First, a recent pasta dish, using a roasted red pepper sauce based on the Roasted Red Pepper Dip from TEV. Our hfs had organic red peppers on special several weeks back, so I picked up a swack (normally they can be quite pricey) and roasted 'em up for the sauce! After making the sauce, I realized I had a small container of Lemony Cashew-Basil Pesto (ed&bv) in the freezer. (btw, you can get the pesto recipe in the link of this post) The dollop of vibrant, zesty pesto was brilliant with the more mellow, sweet red pepper sauce. I used a whole-grain kamut pasta (rotini), which we use a lot and really enjoy. Have you branched out from whole-wheat pasta yet to try ones from other grains, like kamut, brown rice, wild rice, etc. I keep a mix of different grain pastas on hand, since I prefer certain varieties for particular pasta dishes.
I also served up a simple salad with mixed greens and drizzled on my Living Caesar Dressing. It's a good change to simply drizzle the dressing on a salad rather than toss it through romaine leaves... I also find myself using the dressing as a mix for sandwich fillings/spreads, and sometimes a dip for breads/chips, etc. Tangy & nummy!
Now for the mish-mash...
A few links that might be of interest to you:
1) First up, an entry over at veg blog with a powerful story about one person's journey to veganism, stemming from health reasons. This was posted early in March, and so while I'm late sharing this link with you, I think Natala's personal story should be read and shared as much as possible - so read on!
2) Next, if you'd like to hear more about eating raw foods and the vegan diet, Dr. Melissa West will be interviewing Vesanto Melina on her show this Wed, Apr 8th. Even if you can't connect for the live interview, you can listen to it later from the show archives.
3) And, finally, if you're really twiddling your thumbs and want to find out more about yours truly, there's a recent interview online at The Vegan Culinary Experience. Be sure to check out VCE's home page and sign up for their newsletter - you'll find new and interesting recipes to try out!
Talk soon... :)