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.

2 responses to “Spinach Spaghetti with Basil-Cilantro Pesto and Artichokes!

  1. I really like this cookbook. Since the month began I prepared the parsnip and beet salad in pineapple vinaigrette, the quinoa salad with black bean and mango, the Chile Cornmeal-Crusted Tofu and the Curried Tofu. I kind of went on a tofu kick. A friend from Spain turned me on to smoked paprika. I use it often. It’s a secret ingredient for a “je ne sais quoi” taste.

    • Hi Boomerwiz,

      You’ve made three of my favorite recipes from Veganomicon! I’ve made the quinoa salad for lots of potlucks and BBQs. I only made the Chile Cornmeal-Crusted Tofu once, but it was soooo good, and I liked the Beet Salad too. I’ve never made the Curried Tofu. Was it good? Thanks for reminding me about these recipes!

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