I used to eat this dip with real sausage meat and was hesitant to try it with veggie meat. This actually came out really good. I used Rao’s arrabbiata sauce, which has a bit of heat, so if you like it spicier, add pepper flakes, or hot sauce.
Category Archives: main meal
Garam masala with chickpeas and spinach: vegan
This is the first time I made anything with garam masala spice mix. It was very fragrant and tasted delicious.
Orzo with lemon and peas: vegan
Well, this was an experiment and I would do it a bit differently next time. I think that the flavors are very good together, but it needed some sauce or liquid to make it more palatable.
Sweet potato medley: vegetarian
This is a hardy meal with lots of flavor. Baking the sweet potatoes makes the sweetness come through, but in a pinch you can microwave them.
Pumpkin mushroom risotto: vegetarian
This risotto is a great fall recipe and it is delicious. The sage adds to the flavor of the season without overpowering the delicacy of the rice.
Butternut squash and bean stew: vegan
This is a hearty meal for a cool winter evening. It makes a lot of food and is fine served plain.
Broccoli curry: vegan
The first time I made this I did not put as many spices in it, only red curry paste. Afterwards I added the other spices and it made all the difference. I also use Rao’s Arribiatta for the tomato sauce.
Mac and “cheese” (queso sauce): vegan
This is a very tasty substitute for mac and cheese lovers but does not have the creamy fat consistency of cheese. It does have a lot of flavor though. We ate this with grilled zucchini on the side and it was a nice combination of textures.
Gnocchi with mushrooms and spinach: vegan
The lemon juice and tahini makes a tart contrast to the smokiness of the mushrooms and spinach and tastes delicious.
Tourlou-tourlou (ratatouille): vegan
Traditionally in my family we called this dish tourlou-tourlou.