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Jan
09

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I have two great recipes for you today.  Last night I was still in need of some comfort food.  The cake was great and all, but sometimes you need to follow up cake with dinner. :)

Recipe #1 is courtesy of Angela at Oh She Glows.

Quick and Easy Vegan Alfredo.  Boy, is this comforting.  Two” forks-up” cause Carl loved it too.

I used whole wheat pasta shells for the pasta base and  followed Angela’s recipe to the letter.  She gives a great step-by-step for this recipe and some good tips.  I’m not going to reprint it because you can easily find her recipe here.  I’m just going to show you some mouth-watering photos of my dinner last night.

Are you drooling yet?  Wait, there’s more.

The co-star of this dinner was a spinach salad with broccoli, carrots, and tomatoes PLUS a super yummy Spicy Thai dressing, adapted from this recipe found at Char’s Kitchen.

Spice Thai Dressing:

  • 1/4 c. almond butter
  • 2 Tbsp Tamari or soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1 inch fresh, peeled ginger
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 to 1 tsp. Thai chili paste (depending on how spicy you like it)
  • Juice of 1/2 large lemon
  • Water to thin to desired consistency

I used my mini food processor for this one but you can use a blender or regular-sized food processor.  Process/blend the garlic and ginger a bit first, so it gets “minced”.  Add all other ingredients and whirl away.  This would make a great dipping sauce for raw veggies or drizzled over grains.

2 comments

  1. Andrea says:

    You’ve done a great job with your last few blog post photos. Did you make a photo box or have Susan give you a tutorial?

    1. Elizabeth @ RunWithSneakers says:

      So glad you noticed! I made a light box. Susan gave me one (just one) tip. I’m hoping she’ll give me lots more when she’s back in town.

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