Whenever I need to get supper on and I haven’t thought about what we’re going to eat, I inevitably turn to my Pasta’s Last Stand. It’s always delicious, I don’t need any special ingredients, but best of all, I don’t have to think about it. Normally I’d scatter a bit of cheese over the top, but as it’s Veganuary this month, I thought I’d ring the changes and scatter some miso marinated tofu over it instead.
Simple to prepare evening meals are my mainstay, even more so whilst I’m cooking for one. It’s good to have some variation though and this simple laksa noodle soup with tofu, red peppers and green cabbage is a filling and delicious addition to any repertoire. It has the added advantage of being vegan, so it makes a perfect dairy free meal.
A simple but delicious pasta salad that everyone can eat and everyone will love. Full of juicy tomatoes and fresh herbs, it’s both vegan and gluten-free.
Let’s Go Romanesco! Pimp up your pasta and have a fabulous weeknight meal that takes no time at all, but feels a little bit special. This seasonal easy romanesco pasta dish is a taste sensation. It’s quick and simple to make and is eminently suitable for vegans.
We were walking along the North Cornish coast path last weekend when CT spotted a massive patch of rock samphire. We didn’t want to be greedy, but it seemed too good an opportunity to miss, so we picked enough to make a meal out of. This dish of samphire noodles with marinated tofu was the result.
Whether made with pine nuts or almonds, Parmesan or cheddar, this wild garlic pesto is not only delicious, but a great way to use your foraged wild garlic. Out of season, you can use basil, parsley, spinach or other soft greens instead.
Another year goes by and another year we are not as organised as we’d like to be down on the plot. We don’t have much in the way of veg to eat at the moment, but we do have a lot of weeds. Luckily for us, many of those weeds are not only edible, but quite delicious when eaten young. Fat hen and chickweed are two of these. Time to make fat hen and chickweed pesto.
Pasta is one of those standbys that is perfect for meals in a hurry. I often make tomato sauce to go with pasta and add carrots and onions and any other vegetables I happen to have around – parsnips work well. The other day, I was in even more of a hurry than usual and so I thought I’d try blending a raw tomato sauce instead. I was a little surprised at just how good this quick tomato sauce with seaweed was.
Fast food the Italian way. There’s nothing wrong with a bag of dried pasta and a jar of tomato sauce for a quick and easy pasta dish for supper. But it’s probably a good thing to get a bit of fresh veg in too. Oh! And wham up the umami notes with a little dark chocolate.