Saturday, June 30, 2007

Italian Beans

Hello. Hello little blogland :D
I've been on staples for the past couple of weeks.
All the tins of organic stewed tomatoes are now gone, same goes for all our pasta.
Yes! there has been a lot of pasta in the house of veganini lately..

Lucky I'm so fond of it.

This recipe idea came from Tessa's "Apples for Jam"..
It was nice as a side dish, although I'm not sure what would make a nice accompaniment.. ideas??
1Tbs olive oil
1/2 red onion
1 large clove garlic, chopped finely
1 tsp dried basil
1 tin stewed whole tomatoes
1 tin cannelini beans, drained and rinsed
Salt & pepper

1.Place onion and oil in a fry pan on medium high heat. Cook until golden and translucent.
2.Add garlic, and cook until fragrant.
3.Add remaining ingredients, and cook, stirring occasionally until tomatoes have reduced and are nice and thick.

Friday, June 29, 2007

Pumpkin Risotto

If you want the recipe I can supply it..
But right now, I'm typed out..
So I offer you instead, a photo of the end result..

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

La Pizza Rossa - Take II

I have been cooking.
I just don't have anything (photos) to show for it- oh, that is unless you want to come over and eat the old leftovers, still in my fridge!? :D

Last night, cucciolo mio was out go-karting, so I made La pizza rossa again..
I feel like saying "Hello love!", when I take the tray out of the oven..
Just baking it, makes the house smell soooooooooooooooo good!

Cleaning up after making the dough isn't so wonderful.. but this pizza, is definitely worth it!

This time I put baby spinach, olives, onions & pine nuts on top..

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Tre Colori Pasta

It has been a while. I'm sorry for neglecting you little blog. I swore I wouldn't.
I need the cactus of the blog world. One that seems to actually prosper from ill treatment.
There was a flu, a trip inter-state, and the beginning of a new course..
Lot's of soups, eating out.. and more recently, sandwiches to go.

[My new little college's cafe is vegetarian/vegan!
So far I've only sampled the vegan banana bread.]

When I was inter-state, visiting my brother, he took us to the local Italian supermarket (huge).
I bought this charming pasta, with not much of an idea, what I would actually use it for.
I may need to have my brother send up some packets for me- as it was so delicious, this is bound to go quick!

Again I'm in dire need of a big food shop, but rather lacking in the funds, so every meal is a take on bubble & squeak right now.
Thus was born, tre colori pasta- three coloured pasta.

1/4 onion, chopped finely
1/4 red capsicum, cut into thin strips
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 tsp chilli paste
1/2 zucchini, cut into ribbons

1.Put your pasta water on to boil, and cook pasta as per directions. Heat olive oil in fry pan, and add onions and capsicum. Saute until soft.
2.Add the garlic and chilli paste, and stir well.
3.When you can smell the garlic, add the zucchini. Cook until tender.
4.Drain pasta, turn out 'sauce' mixture into empty pasta pot. Add drained pasta, and a lug of good olive oil. Stir over heat for a couple of minutes.
5.Serve with salt and pepper.