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. 


False Advertising

This whole cage free bullshit really pissed me off. Yet another way to dupe the consumer. And people really buy into it. They think they're doing something good. They pay extra for the extras believing they are being kind. And the evil corporations laugh and continue thinking up new ways to make their vicious cruelty sound palatable.

Cage free indicates only that chickens are not stored in tiny singular cages. Instead they are housed in large, dark, communal cages full of many other chickens. Where they wade through each other's shit and peck at each other and generally enjoy a life devoid of sunshine and happiness.

Don't even get me started on 'free range'. Access to the outdoors. If their disproportionately skinny little legs can carry their hormonally over sized bodies to the exit through a sea of other deformed chickens. And if they manage to get there, it's just some barren dirt. And they have exactly 15 minutes per day chance to reach this false sanctuary.

What really baffles me is why these obvious marketing ploys even work. 98% of people have no problem eating tortured pigs, cows, lambs, calves, chickens, turkeys, etc. So why is it they require that they are turned on by ersatz humane eggs?

I'd love to know the logic behind guiltlessly eating tortured animal meat and yet opting to purchase cage free eggs?

Such is the collective delusion of all humanity.