Thursday, February 19, 2009

Sorely Needed Green.

Good evening!
Here we have an repeat. You know, I think I got that recipe from Fairly Odd Tofu Mom, actually. I changed it up a little...

1/2 C raw cashews
1 clove garlic
2 T nutritional yeast
1 T cornstarch
1 t garlic granules
1 generous t salt
1 1/2 C water

1 can peas/1 C frozen peas
1/2 box pasta (8 oz)

Get your water on to boil.
Blend sauce ingredients.
Pour sauce into a large pot and bring to a simmer.
When the water is boiling, throw in a fair amount of salt and your pasta.
When the pasta's almost done, toss in your (if using frozen) peas.
Pour pasta and peas into large pot, coat in sauce and serve. Voila!

Here is one of my favorite soups, French Lentil Soup. Oooh, la la! I've skipped the tomatoes in the past due to a tomato hatah in the house, but this time I used 1/4 C tomato paste and upped the paprika to 1 T and no complaints.

Okay, and that bread there? Check this out, it is the same as Grandma's Cornbread Made Vegan, except I used Cream of Wheat!!! Can you stand it? It was a little too sweet for my tastes to go with this soup, so next time I'd probably leave out the sugar or at least reduce it to 1 or 2 T, but it was very good, do not scoff at Cream of Wheat Bread. Yeeeeaaah, baby!

Oh, and last but not least, here's to you, Mr. Subjunctive!

Many moons ago, I mentioned that I had finally found and purchased a ZZ plant, and linked to this post about ZZ plants. Well, Mr. Subjunctive was kind enough to quell my concerns re: the use of leaf polish spray in his comment on my post and I thought I'd give an update on the dear thing... convoluted enough for ya? Suffice it to say, my ZZ is doing well, even adding a little sorely needed springy green to this looooong Minnesota winter! I love it! Did I mention that he is working on a post about which plants are not okay for housepets? V. cool.

The end.