I've been enjoying tea so much with my vegan creamer...
This pasta was a Christmas gift, I used much of it today...
I made a roast veg mix with veg oil, juice from 1 lemon and tarragon (dried not fresh),
loosely from this recipe. It was pretty good!
My Husband is reading Tolkien's letters at the moment
and I am loving seeing him so happy reading them.
I was reading a not-as-simple book
(a teen I care about loved it and I wanted to know why)
and he and I would both stop to read sections of our books
to the other, and it was such a great moment in our day,
I hope for more moments like this.
We were given this book of chocolate for last Christmas and it's vegan,
so it has been fun to break into this week...
So I made a vegan cream sauce. I had 2 cans coconut cream, roasted onions and garlic + nutritional yeast and heated them together (using immersion blender with onions and garlic). Then I added the roasted egg plant and squash and pureed that too. I found it sweet and so added some minced garlic + garlic powder. I did not want to add tons of salt but it was a bit sweet. I liked it with roasted tomatoes and salt on top. I however wanted it to taste more like a garlic cream sauce and the overall flavour was creamy, sweet with a more tang after taste. Maybe I should do a cream sauce with almond milk instead of coconut? Or more of a blend of almond and coconut? I did like it with the tomato roasted on top (and salt added to that). This dish needs more acidity in it... meanwhile, for the left overs (1 more meal of it for Husband and I), I am thinking of getting some more tomatoes to roast and put on top!
I discussed this recipe with a dear friend today and
I think I will try using a vegan milk and oil to make a roux,
add more garlic; or perhaps try raw cashews with a vegan chicken broth...next time...
I love how I can cook and try things
and then try them again another way if what I tried did not work exactly as
I wanted it to...
that's the fun of an experiment!
Well, it's late so that's all for today.
I am hoping for a date with my Husband later this week and to be
able to pick up some more tomatoes to roast for the left over
vegan pasta sauce I made....