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Creamy Avocado Pasta

14 Nov

If you hadn’t guessed by the name of my blog, I’m a pretty big fan of avocados.

I try to keep 2-3 around at all times, because I never know when an avocado craving is going to hit me. And when it does hit, I like to be prepared. There’s nothing more disappointing than craving a creamy avocado, going to the grocery store and finding nothing but rock hard, days-from-being-ripe avocados.

Prior to going vegan, I LOVED alfredo sauce. It’s something I’ve tried to replicate with vegan ingredients, but so far my success rate is pretty low. Feel free to leave me links below if you have a good alfredo recipe! This recipe mimics the creaminess of alfredo, but with much less saturated fat (if you pay attention to those kinds of things.)

One note: This sauce does not keep well. Serve it immediately, otherwise you’ll end up with a brown, albeit tasty, mess.

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Gnocchi in Ratatouille Sauce

8 Nov

A few months ago, we wandered into a dark, artsy bar in New Orleans. We meant to go across the street for a tofu po’ boy, but the music coming from the place drew me in. We sat at a high top table for two and perused the menu for something we could eat. There was an interesting gnocchi dish with a ratatouille sauce topped with feta. After we ate the entire appetizer-sized portion, I realized the gnocchi was probably housemade with eggs, so I decided eventually I would make it at home for assured veganness.

After searching on the internet, I discovered the name of the place was The Three Muses. Their menu seems to change regularly, so the dish we had is no longer on the menu, but I think I did a good job recreating it. Feel free to top with feta, if that’s your thing.

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Roasted Tomato and Basil Marinara

31 Oct

About 4 months ago, Ken and I spent 10 days in New Orleans for a vacation/work conference. After the first few days of exploring antique shops and restaurants in the French Quarter and the Warehouse District, I relaxed in our hotel and watched about 8 1/2 consecutive hours of Food network.

Between meeting Ken for lunch and going out for dinner, I watched an old Ina Garten episode that featured a vodka sauce recipe. I wanted to try it as soon as we got home. The original recipe called for cream, which I substituted with Tofutti sour cream. However, if you have a cashew cream or even some leftover pine nut cream from my previous post it would be even better. I’ve also made it without the cream entirely and it’s still extremely delicious.

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