Vegan Aioli

I was looking for something creamy to use as a spread and a sauce. I also wanted to incorporate extra protein and potassium.

I've learned that kidney beans have a lot of potassium, but I didn't have any kidney beans. I did have great northern beans. They don't have quite as much, but they do still boast a fair amount. White beans in general are a pretty good source of it.

This is a spicy puree that's got a creamy texture and a lot of flavor. You can use it as a dip, a spread, a sauce. It can add richness and flavor to almost anything.

It's simple to make. You just puree all the ingredients in your food process and then let it rest for a few hours in the fridge. When you're not cooking with heat resting in the fridge is pretty important. It helps the flavors coalesce. So when tasting (tasting as you go is a must) you need to keep in mind that everything will gain some intensity during that resting period.


Ingredients
1 can Great Northern Beans
1/2 block silken …

Best Pasta

For the best tasting pasta you need to cook it in the sauce. You know how much better pasta tastes after having sat in its sauce in the fridge a while? This method will achieve that without the wait.

Ingredients

1/2 box pasta
1/2 jar your favorite pasta sauce
3-5 cloves garlic finely minced
3 cloves garlic peeled, uncut
1/2 a medium onion diced
1-2 any color bell peppers diced
salt pepper rosemary and oregano


Cook pasta according to package. Use a non-stick pot and add a few shakes of salt to boiling water before you add the pasta. Add uncut garlic cloves to pasta water.

When pasta is done drain and rinse.

Return hot pasta pot to hot burner and add peppers. Cook peppers for a few minutes then add onions. Cook onions for a few minutes then add minced garlic.

Cook garlic for two minutes then add your jarred pasta sauce. Stir to combine everything and cook a few minutes more.

Add your pasta and stir to coat. Cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring often and then add spices. Cook a minute more before serving.

Instead of waiting, it tastes good right away.

Sprinkle with grated Parmesan if desired. Lots of veggies make it a healthy meal. Add any veggies you love. Cook veggies in order of thickness.

Add different kinds of frozen veggies. Thaw in microwave before adding to pan.