Wild Mushroom Pasta

I'm a big fan of Good Eats and Alton Brown. I've learned a lot from him. So when he suggested that dried exotic mushrooms were an umani flavor bomb I took to amazon to procure some. 

When you only cook with and eat plants, sources of deep and real flavor are important. 

His advice was spot on. I got a dried exotic mushroom mix and used it in my pressure cooker to create a sauce/broth for pasta and even though I forgot to add olive oil, it still had tons of flavor. 
After the pressure cook was finished I added the oil I forgot and cooked it off for a  few minutes. I then stirred it into my precooked pasta. Let it rest 5 minutes to tighten up. It was a perfect sauce to enrobe my pasta. . 

Dried exotic mushrooms are not cheap. But if you don't eat/cook with animal products, they feel like a bargain. There's so much flavor to be had. It's worth it and then some. 

Ingredients
1/2 box pasta, cooked to al dente

2 ounces dried fancy mushroom mix, big pieces broken or diced
1 pint …

The Mysterious Case of the Missing B12

I learned something shocking recently. When I went vegan almond milk became a big part of my diet. I particularly loved Silk brand above the others because it was fortified with B12. And all non-meat eaters are quite aware of the fact that this is the one essential vitamin which cannot be obtained from non-meat sources other than supplements.

You need to either take a vitamin, use nurtional yeasts or get it from fortified foods. So Silk including it in their milk was convenient and appreciated.

Then I started having all these unusual cravings for chicken and beef which I didn't understand. Cause if I do get cravings it's usually for ice cream or muffins. But here I was dying to put some chicken in my mouth. And quite ashamed of it.

I didn't know it then, but I later discovered the problem. Turns out Silk stopped adding B12 to their non-dairy milk line-up. So I was drinking the milk thinking I was getting the 12 and in reality I was not. I could've compensated with nutri-yeast had I known. I just didn't.

Companies love to brag when they make some minor product improvement. But helll if they mention the fact that they shrunk the package size or removed a previously included feature. Not cool Silk. Not cool ast all.