Category Archives: Veganomicon

Spinach Spaghetti with Basil-Cilantro Pesto and Artichokes!

Hello VegCooks!

How was your week? I had more time to cook this weekend, than I did the week before. Yay!

My favorite dish of the week was the Spinach Spaghetti with Basil-Cilantro Pesto and Artichokes (pictured above).  This took awhile to make, but was totally worth it.  The sweetness of the spaghetti and pesto combined with the salty tang of the artichokes was super yum.

I served the pasta with a green salad, and the Corn & Edamame-Sesame Salad, which was super quick to make, and tasty.

Even though it’s pretty hot here, I decided to make the French Lentil  Soup with Tarragon and Thyme on Sunday night, so that we’d have leftovers to start the week with. I used smoked paprika, which made it extra delish, and served it with rice, which the hubs and I both added to our soup bowls.

Finally, during the busy workweek, I made a batch of the Marinara Sauce while the hubs sauteed up some onions, peppers, broccoli and Trader Joe’s Meatless Meatballs to put over the penne.  The sauce was a little tart.  Maybe I didn’t cook it long enough, or maybe I’m just used to store-bought sauce, that probably has sugar in it!

What did you VegCook this week?

I’ll be putting up the poll for us to vote for our June VegCookbook soon. Let me know if you have any suggestions.

Broc Mac Daddy + How Do You Find Time to Cook?

Hello VegCooks!

Last week was soooooooo busy.  It was a real struggle to find time to cook.

What are your tips for how to find time to cook during the work week?

I only made one recipe from this month’s VegCookbook, Veganomicon, the Broc Mac Daddy (a vegan version of mac n’ cheese).

I was a little worried at first because it uses so much nutritional yeast, which I like, but I wasn’t sure if I would like it *that* much.

At first, we both said, “It’s OK,” but the more we ate, the more we liked it. As the hubs put it, “It’s growing on me.” We ate it for two nights, and will probably have it again tonight! It makes a ton.

What did you VegCook this week?

Full disclosure: The link to Veganomicon is linked to my Amazon Associates Account. If you buy something after you click on it, I will  receive a small percentage of the sale, which I’ll probably use to buy more books!

Penne Vodka + Chickpea Patties with Mustard Sauce from Veganomicon

Hello VegCooks!

What did you make this week from our May VegCookbook, Veganomicon? I tried out a couple recipes this week.

Penne Vodka
Yummy, creamy and easy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chickpea Patties with Mustard Sauce
Sooooo . . . the mustard sauce was awesome, and the flavor of the chickpea patties was good, but they were very, very chewy. Like, unable to cut them with a fork chewy.

This was my first time cooking with vital wheat gluten, which I’m guessing is what made them chewy. Do you have any tips for how to cook with wheat gluten? I feel like there are some technique tips I need to know.

Thanks!

Full disclosure: The link to Veganomicon is attached to my Amazon Associates account. If you make a purchase after you click on it, I receive a small percentage of the sale.

Our May VegCookbook: Veganomicon

The May VegCookbook Club poll results are in! We’ll be cooking together from Veganomicon: The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook by Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero.

You can learn more about Isa on her website theppk.com, and follow her on Twitter at @isachandra. If you’ve been cooking with us for awhile, you’ll recognize her as the author of our January pick, Appetite for Reduction. You can learn more about Terry Hope Romero  on her website, veganlatina.com and follow her on Twitter at @terryhope.

Veganomicon is available on Amazon and Powells. Don’t forget to check with your local bookstore and library too.

Full disclosure: The links to Veganomicon and Appetite for Reduction are attached to my Amazon Associates account. If you make a purchase after you click on it, I receive a small percentage of the sale.