Saturday, February 10, 2007

Lots of Vegan Italian dishes, and a not so Italian one.

I'm not sure how Italian avocadoes are in pasta - so I'll post this one first - Pasta Della California. Yup, it's another PPK test kitchen recipe, and is quite unique in flavor for a pasta dish, and that's a wonderful thing here.

The avocado shot.
The broccoli shot.

This is a bright and colorful pizza that I made myself Wednesday night for dinner - which also became my dinner the next night, and Thomas' snack as well.
It has test kitchen roasted garlic marinara, herbed VWAV pizza dough that I mentioned in my last post, VWAV tofu basil (dried) ricotta, kale, spinch, bell peppers, sesame seeds, toasted pine nuts, more garlic, crushed red pepper, dried oregano and Joanna's test recipe for chicken style seitan, breaded and cooked cut up on it.

Garlic and herb rolls made from a bit of leftover pizza dough. I stretched out four little pieces, rolled them into a circle, brushed with olive oil, tossed on some dried oregano, dried basil, fresh garlic and baked at 425 for 15 minutes or so.

Leftover tofu ricotta and marinara sauce became baked whole wheat penne, aka baked ziti. On top there are breadcrumbs and tofutti mozzerella.
There've been a lot of carb-dishes in my house as you can see, so it's no surprise half of this is living in the fridge as leftovers on call that must be eaten with a spinach salad!


Baked penne, Italian baked tofu, and a roll.

15 comments:

madeinalaska said...

Yummy looking Italian dishes! I wish I had your motivation for cooking!

karla said...

damn, jess, i need to find a boy who can cook like you....i do love to cook, but like madeinalaska the motivation just isn't there. especially when i'm just cooking for one.

b36Kitchen said...

your last few posts have all been wonderful..i can't believe you did all of that with a broken pinky toe! a true vegan foodie you are.

JENNA

bazu said...

Mmmm... Italian or not, I loves me some pasta! In fact, we had pasta for dinner last night, and then an argument b/c I wanted pasta for dinner *again* tonight. Must be a winter/comfort food thing. =)

Kate said...

Why are all your pictures amazing? I think avocado over pasta sounds good.

Carrie™ said...

As a self-confessed carb-o-holic - I LOVE THIS POST!! Pizza, pasta, bread! Oh my!

Cherie said...

I really love how everything looks but want one of those rolls especially badly! :)

erica said...

oooohhhhhmmmmm carbs

Mikaela said...

Hmmm, avocado and macaroni... :)

Emily said...

Yum! I never thought about putting avocado's in pasta, but now that I think about it, it isn't such a strange idea.

Linda said...

those garlic and herb rolls are mouth-watering!!!!

Vicki said...

the rolls look so yummy -- clever idea.

Twisted Cinderella said...

Mmmmm . . . .looks heavenly!

Harmonia said...

No more tagboard? boo hoo. Everything looks great as usual and I would LOVE the recipe for the rolls made out of leftover pizza dough!

:)

Urban Vegan said...

Love pasta. Love avocadoes. Would love to try that dish.