A bit of a long post to mention several things today... of course, I must begin with the food!! This is a new pasta dish that I created for my next VegNews article. It is a Roasted Tomato Pasta with Fresh Basil, Pine Nuts and Capers.
I know, long recipe title - may not keep that name but it certainly is descriptive! This sauce is incredibly easy. The roasted tomatoes and seasonings are tossed into cooked pasta with basil, toasted pine nuts, and capers. Alongside is my Simplest Garlic Bread, which will also be featured in the article. Truly this is the fastest, most fuss-free garlic bread you can make (other than store-bought!) Refined flour police: Sound the alarms, this is *gasp* white bread in the photo! When testing this garlic bread recipe, I used sliced baguette, because many people will want to have garlic bread the traditional way - on white bread - and so this is how I tested it. A little refined once in a while won't kill us, folks!
The pasta is a kamut linguine (pictured right, Artesian Acres brand), which is wheat-free and whole grain, and delicious! This article and recipes will appear in the July/August issue of VegNews, and I will mention it again when it is published!
Next, my publisher just informed me that they are almost out of stock of The Everyday Vegan and so are ready to start another printing. If anyone notices any typos or other errors, please e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) me so I can communicate them to my publisher. I pour over my books through editing, but it is surprising what your eyes can skip! Also, if you are trying to buy TEV and there are no copies available online or in a bookstore... they will be replenished soon. You can still order it or ask your bookstore to bring it in, since these orders will speed the reprint process and ultimately hustle the distribution of books to your stores.
This is the 4th printing of TEV! I sincerely thank all of you who have bought this book (as well as Vive). Although my books don't have a bundle of reviews on amazon as other cookbooks do, it is clear that you have all been supporting them - and supporting me through your comments and feedback and posts... and I greatly appreciate that.
Finally, to show my appreciation, I have coordinated a hemp giveaway with Manitoba Harvest! They have generously agreed to give a basket of hemp products, including their hemp seed nut, hemp seed nut butter, and hemp seed oil! What a great opportunity for those of you with Vive to start testing out some of those hemp recipes, like Energy Cookies, Apple Hemp Muffins, and Sweet Maple-Hemp Vinaigrette!
So... hint, hint: Keep watch for the next hemp recipe post for details and your chance to win!