Posts Tagged ‘pasta’

Leftovers

March 16, 2009

I’d been accumulating too many leftovers, so it was time to use them all up.

Leftovers

Starting with the leftover pasta from the other night, I sauteed up some fresh kale, added a diced tomato, lima beans and the last of the pan-grilled vegetables. Simple, yet effective in that I had no more leftovers in the cooler.

I’m still loving my freshly-baked bread every night. I’ve lent my book to a few people at work, so I’m working off the same two recipes right now (traditional boule and the focaccia), but that’s just fine with me.

Whole Wheat Rolls

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Pasta, a vegan staple

March 11, 2009

Pasta (Before)

Where would I be without pasta? Hungry or not vegan – both being likely. I loved it before I went vegan, but after? It was a different type of affinity. That and Peanut Butter and Jelly (let’s just say I made a cake). But that’s a post for another day.

Where it really took off was when I began to make my own sauce. I just have a hard time tasting all that citric acid that comes along with the store bought stuff – and making my own is just too easy. But that’s a post for another day.

I’ve gotten pretty particular about what I’m eating (a little too particular, some might say) and have been trying to avoid Bisphenol A whenever possible. So when I learned that most cans (including a certain prominent organic tomato company)with Polycarbonate (and thus BPA), I knew I had to find another solution. After searching high and low for a BPA canned (or jarred) tomato (organic or not), I gave up and decided to do it from fresh tomatoes and this pasta was from the first batch of fresh (non-organic) tomatoes. How’d it turn out? Let’s just say I should have made this transition a long time ago.

Dinner was pretty straight forward:

Whole Wheat Bread (I made two loaves to see how it would be on the second day – I’m tired of waiting an hour and a half, but I love fresh bread too much)
Whole Wheat Bread
Salad (Organic Baby Romaine, Golden Raisins, Fried Onions, Cucumber, Tomato, Artichoke Hearts and Marinated Gigantes [if you ever see these on a menu, or in my case a Publix: buy them] and Italian Dressing [I need to start making my own dressing again…])
Salad
Whole Wheat Penne Pasta with Fresh Tomato Sauce and Parma!
Pasta (During)