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. 

Enjoy!

Microwave Potatoes

These new potatoes arrived at the market recently. They come in classic russet and sweet too. They are individually wrapped in a plastic cover. The label proclaims you can microwve them in the plastic and offers simple microwaving instructions. They cost more than your traditional loose potatoes.

Now I'm not a fan of microwaving food to begin with, but this is just crazy. The most egregious gimmick so far of the food industry trying to bilk the consumer out of more of their hard earned money.

You have always been able to microwave potatoes. I personally recommend against it. But it can easily be done without any special packaging. You simply wash the potatoes are you normally wood and pierce each one a few times with a fork. Then cook in the microwave on high for roughly 5-10 minutes depending on the size of the potatoes and the quantity. There are no special tools required.

There's no need to spend extra for a potato shrink wrapped in "special" plastic. Just buy the regular kind.

The ideal way to cook any potato is either in the oven or on the grill. But if you must resort to using the microwave save yourself some money. Don't fall for that plastic wrapped potato trick. All potatoes are microwavable. Just poke and nuke.

The food industry is sneaky, evil and greedy. They'll take any opportunity to charge you more for the same item. Don't become one of their many victims.