Vegan Challenge Menu – Week 2


We are rolling right along into Week 2 of our Vegan Challenge and it has been a great adventure so far!  Dr. Ernie and I are enjoying the increased amount of fresh vegetables in our week.  We haven’t felt like we are missing anything and feeling well sustained.  So far, so good.

How about you?  What types of things have you enjoyed or noticed during this first week?  Post your comments!  I’d love to hear your feedback.

Week 2… Here we come!

Let’s get to it so we can make our grocery list!


Vegan Challenge Menu Week 2


Helpful Recipe Resources:

Lemon Pistachio Avocado Pudding Recipe

Peanut Butter Smoothie Inspiration

— Also try using almond milk instead of rice milk… and adding a handful of ice!

Marinated Baked Tempeh Recipe

Corn & White Bean Chowder Inspiration

— Where it calls for butter use olive oil or coconut oil.  Where it calls for cow’s milk use almond milk, coconut milk or any other dairy milk alternative.

Creamy Avocado Pasta Recipe

Spicy Nappa Cabbage Recipe

— I sautee Nappa Cabbage to my liking and then give it a good dose of Frank’s Red Hot Sauce.  Yum!  You can also skip the hot sauce and sprinkle with cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes.

Vegan Tomato Soup Recipe

Sprouted Grain Bread Croutons

— I cut the sliced sprouted grain bread into cubes and roast them on a cookie sheet (plain) in the oven until toasted.  They can also be seasoned or drizzled with olive oil prior to roasting.

Raw Zucchini Pesto Pasta

— A special gadget to get the pasta to look like spaghetti would be nice… but I use a regular potato peeler and make long, linguini-like ribbons.

Raw Vegan Lasagna Stack Inspiration

Thai Hot & Sour Soup Inspiration

Rice Paper Veggie Rolls Recipe

Peanut Dipping Sauce

—- I whisk together equal parts soy sauce, honey, lime (or lemon), almond butter (or tahini), and add a dash of hot sauce

Energy Bites Recipe

Raw Vegan Brownie Recipe

Decadent Apple Slices Inspiration (see picture below)



apple granola






Vegan Chocolate Ice Cream Recipe

Whipped Coconut Cream Recipe

Raw Pear Cobbler Inspiration

– I’ve made this recipe with pears and love it.  My substitution is maple syrup in place of agave.  This can be eaten as is or warmed in the oven.


  1. Lori · April 7, 2014

    My family and I really enjoyed trying most of your vegan week 1 recipes and are looking forward to week 2! Hits for this week were the Arugula with Roasted Tomato Pasta, One Pot Vegan Pasta, Chocolate Cherry Green Smoothie and the Pecan Pie Squares were to die for! Thanks for the inspiration! Lori

    • Dr. Laura Imola, BSc, ND (Licensed) · April 8, 2014

      Hey Lori!

      Good to hear! Those were some of our favs, too! I’m looking forward to the brownies tonight. 🙂

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