Wednesday, September 03, 2008

An Italiany Post

A collection of meals with an Italian vibe to them....
or at least tomatoes, or pasta or garlic or all of the above~

Exhibit #1:

Baked Chickpea Cutlet Balls served over fusilli pasta with homemade tomato basil marinara. With sauteed mushrooms and spinach with garlic, and garlic bread.
Carb-attack-amazing.

Exhibit #2
Pesto-Cheezy-Italian pasta bake.

This was made for a PPK Picnic this past weekend, and consisted of a silken tofu ricotta with pesto and chopped, fresh spinach, more tomato basil marinara, some almond ricotta, mini shells pasta, a miso-almond cheezy sauce, orange tomatoes and fresh basil on top.

Exhibits #3 and #4: Homemade pizzas.


The pizza above was marinara sauce, Teese, orange tomato, sweet corn and spinach.

This pizza has cremini mushrooms, orange tomato,pesto and almond ricotta.

Baked:
(sorry for the craptastic lighting)



Exhibit #5

Leftover pizza from It's a Beautiful Pizza, with tomato sauce, FYH soy cheeze (they're switching to Teese in a couple months, FYI), sundried tomatoes and black olives.

Exhibit #6
Mini grilled teese-basil-tomato on french bread.

22 comments:

Carrie said...

All of that pizza looks amazing. All of it.

VeggieGirl said...

Oh my, deliciousness!!

River said...

Looks like you're living la dolce vita!

It all looks so good! I'll take one of everything please... :)

tofufreak said...

yumm. your italiany food looks sooo good right now.

Chelsea said...

It's a Beautiful Pizza is switching to Teese? How exciting!!! You're always in the know! :)

P.S. the pasta bake was total nummers!

destinyskitchen said...

Everything looks great, especially the pesto bake (!). That's rad that It's a Beautiful Pizza is switching to Teese. The only pizza I got from them was bland & sad looking. My friend, who's a vegetarian, got dairy cheese on his half. When we opened up the box, he said, "I can't tell which side is mine." I just started laughing.

I'll have to give them another try though!

IsaChandra said...

Nice exhibits.

B36Kitchen said...

Incredible! I'm really digging the sound of the pesto cheezy pasta bake thing!

Catherine said...

I see somebody scored some beautiful tomatoes!!!

jennycestcake said...

Every last item looks delicious!

Lisa said...

Every bite looks delicious! What an inspiration for using late summer produce in some heartier dishes.

sweetpotato said...

I looooove italian food! I'll take any extra pizza off your hands..

Erica said...

I like the colors of this post :)

sarchan said...

Carbtastic is right. I want some of everything. I'm especially intrigued by this miso almond cheezy sauce you speak of.

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

I will take one of everything. That corn on the pizza looks SO good.

Bianca said...

OMG! That Pasta Bake is orgasmic! I love the idea of almond ricotta. Did you make that from scratch or can you buy almond ricotta somewhere in awesome Portland?

And the miso-cheezy sauce....shit girl...I'm beside myself.

jess (of Get Sconed!) said...

hey guys!
FYI...


the miso cheezy sauce is a basic cheezy sauce that I thickened with ground almonds, pine nuts and a tad of corn starch. nutritional yeast, garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, yellow miso, tamari - same ole : )

the almond ricotta is the cashew ricotta from veganomican - made with almonds.

Ali said...

It's the time of year for basil and tomatoes! This all looks great but I seriously can't get that pasta bake out of my head after trying it last week. Not sure I can make anything edible from your instructions(I'm a novice at vegan creamy stuff) but I will give it a try!

Carrie™ said...

I love Italian and I must say that pizza is one of my favorite foods. YUMMINESS!

jelymo said...

good use of heirlooms.

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