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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Mexi-Curry

This dish combines smoky Mexican chipotles and Indian spices. Both cuisines are hot and spicy. I think they meld rather brilliantly.

This recipe has a lot of ingredients, but they all go into one pot and just simmer for a while. It's actually pretty easy to make, yet delivers on heaps of flavor.

It's animal free. Plant-based. Vegan. .

Ingredients
1 13 oz can coconut milk
1/2 small can chipotles and sauce
1 can garbanzos, drained and rinsed
1 can red beans, drained and rinsed
6 cloves garlic, smashed and minced
1/4 red onion, diced
2 poblano peppers, diced
1 jalapeno, minced
1 serrano, minced
1 long hot pepper, sliced into rings
1 tbl spicy brown mustard
1/4 cup nutritional yeast
1 tbl sriracha
1 tbl white balsamic or white vinegar
3 tbls olive oil
1/3 cup water
1 tbl turmeric
1 tbl paprika
2 tsps celery seed
2 tsps aleppo pepper flakes or crushed pepper flakes
2 tsps caraway seed
3 tsps salt
2 tsps black pepper
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp cayenne powder
2 tea bags, black tea or earl grey

Add everything to a large pot, except the beans and tea.. Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer. Add beans and tea. Continue to simmer. After 10 minutes remove tea bags and discard. Simmer for 10 more minutes.