Thursday, February 5, 2009

Pasta Della California

Last night i came home from work and decided to use up some veggies that needed using. I happened to have an avocado and immediately thought of Pasta Della California from Veganomicon. I had been wanting to try it and i looked it up to see if i had enough of the ingredients (since i finally will make something even if i don't have everything, i'll just do as i can) and i pretty much did. 

What i didn't have: white wine and arugula. What i had instead: kale stolen from roommate, crimini mushrooms and zucchini. oh, and pine nuts. i didn't replace the white wine with anything. I also did use as much veggie broth since i didn't use 3 cups of greens. This recipe uses 8 cloves of garlic and i love garlic so i left that as is. I normally wouldn't put avocado in a warm dish like this, but i liked it. I felt like i was still missing something, but i don't know what.....maybe Joanna's faux parm? It was good though and it was so healthy looking since i had spinach fettucine and with the broccoli and kale.....yeah, yum! There's some kick in it from red pepper flakes and i felt like it was just the right amount. I'll definitely make this one again. 


jess (of Get Sconed!) said...

This is adorable. Just saying.

K.E.N. said...

b/c you can see pictures of me and the sis in the background?

Anonymous said...

I have never made that but pasta with avocado is intriguing so I should.

I wouldn't know how to deal with leftovers, though!

miss v said...

yum! i'll have to go dig out that recipe and give it a try... and i think i'll add pine nuts too - sounds good!