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If you like the idea of a Beet Sheet but want to make your own, here’s a blank template. Have fun!

The Beet Sheet Blank Template

The Beet Sheet Blank.001 The Beet Sheet Templates


This week’s downloadable/printable Beet Sheet includes Meal Plan, Shopping List and Pantry Check List:

The Beet Sheet No. 1

Full Weekly Dinner Plan with notes a links to recipes is below. But first, why Beet Sheets?

The Beet Sheet started during a week where… let’s just say some stuff went down and I had about $50 in unused gift cards to spend on both gas and food for the five of us. This was a huge downshift from the usual unencumbered glee with which I used to flit down the aisles of Whole Foods.

I was not shopping with a plan and certainly not with any good common sense.

It was time for food shopping detox and healthy dose of reality. Now I’m making weekly Beet Sheets- run downs of my dinner game plan for the week and strict shopping lists. I do the Beet Sheet only after I have done a pretty thorough fridge/pantry inventory. Then I have some fun scoping out recipes in cookbooks I bought (but never cracked the cover), blogs and pinboards. The sheet gets posted in my kitchen on our crazy giant bulletin board and then I get started on Ye Olde List. We all know the phrase measure twice, cut once

Shop carefully, shop once. Stick to your list mercilessly!

Why Beets? Because they’re vegetables and they’re my favorite ☙☙☙

The Beet Sheet No. 1 MenuThe Beet Sheet No. 1 Shopping ListThe Beet Sheet Pantry Check Download Printable PDF

Here’s this week’s Beet Sheet Recipe Rundown:

Sunday: Beefless “Stew” and Cracked Pumpkin Topknot Rolls (double batch)

Sunday make ahead-

  • Burger Rolls double batch (for stew sopping and Saturday burgers) Cracked Wheat Pumpkin Topknot Rolls
  • Make Pizza Dough (can make double batch for two weeks worth if so inclined) I use the dough recipe from The Sexy Vegan by Brian Patton here’s another basic recipe: Basic Dough
  • Chop vegetables and make beans for Veggie Loaf (link under Monday)
    • 1 whole onion, diced
    • 2 whole garlic cloves, minced
    • 1 whole carrot, minced
    • 2 whole celery ribs, minced
    • 1 cup mushrooms, coarsely chopped
    • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • Make cashew gruyere for snacking and to mix into Mashed Potatoes:

Vegan Cashew Gruyere from Miyoko Schinner’s Artisan Vegan Cheeses- you can steal sauerkraut juice in place of rejuvelac. Consider making your own rejuvelac to store for vegan cheese making, it’s pretty easy Rejuvelac “How-to

  • Sweat onions, peppers and assemble Kobocha Squash Chili including squash, beyond meat and seasoning (don’t cook yet). Store as is

Monday: Veggie Loaf, Mashed Potatoes with Cashew Gruyere, Roast Beets, Steamed Broccoli Loaf: Hippie Loaf

Gruyere: Vegan Cashew Gruyere (also found in Miyoki Schinner’s Artisan Vegan Cheeses)

Beets: peel, cut into 1.5 inch chunks, toss with balsamic, a little salt and roast at 400º F for 35 min.

Potatoes: peel, chunk and boil approx. 1 potato per person; when tender drain and mash with  v. gruyere

Tuesday: Taco Tuesday! (with THE best sour cream)

Taco Meat: Lentil Walnut Taco Meat (n.b. I used one taco seasoning packet per batch instead of seasoning in recipe and made two batches to make sure I had enough for 5)

Sour Cream: Best Vegan Sour Cream

Salsa: 1 container BPA free diced tomatoes (can sub fresh of course!), diced onion, salsa seasoning packet, chopped fresh cilantro (optional)

Additional topping: shredded lettuce and your preference of extras (gauc, hot sauce, radishes, whatev)

Wednesday: Kabocha Squash Chili

Thursday: Stew Part II

Friday: Pizza Night

Break out the dough! Top with your favorite jarred tomato sauce, some extra garlic powder, oregano and make The Sexy Vegan’s amazing “Notzarella Sauce”

If you don’t have his book (yet) try this one:recorder3

Vegan Pizza Cashew Cheese Sauce- Dear Andrea

Pour the prepared cheese sauce into a squirt bottle, piping bag or gallon ziploc with one corner snipped off then drizzle over the tomato sauce later. Pretty, pretty. Finish with the rest of your chosen toppings. Wasn’t that easy and fun? I think so 😉

Saturday: Burger Night

Gardein or any favorite right price veggie burgers, lots of yummy fresh toppings, steamed fresh carrots or choice of frozen veggie, roasted sweet or russet potato oven fries.

Oven fries: Cut 1 to 1.5 potatoes per person into wedges. Soak wedges for 30 min- 1 hr in cold filtered water seasoned with sea or kosher salt and garlic powder. Drain, toss with a spritz of oil, more garlic powder. Sprinkle smoked paprika. Spread sparsely on 1-2 cookie sheets and bake at 425º F until brown and slightly puffy.

Cracked Wheat Pumpkin Topknots: Cracked Wheat Pumpkin Topknot Rolls

About Pizza Night and Burger Night:

As you noticed by now the beginning of the week is, well, plenty labor intensive. By the time Thursday, Friday and Saturday roll around you’ll need some time to breath, regroup, hit the gym, hit the recipe books and supermarket.

Pizza and burger nights are both mini-breaks and crowd pleasers. They can also easily be converted into another leftover night if you end up with way too much food in the fridge! For burger night I like varying the roll week to week, double batching it and using them on soup night. Cheap, cheap, cheap. It’s fun to mix up pizza toppings week to week, too. See what’s in season or on sale. Caramelized onions and homemade coconut bacon is so easy, economical and feels like the fanciest schmanciest pizza ever!

Happy Eating, happy cooking! And while you’re busy showing your kitchen who’s boss- enjoy some Christylez Bacon: