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. 


Meat is Murder

On my walk today I came across a young cow. I don't live in a location where one would encounter many cows. There are a bunch of horse ranches in the next town north. There are some goats. Some donkeys. Some bulls. Some alpaca.

Even though I live in a fairly populous city, it is surrounded by rural areas.

I've come across a variety of domesticated animals. Several steer that I know became someone's dinner.

Plenty of horses.

But cows are extremely rare. I've never encountered a cow before this close to home. This close up.

My first thought? I hope it does't become someone's dinner.

It had no interest in me. All it cared about was noshing on as much grass as it could.

It's a big, dumb animal. Still, it's just an animal. Like a dog or a cat. It deserves our mercy.

We don't need to eat animals. We don't need to exploit them. We have so many alternative methods for creating nutritious food.

The irony being, a cow would never eat us. Yet our pets...dogs and cats would feast on our flesh if we were dead and they were hungry.

Growing animals exclusively to become food is inhumane at the heart of it.

We no longer need to cultivate animals for food. We can get all the nutrition we need through plants and supplements.

Continuing to eat them simply because they taste good is sociopathic.