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. 


Broiled Caramelized Vegetable Medley with Rosemary

A post or two ago I detailed how caramelized shallots and mushrooms are the flavor bomb you need to add to your repertoire.

This is a similar idea. Broiled cauliflower, potatoes. mushrooms and red onion.

You haven't really eaten cauliflower until you've eaten it caramelized. It transforms into a completely different taste experience. It becomes nutty, earthy, sweet and a little bit meaty.

In a large bowl coat the potatoes and cauliflower in olive oil, rosemary, salt and black pepper.

Turn onto a large baking sheet lubed with cooking spray.

You can use the same bowl to toss your mushrooms, onions and garlic in oil, salt and black pepper.

Turn them onto a separate, equally lubed, baking sheet.

Broil the potatoes and cauliflower on high until nicely browned. Broil on the second rack from the top of the oven. Check after 15 minutes. Turn the pieces and the pan to get even browning.

Broil the mushroom mixture the same way. Keep a close eye on it. Everything will brown pretty quickly.

Add both mixtures back to the original bowl. Stir to combine.