31 December 2015

Vegan Chip Dip

This isn't as much of a recipe as a blog entry. Happy New Year! I think we just started a new tradition.

I used my yogurt (see other posts) and added: fresh scallions, fresh dill, lemon juice, and salt. This makes awesome chip dip!  The kids LOVE it!

21 December 2015

Avocado spinach sauce on linguine

I often cook by doing internet searches for ingredients I have on hand.  I use DuckDuckGo's recipe search feature to get an overview of different possibilities.  Sometimes this works, and sometimes this doesn't.  Tonight, I searched for "tofu avocado oregano pasta".  Well, that wasn't very enlightening; it seems these ingredients don't usually go together.

But it seemed like avocado sauce for pasta is rather popular, so I decided to make something inspired by this... by making it more green!

Mash together

2 ripe avocados
mirin (Japanese cooking wine)

also mince and fry

about 1/2 bulb garlic (could certainly add more)
fresh oregano.

Once the garlic is browned, microwave defrost

10 oz block of spinach

and add to the frypan.  Once the water is evaporated, add to the avocados and puree in a food processor, adding olive oil and/or water for texture.  This took a long time.  Be patient.

Mix the sauce with pasta (linguine) and garnish with baked tofu.