Dragon Noodle Salad: I made this salad one hot summer day. It is a refreshing mix of cold rice noodles, radishes, cucumbers, greens and a peanut dragon dressing. I liked the salad, but the sauce itself was way too hot for me, I foolishly forgot to decrease the amount of sriracha. I had to dilute mine out a little.
Edamame Hummus & Tofu Wraps: This is a simple wrap, with the tofu just sauteed in sesame oil and salt (I loved it, but my omnivore Dad thought it was a bit plain). The hummus was quite runny and hard to really spread, it was more like a dressing (leftovers were great on salad). The recipe does call for water, but next time I would not add this and only add a little in if it looked too thick.
Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Penne with Broccoli: This was so delicious! The sun-dried tomato and cashew cream was spot on, and everything else just came together so nicely. I got three and a half serves, rather than four, for this recipe. It was so good it didn't even top it with nooch! Coming from me, that is saying a lot!
Eggplant and Bread Crumb Fettuccine: Another winning pasta dish. It says it serves four, I made a half batch and managed to eat through the whole thing... though it was a big serving. It took me a little bit longer to get the bread crumbs toasty that the recipe states. Also, I used the leftover breadcrumbs from the next recipe I will talk about here. So good!
Pesto-Cauliflower Pasta with Breaded Tofu: Cauliflower and Bestest Oil-Free Pesto are tossed through pasta (I used spinach fettuccine here) and served with seasoned, breaded tofu cubes I added some peas to the left overs as well, which was nice. The recipe saus to cut the tofu into 1/2 inch cubes, but next time I would make them a bit bigger.
Rating: :), Pesto :)
Puttanesca Pomodoro: I really like puttanesca. This comes together super quick and easy, but was a bit dry, I felt it needed a bit of something else to really tie it together. However I will grant that the only tomatoes I could get were not the greatest.
Tempeh-Mushroom Straganoff: Another great dish! This was so good, though I found the servings to be quite small. I accidentally sliced my tofu a bit too thin, but that was OK. The creaminess of course comes from cashews, because this book is all about cashews!
Olive Angel Hair with Seared Brussels Sprouts: This is another quick pasta dish, with really nice flavours. I loved the seared Brussels sprouts with this. I only got about three serves from it.
Lentil-A-Roni: A full recipe of this makes 8 serves, so I made a half batch and got 4 perfect serves from it. This is simple, lentils and macaroni in a tomato sauce thickened with cashew cream, but it is tasty. Mine didn't end up looking quite as saucy as the one in the photo, but that was OK. I served it over kale.
Goddess Noodles with Tempeh and Broccoli: This is a super simple but yummy recipe, with tempeh and greens and noodles in a garlic-lemon sauce. It is meant to have 6 cups of broccoli in it, however one of my heads of broccoli had gone bad, so I added some peas and baby spinach to make up the greens. I used garlic chives, which I heard are stronger than regular chives so I only used half the required quantity, but they weren't particularly strong.
Cute Kitty Photo of the Post
Does anyone else here play Neko Atsume? I have been playing for the last few months. When I started playing it was only available in Japanese, though it is now available in English. I still play in Japanese though because I am trying to learn the language. This funny guy is a kitty I call Inari, and he is wearing a hat!