Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Vegan MoFO!

For this first post in the vegan MoFo I decided to write about this old gem of a recipe/method. I say method because it is really much less of a recipe than it is of a method of throwing things together. Its basically a one pot wonder meal that has always gotten me fed on those weeknights when school has dragged me into the dark narrow corners of the library into the wee hours of the morning. Quick, easy, and delicious.

So the dish is basically pasta with potatoes and vegetables and pesto, but really it could be any sauce you want. I just prefer pesto. For this particular dinner I made a parsley pesto using pistachios in place of pine nuts.

Delicious, quick, and easy.

Pistachio-Parsley Pesto (hows that for some alliteration)

1 bunch of parsley, trimmed but keep the stems because they're delicious
0.5 cups shelled pistachios (w/out shells)
0.25 cups nutritional yeast
2 cloves garlic
1/2 a lemon's worth of juice
0.5 cups olive oil
salt and pepper

Put everything in a food processor except the oil then let her rip. Get it all chopped up really well then slowly add the oil while the food pro is whizzing. Let it combine but don't let it get too smooth. 

Quick Meal Method

In a pot of boiling water add some of your favorite potatoes chopped into a dice. Let that boil for 5 minutes then add the pasta. Wait another 5-7 minutes then add your chopped broccoli. Let boil for another 3-5 minutes until everything is tender. Drain. Return to pot. Drizzle with olive oil and then add the pesto. Season. Top with nutritional yeast. Use the proportions that you want so that you get most of what you like the most. Enjoy!

I'm pumped to see what everyone else is doing for this year's mofo!!

1 comment:

  1. Great to see you back here again! Nothing beats a pesto-pasta night!