*|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|* Photo by @seedandmill Even though you've probably got holiday cooking and baking on the brain, don't forget about dinner! This week's menu features cozy, creamy soups, hearty roasted veggies, and a chocolatey weekend treat. What are you waiting for? THE MENU Sunday Whole Roasted Carrots with Black Lentils and Green Harissa Monday Roasted Cauliflower Soup Tuesday Tofu Scramble Wednesday Roasted Butternut Squash with Maple Tahini Dressing Thursday Thai Pumpkin and Sweet Potato Soup Friday Pumpkin Carbonara with Shiitake Bacon Weekend Bonus Salted Dark Chocolate Almond Milk Cookies with Toasted Almonds THE GROCERY LIST (the must-haves!) 2 pounds carrots 2 cups lentils 4 yellow onions 2 heads garlic 1 bunch fresh cilantro 2 jalapeno peppers 1 large head cauliflower Fresh thyme Fresh sage Fresh parsley 1 bunch fresh basil 1 (15-oz.) block tofu 2 large butternut squashes 1 (15-oz.) can chickpeas 2 lemons 5 sweet potatoes 2 (15-oz.) cans pumpkin puree 1 (15 oz.) can coconut milk 2 limes 5 oz shiitake mushrooms 1 lb. gluten free pasta 3/4 cup plant based half-and-half 1 (32-oz.) box unsweetened almond milk 1 bottle dry white wine Vegan parmesan cheese 3 (32-oz.) pkgs vegetable stock 3 ounces vegan butter 1 ¼ cup almond flour ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder 2 (3.5-oz.) vegan dark chocolate bars ½ cup sliced almonds PANTRY ESSENTIALS (things we assume you have, but if not, stock up!) EVOO Rice wine vinegar Coconut oil Sesame oil Tahini Maple syrup Ground coriander Ground cumin Ground turmeric Curry powder Sugar Brown sugar Almond butter Baking soda Cocoa powder Garlic powder Onion powder Paprika Ground allspice Freshly ground black pepper Brown sugar Dried thyme Ground ginger Ground nutmeg Ground cloves Soy sauce Arrowroot starch Nutritional yeast Harissa spice Flaky sea salt Optional Liquid smoke THE RECIPES Whole Roasted Carrots with Black Lentils and Green Harissa by @chefrichardlandau This spicy veggie dinner is anything but shy on flavor! Serve with roasted tofu and a green salad for an easy, satisfying meal. GET 50+ VEGAN DINNER RECIPES > Feedfeed Tip Can't find black lentils? Feel free to substitute with green or yellow, if you prefer. Roasted Cauliflower Soup by @doctorbowl The only way to get through winter cooking is by making pureed soups, and plenty of them! This creamy cauliflower number is a hands down winner. GET 10+ VEGAN PARTY RECIPES > Tofu Scramble by @photobymanda This tasty dinner is just a delicious when it's packed for lunch the next day. Pack it in a sandwich with whatever veggies you have lying around and voila, you're about to give all your coworkers serious lunch envy. GET 50+ VEGETARIAN DINNER RECIPES > Roasted Butternut Squash with Maple Tahini Dressing by @seedandmill Talk about an easy, sheet pan dinner. Cozy and flavor-packed, these butternut squash halves are a simple solution to your dinner dilemma! GET 50+ CHICKPEA RECIPES > Thai Pumpkin and Sweet Potato Soup by @lindseyeatsla The addition of creamy coconut adds an exotic backbone to this spicy soup. If you have any leftover butternut squash from yesterday, go ahead and add it to this soup. GET 50+ VEGAN LUNCH RECIPES > Pumpkin Carbonara with Shiitake Bacon by @healthylittlevittles What better dinner to come home to on a Friday night than a big bowl of pasta? Not to mention, this shiitake "bacon" is the real deal. GET 50+ VEGAN DINNER PARTY RECIPES > Feedfeed Tip If you can't find liquid smoke for the shiitake "bacon," just skip it. The mushrooms will still taste delicious! Salted Dark Chocolate Almond Milk Cookies with Toasted Almonds by @thefeedfeed Anyone craving some chocolate? These gluten free treats are the perfect salty-sweet dessert. We highly recommend dunking these guys in a tall glass of alt-milk. GET 20+ VEGAN DESSERT RECIPES Feedfeed Tip Feel free to make the dough up to 2 days ahead if you're having people over.