I’m really sorry that I disappeared last week, from my blog and pretty much all social media. I had a lot of things to do and some things took precedence over others, unfortunately. I’m getting closer to revealing my exciting news, keep an eye out towards the end of the month. Hopefully I’ll be able to keep up with my set schedule now.
Today I’m talking about a vegan pasta sauce that I made recently.
Not that long ago I decided to buy a can of artichokes, don’t ask me why because I don’t even like artichokes. My intention was to thinly slice a few and put them in a bulgur wheat risotto with peas and onions, that was actually pretty tasty but I forgot to take a photo before I tucked in. Thinly slicing a couple meant that I was left with the majority of a tin and, not wanting to waste food, I decided to look for something to do with them.
Since I’ve been actively trying to gain weight I always have at least one carton of soya cream on hand to add extra calories to my meals. So I wondered if I could blend the offending artichokes with a carton of cream and some seasoning and create something edible that I could mix with pasta.
I blended the ingredients before adding them to a drained and cooked pan of pasta, gently warming the sauce over the remaining heat. I used a small carton of soya cream, 3/4 of a can of artichokes, garlic powder, nutritional yeast, and salt and pepper.
The final product was a bit thicker than I expected, binding to the outside of the pasta. You could also see that the tougher parts of the artichokes were visible throughout, they were pretty annoying to pick out but also horrible to try and eat. The cream kind of took over most of the flavour, there was a little garlic and pepper but mostly cream.
At the end of the day, I think you can tell that I didn’t like this meal. I wasn’t expecting to. I just thought I’d share what I made with you in case you think this would be a perfect dish for you, something which you could improve on. I definitely think it needs more seasoning and maybe some more types of vegetables to distract from the two main ingredients.
Hope you’ve had a great weekend,