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!

No Veggie Burger at Ruby Tuesday Anymore

Last time I was at Ruby Tuesday, which was only a few weeks ago, I was told the veggie burgers were off the menu. Gone. I was in shock. How do you go from two awesome meatless patties to none at all. That's simply not logical. Especially when all your competitors are offering meatless burgers.

It was a sad day for me personally. The Ruby Tuesday veggie burger was my favorite. I craved it. It had the perfect balance of flavor and texture. It was not to dry, not too wet. It had it all.

And then like a dream, it was gone.

That's what I get for trusting a chain restaurant. Betrayal.

Ruby Tuesday may or may not care, but I'll not likely return. There's no reason to do so. Their mediocre selection of regular food is no temptation. And their salad bar lost its shiny new appeal many months ago.

What's most inexplicable to me is that change took place right after a brand new Red Robin moved in practically next door. Their menu features a veggie burger that can be customized. I've had it once. I was not impressed, but at least they gave me the option.

I can't even begin to understand the thinking that removes the veggie burger from the menu in this day and age.

Count me as one more alienated patron.