Rosemary Garlic Bread, Cacio e Pepe + Penne All’Arrabbiata

Sorry for the late round-up this week. I’ve been busy spreading the word about my upcoming Juicy Blogging E-Course.

Last week I made three things from our August VegCookbook, Betty Goes Vegan.

1. Rosemary Garlic Bread

This was super yummy. I made a little boo boo and didn’t crush the rosemary like the recipe said to, but it was still good.

Rosemary Garlic Bread

2. Cacio e Pepe

This was fine. I’m not a huge vegan cheese fan, so that was a big part of it. Also, the little store I bought groceries at this weekend didn’t carry fettucine, so I used whole wheat spaghetti, which came out rather sticky, and they didn’t have oregano leaves, so I used thyme. So, basically, I didn’t make the recipe!  I bet it’s tasty if you make it according to the directions. I really liked all the black pepper in it (Cacio e Pepe means cheese and pepper).

Cacio e Pepe

3. Penne All’Arrabbiata

This was another case of my not following the directions. I was afraid to add the 2-4 red chili peppers, so I just sprinkled in some crushed red pepper, which didn’t give it the bold flavor that chili peppers would. I also was trying to do too many things at once, and overcooked the penne.

I didn’t have the best vegcooking week last week : (

This week’s motto: Follow the directions!

Penne All'Arrabbiata

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What did you VegCook last week?

4 responses to “Rosemary Garlic Bread, Cacio e Pepe + Penne All’Arrabbiata

  1. It still looks delicious! Don’t you hate it when you realize you added too much of something or forgot an ingredient. 🙂

    • Hi Kelley ~ Isn’t that the worst? Or when you are making some sauce and wonder, “Did I add the salt? If I didn’t, this isn’t going to taste very good, but if I did, and add more, it’s also not going to taste very good.”

      When I took Home Ec in middle school, they taught us to take out all of our ingredients, and then put them back as we use them, so that you know they were added. I still do that, but I still end up staring into bowls of batter and wondering, “Did I add the baking powder?”

  2. The library finally has the book for me! Picking it up today.

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