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.

1 can Great Northern Beans
1/2 block silken …

Vegan Ramen Noodles

Top Ramen Noodle brand oriental flavor is vegan. It contains no animal products. The flavor packet is basically powdered soy sauce. The noodles are fried flour and water.

But good ramen needs some accompaniments.

1 packet oriental ramen
1/3 cup frozen green peas
1/3 cup frozen bell peppers

In your serving bowl pour your peas and peppers. Set aside.

Fill a small sauce pan half way with water. Break ramen noodle brick into quarters. Heat pan on medium high. Add ramen noodles and the flavor packet. Stir to combine. Bring to a boil. Once it has come to a boil, lower heat to medium and simmer for 3-4 minutes or until noodles are soft and have darkened slightly.

When ramen is done use a sieve to strain of water and return noodles to hot pan. Alternatively you can use a fork to hold the noodles in while you pour off the liquid.

Return pot to original burner on stove. Add peas and peppers. Stir to combine. Cover pan. Set burner to low and heat 2-4 minutes more (stirring once or twice) or until biggest vegetable tasted is warmed through and crispy.

A quick, easy and healthy vegan meal.