Sunday, August 26, 2012
The recipe can be found here. I will enjoy snacking on thin mints tomorrow while the storm rages on. To all of my fellow Floridians, stay safe and dry!
Coming soon are recipes for homemade, vegan ranch dressing and homemade onion rolls!
Sunday, August 12, 2012
This vegan version tasted exactly as I remembered it, if not better. Because there is almost no fat yet it was still filling and cheesy and warm and wonderful. I brought back a bag of pici from Italy, but you can use any long noodle. Spaghetti or fettuccine would work well.
Pici Pasta with Peppery Cashew Cream:
- 1 1/2 cups raw cashews, soaked overnight
- 2 cups water
- Long pasta of your choice
- 3-4 cloves of garlic, minced
- Olive oil
- 1/4 cup white wine
- 3/4-1 cup nutritional yeast
- 1-1 1/2 tablespoons black pepper
- Salt, to taste
- Parsley, minced for garnish
While pasta is cooking, in another pot or saute pan saute garlic in olive oil until fragrant. De-glaze with white wine. Stir in cashew cream, bring to a simmer. Stir in nutritional yeast. Add pepper, starting with two teaspoons, adding more to suit your palate.
Once pasta is done, drain in a colander, then return to the pot. Pour on sauce. Serve immediately, garnish with fresh parsley.
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
This first picture is a Tuscan soup called ribollita. My mom and I each had a bowl for lunch in Radda. We knew we were going to have another ridiculously long dinner but since it was going to be for 6+ hours, we also knew we needed to eat lunch. This soup was perfect. It was light, fairly veggie heavy, and a delicious lunch.
And yes, as it turns out, we did have our final, hours long dinner that night. It started with some anti-pasti, and then two types of pasta for the second course, both served family style. The first was tagliatelle with a mushroom sauce.
I can't say enough wonderful things about this trip. Beyond the food (which was obviously fantastic) our tour group was great, all the guides were wonderful, and every person we met was a pleasure. If you're ever looking for a small group tour in Europe that lets you sleep in and provides you with amazing food and drink, check out Tuscany Tours. Tell them I sent you. Ciao!