I basically put about 2 T oil, 4 cloves garlic, fresh basil and oregano, (also from my garden), chopped onion, salt, pepper, tomato paste and lots and lots of tomatoes! I cooked it on high for about 4 1/2 hours. I let it cool and then blended it with an immersion blender. It made about two big batches of tomato sauce. Can’t wait to try it out!
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I saw this idea on pinterest – only it involved cheese and chicken. Tonight I made my own version and it was DELICIOUS.
First, I made some pesto. I just kind of wing my pesto. I took a handful or so of basil leaves, a handful or so of baby spinach, about 3 Tablespoons pistachios (I didn’t have pine nuts), 2 cloves of garlic, 1/3 cup vegetable broth, 1 T olive oil, salt, pepper, 1 T of nutritional yeast and blended it up in the vitamix.
Then, I sauteed some uptons seitan in a pan.
I chopped up some baby tomatoes from my garden.
I took a large tortilla, smeared on the pesto, cooked seitan, tomatoes and added some mozerella daiya cheese. Cooked this in a pan, and ate it right up. Holy cats, was it good!
More food on the blog tonight…Hoping to get to some crafting soon…or at least get some baking in here!
Tonight I made chickpea picatta, from Appetite for Reduction. (so its vegan AND low-fat!) I think I made this before, but I don’t remember it tasting THIS good. The sauce it makes is like crack…It tastes all lemony and buttery, yet there’s nothing buttery in it.
I chose to serve it over some whole wheat linguine because I was really hungry, but I also made the cauliplots from the book (which are basically mashed potatoes and cauliflower), which she suggests serving this over. And we ate it both ways 🙂
I noticed after it was all gobbled up, that we forgot to add spinach (she suggests arugula, but I had spinach on hand.) Oops. This recipe was fairly easy to throw together with ingredients I had on hand (I didnt have white wine, so I just skipeed it) and I plan to put it in rotation. I think this would be a great dinner to serve to dinner guests as well!
Here’s where you can find the recipe.