The last of my Base Sauce previously used in my Tofu Florentine,
…was utilized wonderfully, in a deliciously Ⓥegan Blush Pasta.
Earth Balance ‘butter’, Flour, Sea Salt, Pepper (the Ⓥegan Roux) was slightly panfried before adding Garlic Powder, Almond Milk, a bit o’ water, a Veggie Bouillon cube (more of a rectangle), Carrot, Celery, Onion and (real) Garlic. After simmering for hours, a huge amount of Parsley was added:)
A pot of diced Tomatoes, Tomato Paste and dry Basil was simmered in a pot separate from the Base Sauce. The Base Sauce was added to the other and cooked down with Hot Sauce, Sugar, sliced Tofurky ‘sausages’ and a Bay Leaf.
Rigatoni Pasta was cooked slightly under al dente and strained, not rinsed, to be added to the Blushness with Daiya and Spinach after the Bay Leaf was found in the pot – not in the mouth:)
Happy Sunday Funday
A Ⓥegan Roux kicked off a badass base sauce for a few different, yet, similar ideas.
Earth Balance ‘butter’, Flour, Sea Salt, Pepper was slightly panfried before adding Garlic Powder, Almond Milk, a bit o’ water, a Veggie Bouillon cube (more of a rectangle), Carrot, Celery, Onion and (real) Garlic. After simmering for hours, a huge amount of Parsley was added:)
Bow Tie Noodles were cooked not to al dente to be finished in the Florentine Sauce with cubed (not squared) TOFU.
Sun Dried Tomato seasoning and a portion of the base sauce continued being split into another warming pot. The Pasta was added with Spinach and Daiya ‘cheese’.
A Craft Beer or three was enjoyed during this process:)
With ease, a simple and quick Salad was developed. After the Chickpeas are cooked of course, a matter of putting things together was only needed.
Olive Oil, Balsamic Vinegar, Garlic, Sea Salt, Peppe & Chipotle Powder mixed/stirred/shooken was created.
Tri-color Rotini was cooked and mixed with the Chickpeas, Green Pepper, Onion, Radish, White Onion and VEGAN Parmesan. Just a quick reason to post a few pictures:)
Trying to think outside of the bun, yet, stay inside of the bun, a sandless wich was constructed.
Corn Tortillas, a Pretzel Bun, Daiya, Cilantro, Black Beans and Jalapeño brought this deliciously textured (animal-free) beast to life.
To make this piece of art look and taste even better, Romain Lettuce, Tomato and Onion were placed between the Bun//Tortilla greatness. Served with steakless Fries and thrown into a basket, minimal dishes only had to be done. Stay safe!
Hummus as the condiment:)
Simple and fairly quick, these Potatoes do not mess around. Heartier than your normal steak Fries, these are steakless Fries and Ⓥeganful Fries.
Quality Russet Potatoes were quartered into large wedges. Large enough wedges to basically be an entree dish.
The wedges were tossed in light Olive Oil, Sea Salt and Pepper, thrown on parchment paper (peels down) and roasted for around 20 minutes at 405.
The wedges were tonged back into the mixing bowl and lightly seasoned with Garlic Powder, a pouch of Daiya ‘cheese’ and a pouch of Daiya ‘bacon’ from the ghost of Ⓥegan past. The hot Potatoes were not as easy to toss as dreamt. Almond milk was added to ease that process to my liking.
These amazingly dressed Potatoes were roasted at 455 for additional 20 ish minutes. A craft Beer and a Hard Seltzer was had:)
Garnished with Scallions. Inspired by the amazing Sonoran Desert, I drew my niece a Bday card:)