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. 


India Meets the Southwest Chick Peas in Gravy

Ends and skin from one large red onion
1/4 cup red onion, diced
1/2 cup vodka
1 tbl olive oil
2 cups water
1 tsp salt

1 poblano pepper, diced
1/4 cup carrots, diced
3 quarter inch thick slices from a large sweet onion
1 jalapeno pepper, sliced into rounds
1/2 a serrano pepper, sliced into rounds
5 cloves garlic, smashed
2 chipotles and 2 tsps of the adobo sauce
1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves
1/2 cup beer

2 green tea bags
2 tsps cumin
2 tsps turmeric
2 tsps paprika
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
2 bay leaves
3 pieces allspice

1 can chick peas, thoroughly rinsed
3 tbls cold butter

In a large sauce pot, uncovered, bring the first set of ingredients to a boil and then simmer over medium heat for 10 minutes.

Discard onion skins and ends. Add the second set of ingredients to the pot. Simmer 5 more minutes. Add the third set. Continue simmering over medium heat 5 more minutes. Remove tea bags. Add garbanzoes. Continue simmering until sauce is reduced by half.

Turn off heat. Remove bay leaves. Add butter. Stir to combine. Let sit 3 more minutes before serving.