunch.  I had it at my desk with pita stuffed with veggies and tofu.  It's such a fresh meal.




With lunch taken care of, I like to move on to dinners.  I work out after work with most nights, so when I get home, I like to have leftovers ready to go.  A typical meal I like to make is caulipots and gravy, similar to this recipe.  Josh and I have been obsessed with them since Sheridan and Drew made them for us for dinner earlier this summer.  I have also been digging vegan Italian sausage I can find at Kroger, and we always like a steamed veggie.

Other great Sunday night batch cooking meals could be....

ratatouille
soup
chili
pasta dishes

... pretty much anything that will keep and easily reheat.  It makes the week go by so much easier if the fridge is stocked with food come Monday morning.

Do you batch cook on the weekends?  What are your favorite things to cook?  Leave me a comment!

18 comments:

  1. I do the same thing. I don't like to have to cook after work because I'm always hungry right at 5 p.m. I started batch cooking to make meals easier when I was going to the gym at night. Now, I work out early in the morning, but the habit stuck. And it makes me very happy to have dinner ready as soon as I get home. That gazpacho looks and sounds so fresh and amazing!

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  2. This looks amazing! As does your site! I hopped over from Vegan Peace/Vegan Power...swing by mine when you can I'm at MyBlissfulJourney.com - will you be doing Vegan MoFo this year?

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  3. I will! I'm getting really excited about Vegan Mofo. Are you doing it this year?

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