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Vegetarian September 2012 Menu

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For a detailed explanation of what is involved in creating the vegetarian menu we have a post explaining it all. If you are new and not sure how to get started we have a wonderful series starting with 5 easy steps to get you on your way to once a month cooking. Good luck!

If you like this menu you might want to check out all our past vegetarian menus or in-season menus – September 2011’s menus if you are looking for something different!

The links below are just so you can see which recipes are included in this month's menu. WE DO THE WORK FOR YOU! To see freezer instructions and adapt recipes to your family size see the DOCUMENTS below.

Vegan Singapore Street Noodles

Vegan Singapore Street Noodles




**Indicates meals that require NO COOKING on your OAMC BIG DAY aka “throw and go” meals, perfect for the family who needs to adjust to just do the quick meals!

Update: This menu is now available in Menu Builder in addition to the Google Docs below!  As you can see we have a NEW way of getting and printing your monthly menu documents.  As part of that change, we have also changed the type/size of labels we use. The below labels in Menu Builder will print four to a page and line up with Avery 8168/5168 labels or equivalent.

Recipe Cards

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Grocery List

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Are you a person that likes to see the menus visually? Perhaps you should check out the September 2012 Vegetarian Menu via Pinterest to see the yummy goodness you will be cooking up on this menu. Not sure what Pinterest is all about, check out what Once A Month Mom has to say about it.

Test Cooks

Each month we have some wonderful volunteers who “test” out the menu prior to publication. They do an amazing job of helping to eliminate confusion and mistakes. They may not catch everything but they sure do catch A LOT! If you are interested in test cook, feel free to volunteer. Here is a little bit about this month’s test cooks:

  • Michele Henson — I am a stay at home mom of 5 kids.  We switched over to mainly vegetarian diet six months ago.  I work very hard to find recipes that my kids and my husband will eat willingly.  With such a busy schedule, once a month cooking has been a lifesaver for us- but I had put it on hold when we changed our diet.  I am very glad to have found a program for OAMC that caters to our lifestyle- and the ability to customize for our large family is great!

Get Started

Are you new to Once A Month Mom or once a month cooking (oamc) in general? If so, you might want to spend a few minutes (or hours) on the Get Started Series. If you are in a real hurry to catch on we have written some simple steps for getting started. Welcome!


14 Responses to “Vegetarian September 2012 Menu”

  1. Sarah says:

    I wonder if there’s been any consideration of a whole foods vegetarian menu. I know you guys can’t make a menu for each person’s individual diet! But as I look at this month, that’s a whole lot of processed soy, something I try to avoid. Just curious! You all do fantastic work!

    • Tricia says:

      In the coming months you will see some changes to the vegetarian menu, it is not going to be whole foods all the way but it will lean more towards “clean eating”.

  2. Kerry Scott says:

    This is my first month with OOMM. I did my grocery shopping over the past two days, and today I’m doing the chopping. Tomorrow I plan to cook. I’m cooking for four people, and there’s a “4” in the yellow boxes on each of my sheets, so I at least figured out how to adjust the number of people (I think).

    I’m noticing some discrepancies, though, between the numbers on my grocery list and the numbers on my chopping list. Where it says “Quantity Bought,” most of them are the same, but these ones are different:

    Cauliflower, chopped–grocery list says 2.68, chopped list says .44

    Green onion–grocery list says 4, chopped list says 20…and then, further down, the chopped list says 12, but the grocery list says 4

    Green beans–chopped list says 0.5 lbs., grocery list says 1.5 lbs.

    What am I doing wrong here?

    Also, is there something I could use for the lime leaves? I couldn’t find them anywhere (I live in New Mexico, so the nopalitos were easy to find, but Asian food…not so much).


  3. Melissa says:

    Hello! I think your website looks amazing and I would really like to try out the September Vegetarian 2012 Menu and give it a try. I was wondering if you did a Promo Code for a month trial?

  4. B says:

    I’ve been using your meal plans as a guide for several months now…. but I’ll be moving on, the new “membership” stuff is a bummer.

  5. cassie says:

    Chicken with pomegranate….vegetarian menu? Was that recipe altered, I’m guessing?
    In the process of convincing my husband I need the membership to this website. hehe

  6. Shelly Betances says:

    I am having great difficulties in printing all the paperwork needed. Please help.

  7. Christina Cartwright says:

    Does anyone know if natural grocers (Whole Foods and local ones) might have the nopalitos? I’m in the Portland OR area and trying to find them closer and easier. I was so sure Fred Meyer would carry them, but it might depend on store location.

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