October 14th, 2008

hot pepper pasta

wrote this up in the comments of an earlier post, and figured i might as well post it for real, because it's so good...

my cousin is a huge meat eater, but an excellent cook. she made up this pepper pasta for me, and taught me to make it too. it's spicy, yummy, and very colorful and pretty. the rest of my very omni family, not to mention my roommates, love this stuff. they request it all the time. recipe under the cut!Collapse )
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Couscous with roasted almonds and edamame.

This is one of my easy standby recipes that I know I'll love, and is a cinch to make. It's also great tossed with sauteed squash or spicy sweet potatoes. Depending on my mood, I might throw in some red pepper flakes.


1 medium clove garlic
1 1/2 cups carrot juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 1/2 cups shelled edamame
2 medium scallions
4-5 sprigs fresh cilantro
3/4 cup couscous
1 ounce roasted, unsalted almonds


Directions:
1. Mince garlic to make 1 teaspoon. In a 1 1/2 quart saucepan, combine garlic, carrot juice, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil over high heat. Add edamame and return to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer 4 minutes.
2. While edamame simmers, chop scallions to make 1/2 cup and cilantro to make 2 tablespoons; set aside. Increase heat to high and return edamame to a boil; stir in couscous. Cover, remove from heat, and let stand 5 minutes.
3. Meanwhile, chop almonds. Fluff couscous with a fork; add scallions, cilantro, and almonds.

In Case Some of You Haven't Discovered These Geniuses


Here are a couple of vegan kitchen geniuses I've been lucky enough to find. Every recipe I've tried has been superb!

http://www.theppk.com/recipes/dbrecipes/index.php?list=Author&Author=Isa

http://www.bryannaclarkgrogan.com/page/page/661699.htm

Do any of you have some trusty online sources for recipes you'd like to pass my way? I'm always Googling for more, but I realized y'all would be the best folks to ask. :)