Tuesday, October 06, 2009

From The Urban Vegan: Spaghetti Carbonara

Vegan Spaghetti Carbonara

Isn't this a nifty idea? Take a brand new cookbook, decide on a recipe, make it, and post the results! Who knew blogging could be so simple? How MoFo!

This dish is from the brand new, captivating Urban Vegan cookbook. I received it last week to review*, and couldn't put it down this past weekend. I was pouring over the pages, trying to decide on what to make first. I haven't been this enthusiastic over a non-PPK cookbook in a long ass time.

Dude, I'm saying this and there aren't even photos! It just covers so much ground - there are so many vegan dinner parties waiting to be born from this book!

With tempeh bacon still invading my thoughts from the Fakin' Fest, I turned to the Spaghetti Carbonara first. It was indulgent, saucy, smokey, noochy (hello, nutritional yeast!) and buttery (hello, Earth Balance!).
What was I thinking making this for myself? This was definitely a special guests meal, but I was treating myself.... The dry white wine was a sweet touch - I adore how much wine is in this book - for cooking & accompaniment!
I served the dish with fresh parsley, as advised, and a side of roasted rapini with crushed red pepper and coarse sea salt.

Whoa, my goodness.

Next up? Her unique rapini panini!


*like I wouldn't have bought it anyway!! It's well documented that I think Dynise is fabulous. Sorry, the interview is down on the old Herbivore Magazine site, but you get the point.

13 comments:

Veg-In-Training said...

That looks decadent! I must get my hands on this book after MOFO.

Whitney @ Lettuce Love said...

That looks really good! I will have to try that soon.

pixiepine said...

Oh so yummy looking!

Chelsea said...

I love smokey flavors and nutritional yeast and earth balance so I see this recipe in my future. Yum!

ahimsablog said...

I like how creamy that sauce looks - almost like the vodka sauce I used to eat in my pre-vegan days.

Debra said...

Yummo! That is it.. one word that describes it all!

veggievixen said...

whoa is right. this looks sweeeeet. i used to eat this with my family all the time growing up--i mean, the omni version. this would be a great recipe to try now that i don't eat meat!!

Ms. T (of haiku tofu) said...

Mmm. My Italian Poppa told me he wants to eat more veggie food for his health. I'll pass this one along!

The Voracious Vegan said...

That looks so creamy and delicious! Lovely photo!

jess (of Get Sconed!) said...

Ms. T - well, make sure he adds some vegetables on the side! There are none in this dish ; )

Bethany @ Green Goddess said...

MMMM, Must try! I just made "meat"balls with spaghetti and my own tomato sauce recipe. It's coming on my blog tomorrow. Check it out.
I LOVE Italian food (read: I'm Italian through and through), and Earth Balance and nut. yeast rock my socks!
I have "Vegan Italiano," which does an awesome job, but now I'm going to pick up this!

christian music said...

I love the sauce. This is it!

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