Sunday, March 30, 2008

A Little of This, a Little of That

I've been saving up a few Veganomicon recipes for one post. So here they are, starting with Penne Vodka:

I couldn't wait to try this recipe. I had my husband pick up some vodka from the liquor store, I almost bought an immersion blender just for the occasion. And while it was very good, I really had my hopes up too much. Maybe I used too many pasta noodles. . Whatever it was, I will likely not be repeating this recipe again... at least until I've tried more recipes from this cookbook. Please don't get me wrong, this wasn't awful, but just a little bit bland or something.

Next up, is the Pasta E Fagoli:


I used canned tomatoes, and probably too many noodles. But I think what it comes down to, is I don't really like beans and pasta together. I'll try it again, but like above, not for a while.

And last but not least, Leek & Bean Cassoulet.


This, my friends, is some perfect comfort food. I ate so much of this, because I didn't want to stop eating it, my belly was so full for hours. It reminded me a little of pot pie, but less labor intensive (though it really is labor intensive). The bisquits were even a little bit undercooked, but that didn't stop me from loving this recipe!

And, I secretly am trying to figure out who to invite over for dinner so I have an excuse to make it again!

10 comments:

veganmomma said...

I've been wanting to try that sauce but would have to make the special trip for vodka. I think I'll hold off after you review as I heard someone else say the same. If vodka ever appears in my house, then i'll go for it! And despite their tastes, the pasta picture look delicious.

DJ said...

I think pasta dishes can easily be a bit bleh! sometimes, if you use too much pasta. I hate it when that happens, my sauce disappears and I'm left with a big stodgy mass!
But that stew looks delicious!

30 Minute Mommy said...

I get so excited when I see your recipe reviews. I need to get that cookbook and try some of these out.

Vegan_Noodle said...

Great review! I haven't tried either of the pastas from v-con. Strangly enough, i had the cassoulet and found it pretty bland... to each her own I guess! If I make it again I would add more herbs and spices...

LizzyQ ~ Vegan Mother said...

I forgot to mention on the cassoulet that I did sub veg broth for better than chicken broth. maybe that made a difference?

Jen said...

That cassoulet looks delicious! I'm going to have to try that one!

sachinagg said...

nice recipes. I just wanna eat them but i don't how. Your recipes are looking too good & delicious.
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aTxVegn said...

Wow, that cassoulet looks wonderful! Thanks for a good review.

Erin said...

Those are three from VCON that I've been wanting to try too. I'm sorry to hear you didn't go nuts for the penne vodka, I've still got high hopes for it.

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