“P” is for Pasta

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Hmmmm… I am beginning to think my theme for this year’s MoFo should have been the alphabet. You know, “B” is for Brunch, “P” is for Pasta, “F” is for Frites, etc… Maybe I will still attempt that but jumble up the alphabet since I didn’t start with “A”. We’ll see!

Anyways, I recently purchased The Urban Vegan cookbook by Dynise Balcavage and have already bookmarked lots of recipes for the upcoming weeks. I love how the sophisticated and stylish recipes are organized into clever little chapters such as: Lunch Cart, The Melting Pot, House Party, and Happy Hour. Plenty of the recipes have international flair which I appreciate since I don’t get to travel as often as I’d like. Plus, there are fun tips and variations on recipes throughout the book so even the same recipe can be mixed-up a bit the second time around.┬áLast night, Tim and I came home from grocery shopping exhausted and hungry so we checked our meal list for a speedy recipe and noticed one from The Urban Vegan: Orecchiette Con Broccoli; inexpensive, fast, and delicious. We couldn’t find the above-named pasta so we used a tri-colored squiggly pasta instead. Topped with some freshly ground chipotle pepper flakes and homemade cashew cheese crumbles, this meal was light, filling, and just perfect for our Tuesday evening.

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If you don’t have this cookbook, you probably should – one more on the shelf won’t hurt!!!

And, don’t forget to enter my giveaway!!!!