Happy Pi Day! This year I had a hard time deciding between a sweet pie and a savory pie. Ugh those decisions are always so tough :-p Originally I was going to do a savory pie for dinner and a sweet pie for dessert. I could bring the dessert pie into lab for pi day, but then I realized most of my group members would be at the ACS conference in San Diego so I settled on just one savory pie instead. Pot Pie! Continue reading
About 12 years years ago we had a vegan visitor come stay at our house and my mom and I scoured the internet looking for a nice meal to make her. We finally settled on a roasted red pepper pasta and it turned out so great I can still remember the taste. Since then I’ve searched and searched for the recipe but have not been able to find it. This recipe is my recreation of that awesome roasted red pepper pasta. We’ve made it a couple times and each time I realize something else that’s great about this dish. One thing is that it makes quite a bit of roasted red pepper sauce. I usually use half for the meal the night I make it and then vacuum seal and freeze the other half. This is great to have in the freezer so that when we get home super late and no one wants to cook we just heat up the sauce in a pan, cook a pot of pasta and have a homemade meal.
Another great thing about this recipe is how versatile this is. You can do so much with a bowl of pasta. We’ve topped it with roasted cauliflower once and tofu another time. You can top it with any protein (the cashew sauce already contains some protein) or mix it with some veggies. Continue reading
For Thanksgiving this year my family flew out to Los Angeles, we rented an RV and drove up the coast of California to San Francisco. There were a few people with dietary restrictions so I made these butternut squash stuffed shells as a backup. Eric and I whipped these up a few weeks ago and loved them and they were a great thing to have in the fridge to pop in the microwave. Continue reading
I love hash. There was a period of a couple months when Eric and I ate hash every Saturday morning! I’ve never had hash for dinner, though, and thought this weeks vegan night would be a great opportunity. Hash can be SO easy if you have left over potatoes from dinner the previous night (which we did). Just sauté some veggies with the potatoes and boom! Hash!
I had some left over 10-spice seasoning that I used to make this veggie soup from Oh She Glows and decided to use it to season my tofu. P.S. if you haven’t tried any of Angela’s recipe you’re missing out! This soup was awesome and we even froze half of it for a future meal. The full recipe for my mushroom leek hash is below 🙂 Continue reading