Monday, January 2, 2012

Quick Vegan Creamy Pasta and Vegetables

I adapted this recipe from a great cookbook called Vegan yum yum written by the blogger of The original recipe is called Super Quick Tomato Basil Cream Pasta and is excellent.  Since it is winter and basil is not in season I decided to add fresh mixed vegetables to create a quick and tasty meal.  The cashews give the tomato sauce a creamy taste and I added a vegan vegetable bouillon cube. From start to finish this meal took less than 30 minutes.


2 tbs tomato paste
3/4 cup raw cashews
16oz can plum tomatoes
1 tbs olive oil
1 tbs fresh pressed garlic
1 vegan vegetable bouillon cube
1/2 box linguine
3 cup each of broccoli florets
2 carrots chopped
1 red pepper chopped
2 cups green beans
2 medium shallots

Wash vegetables, sauté shallot in olive oil, add vegetables to

Cook until tender
Add cashews, tomato products, garlic, bouillon cube in a blender
then add the sauce to a pot
Cook pasta and add to sauce. Reserve 1cup of pasta water to thin
sauce if necessary

Add vegetables and enjoy

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!!- Kale Confetti Salad

Celebrate 2012 with a raw kale salad.

The salad in this picture is served with a sesame noodle salad.


1 bunch Lacinto kale chiffonade
1 cup shredded carrots
2 cups shredded red cabbage
1/4 cup red onion sliced
1/4 cup hemp seeds
1/2 cup Seasoned rice wine vinegar
1/4 cup hemp seeds
1/4 cup olive oil
3 tablespoons nutritional yeast
fresh ginger, sea salt to taste

-mix all  ingredients and enjoy