My (Almost) Vegetarian Life – Shopping My Pantry

Hello. Monday again!

Well, I’m happy to say that I’ve lost 2 lbs this week. I haven’t started Yoga yet, but that will be tomorrow (really!). I didn’t get round to walking at all. My excuse was that it rained a lot. I had a chocolate bar over the weekend, but that was it. Still not really missing it. I also cut down on my wine opting for lime-flavoured vodka and club soda instead – very refreshing – and I’m now drinking about 2 litres of water a day now – up from a glass or so a day. The lime-flavoured water and fruit-infused water has been amazing in getting me to drink more.

Anti-bloat drink

Lime Water

I was taking stock of the food in my pantry and freezer yesterday because I noticed that my pantry is full of a lot of things that don’t seem to be going down. It seems a waste of money to keep buying new stuff when I already have perfectly good food sitting in there. So this week (and probably a few weeks to come), I’ve decided to shop my pantry and freezer and make meals based on what I already have. I made a list. Lots of black beans, lentils and chick peas. I also found a large roast beef which will make two meals and provide hubby with sliced roast beef for his packed lunches. And to think I almost went out and bought another roast beef! My list is now on my fridge door so I can easily see what I have in the freezer.

I’m also determined to include more fibre, protein and vegetarian meals to help lower hubby’s blood pressure and help with weight loss. Fibre is especially instrumental in helping to lose weight.

So, based on the ingredients in my pantry and freezer, here’s this week’s menu:

Monday – Roast Beef, roasted potatoes,beets, carrots and broccoli

TuesdayGreek Boneless Leg of Lamb (it’s hubby’s birthday on this day and lamb is one of his favourite meals), greek roasted potatoes, carrots and beans. Apple pie for dessert.

Wednesday – Ground Beef and Black Bean Enchiladas, Green salad with chick peas

Thursday – Vegetarian Shepherd’s pie, Green salad with chick peas

FridayOrzo with Tomato Braised Zucchini & Chick Peas


Breakfast – Mediterranean Potato Hash with Aparagus, Chick Peas and Poached Eggs

Supper – Date Night!

SundaySpanish Chickpea Stew (Espinacas Con Garbanzos), with crusty bread and green salad



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