Deconstructed Pasta Florentine Recipe Vegan

Garlic pasta and a creamy spinach puree create a vegan italian epicurean delight. Spinach Puree Recipe
1/2 bag spinach
1/2 box silken tofu
3 cloves garlic
2 tbls olive oil
1 jalapeno
1 serrano
2 tsps salt
1/2 tsp black pepper

Steam the spinach in a covered pot with 1/4 water in the bottom.  

Cook for about 5 minutes or until dark green and wilted down. 

Puree all ingredients  in food processor until smooth. Let rest in the fridge to thicken. 

Garlic pasta recipe
1/2 box fettuccine, cooked al dente in heavily salted water
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tsps italian seasoning
1 tsp crushed pepper flakes
5 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup frozen peas

Cook pasta and use tongs to remove from the water. Set aside in a medium sized heat safe bowl. Keep the pasta water in the pot. Drain off some until you're left with about 2/3 cup. 

Add remaining ingredients, except peas. Simmer for 3 minutes until fragrant. 

Pour hot oil/water/spice mixture over cooked pasta. Stir to coat. 

Stir in peas. 

Let rest 2 minutes. 


Vegan Sloppy Joe Sandwiches

vegan sloppy joe sandwich This recipe isn't a true sloppy joe. It doesn't use manwich. Which is vegan. I just wanted something easier and less expensive than buying manwich and buying fake ground beef. The answer - Hormel Vegetarian Chili. Which is vegan as well. And already packed with beans, vegetable protein and spicy tomato goodness.

I made some rice first and then added the chili to the rice. I also added some fresh diced onion and minced garlic.

Add warm concoction to a sandwich roll and top with kosher pickle slices and vegan cheese if you have some. Cheddar or american flavor work best. Alternatively you can sprinkle with nutritional yeast and/or hot sauce.

This sandwich tastes great hot or cold. Is easy to make. Convenient. Inexpensive. And very filling.

There's something very satisfying about eating a sandwich. Just because you don't eat meat, doesn't mean you shouldn't still enjoy the simple pleasure of a hearty and delicious sandwich.

Try this one out. I guarantee you'll love it.