Tuesday, September 22, 2015

VeganMoFo 2015 #22: Asparagus in the spring.



22. Make a dish using all seasonal produce.

Don't be confused my Northern Hemisphere buddies, is is SPRING down south! And when I think spring, I think ASPARAGUS!

Lemony Green Veggie Pasta from But I Could Never Go Vegan seemed like just the perfect dish to celebrate spring, and included my beloved asparagus. As well as asparagus, it includes snap peas, leek, baby spinach and pea shoots. Sadly I had to sub snow peas for snap peas, as I made this dish at the start of September (I have a super busy end of September, so I did lots of the cooking for MoFo in the early half of the month) and snap peas were not quite available then. Of course they are everywhere now. Oh well. This dish gave me three serves, and has a bright lemony and Dijon sauce that coats the greens and the pasta (I used penne).
Rating: :)

Lemony Green Veggie Pasta


My favourite way to eat asparagus is spritzed with a little bit of olive oil, salt and pepper and roasted. So easy and delicious!

Asparagus


What is your favourite springtime fruit or vegetable?

Cute Kitty Photo of the Post: Month of Gizmo

Gizmo on the night before her 15th birthday


This photo was taken the night before Gizmo's 15th birthday (which was her last birthday, in the end). The last photo of a fourteen year old miss!

16 comments:

  1. Probably asparagus or mixed greens (the very fresh ones).

    Happy Spring to you!

    I should try to check the number of servings of the recipes I cook in under to try not to overeat.

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    1. Sometimes I think serving sizes are a bit on the light side, so I often eat more than what is technically a serving. But I am hungry!

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  2. Lemon Dijon sounds so delicious! I love the picture of Gizmo. Sweet girl!

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  3. The pasta looks so great & spring-y! :D

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  4. Simple roasted asparagus is my favourite way to eat it too. It's so great when it's in season!

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    1. Sometimes a recipe will call for it to be cooked another way, but I will roast it and then add it because that is the best!

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  5. I am so jealous of your spring!! Maybe I should get a winter home down under (I mean, like I have that kind of money, but a girl can dream).

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    1. Win the lottery! Then come on down. :)

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  6. No! I am Aspartagus!

    Sorry.

    I love asparagus! My favorite spring/summer fruit will always be the mighty little strawberry. They are so good when they are in season, but so nasty when they are not!

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    1. But I am Aspartagus! Hee hee.
      I love strawberries, but strangely here they are better in the cooler months and early spring. Once summer hits they just tend to be smooshy and moldy and gross. Sadness.

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  7. Oooh that's my favourite way to eat asparagus too! I haven't had it much this summer, I think I missed the boat :/ Ah well.
    The lemony green veggie pasta sounds great!

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  8. Yeah, that's definitely my favorite simple way to enjoy asparagus too. But I also like it in soups and in tofu quiches... When spring time comes here, we eat a metric ton of asparagus. I love it so much.

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