Cheezy Garlic Shells Pasta Florentine Vegan Recipe

It's a little spicy. It's a lot garlicky. It's a little cheezy. It's totally delicious. 

Very easy to make. One pot does it all. 

1/2 box small shells pasta
1 shallot, thinly sliced
5 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 inch ginger, minced
1 jalapeno, minced
2 tbls nutritional yeast
2 tbls olive oil
1/2 an 8 ounce bag of spinach
1 tsp crushed pepper flakes
1 tsp dry basil
2 tsps black pepper
1 tbl salt
Cook the pasta in water seasoned with the 1 tbl salt. 

I use Alton Brown's cold water pasta method. Add pasta to medium large pot. Cover with water an inch over the pasta. Add salt. Bring to  boil and then simmer until al dente. 

When pasta is al dente, remove it from the water into a heat safe storage container. Retain approximately 2/3 cup of the pasta water in the pot and discard the rest. 

Return pot with pasta water to stove. Medium high heat. Add olive oil, garlic, shallot, jalapeno, ginger, yeast, crushed pepper flakes, basil, spinach and black pepper. 

Simmer uncovered for 7 minutes. 

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Ruby Tuesday Veggie Burger

So I heard that Ruby Tuesday had a new veggie burger on their menu. Of course I was interested to sample it. In the past I have not been a fan of their food. Though their salad bar is awesome.

It was two veggie patties on a pretzel bun. Topped with pepper jack cheese, spicy chipotle mayo and fried jalapenos. Good stuff. Very good. I would've preferred just plain jalapeno rings over the fried variety. But the spicy mayo was really tasty. And the pretzel bun was good as well. I did not need two patties. I took one off and brought it home to eat the next day.

All in all, a stellar effort. Good texture on the patty and great toppings that really made it tasty to eat. Would recommend it for sure.

Bonus, if you get the salad bar, you have all those other toppings to add yo your veggie burger.

Support the new Ruby Tuesday veggie burger. It deserves a permanent place on their menu.