Saturday, November 15, 2008

Looking Forward to Leftovers

What We Had For Dinner Last Night

I have had this recipe for Rotini Alfako by the fabulous VeganYumYum for what seems like forever, let's see, posted Dec. 11th 2006- not sure if I got it then or shortly thereafter, but anyway, SERIOUSLY it's been a long time coming. I know I've pulled it out to make and then put it back without having made it. Finally I mentally designated one of our cans of coconut milk for this and this week it finally got made! I am so glad I finally did!!! People, this is good! A quick, rich pasta sauce? Sign me up! I can guarantee that we'll be having this again.

I made it just as written, except I used soy sauce instead of tamari, used ground pepper instead of fresh cracked (I'm so unfancy), and 1 T cornstarch.
Oh, and I also blended everything together instead of just stirring it together in the sauce pan- I'm crazy like that.

Boiled up my spaghetti, tossed in some frozen peas (right into the spaghetti pot! with the spaghetti!), drained it all and slathered with the sauce! Boom! So good!

This makes a fair amount of sauce, I used it over a whole 16 oz box of spaghetti. So it makes a lot, but I'm really looking forward to leftovers!

No reading. Hope you have a great weekend.


For the Love of Guava said...

mm... I have some leftover coconut milk from curry and I've had a hankering for mac and cheese... this recipe looks like the perfect base! YUM! I'd be looking forward to those recipes too!

Joanna said...

that pasta looks so darn good. veganyumyum has a thing for comin up with amazing pasta recipes. i loved her tomato basil cream sauce. if you haven't tried it yet, you must!!

For the Love of Guava said...

mm... guess what I'm having for din din??? I'll give you two guesses... it has coconut milk and rhymes with crack and meese... :)

elizabeth said...

Hey FTLOG- hope your mac and cheeze turned out!

Thanks Joanna- so many of those veganyum yum recipes are successes and I'd not hesitate to try the tomato basil cream sauce (esp. when I had fresh basil from the CSA), but the husband is a tomato hatah, so I've skipped it so far. Boo.