Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Artichoke Pesto Pasta

When I first became vegan I ate pasta a lot. I think that was partly because I didn't know what else to eat and also because when I was a meat-eater I would make pasta every other day.

Well, nowadays, I rarely eat pasta but I occasionally like to make it again.

It's a chore to find ready-made vegan pasta sauces unless they are Marinara-based, but I hate tomato sauce, so this caused a problem for me. I was a big Fettucine Alfredo "heart attack on a plate" type guy. I eventually found a pesto powder that was vegan and it's really good; just add olive oil and water and heat.

So tonight I made pasta and I used some of the last of the massive jar of artichoke hearts that I had left from about 6 months ago.

And then I topped off the Artichoke Pesto Pasta with a nice helping of vegan parmesan cheese and nutritional yeast. DELIGHTFULLY DELICIOUS!!


Shelle said...

Mother of God, that looks SO good.

Tofu Mom (AKA Tofu-n-Sprouts) said...

MMmmmm... artichokes would be my VERY favorite vegetable ever. And you live right in artichoke country it sounds like! Lucky you!!

Hey, I like your blog, you've got some great pictures and ideas... I'll definitely be back. Thanks for stopping by mine too.