#kvpkitchen My attempt at Alexa Weibel’s Vegan Cacio e Pepe, which was shared by NY Times Cooking. I used Barilla wheat linguini and Cold Mountain mellow white miso.
I am amazed by how much umami you can pack into a paste of miso and cashew butter. I didnâ€™t have nutritional yeast. So I used Parmela Creamery shredded nut cheese. It tasted fine. But I missed that Parmesan bite from the â€œnoosh.â€
After watching the â€œDonâ€™t Call It Curryâ€ episode from Ugly Delicious, I had a craving for tikka masala.
So I made vegan tikka masala with tofu and chickpeas. I used a slow cooker recipe from Delish.
It was so easy and delicious! Served it over white rice. Garnished with chopped cilantro and scallions.
I gave up red meat and chicken for Lent. My meals revolved around vegetables, tofu and seafood.
The Bay Area makes it easy. I thought it was exciting to explore vegetarian and vegan menus in San Francisco and beyond.
At the new Devil’s Slide Trail, we enjoyed a lovely walk and picnic with portobello mushroom sandwiches from Dinosaurs in Pacifica. I adore the vegan mayo on that crusty bread.
I also found plenty of vegetarian recipes to test in our kitchen.