Sunday, June 24, 2012

Vegan Baked "Cheesy" Spinach Fettuccine Noodles With Broccoli & Soy Ground

Does this bowl of food turn you on?
Thought I would try out the De Bole's Spinach Fettuccine.
Been eying this for months debating whether or not, I should. Now that it was finally bought and paid for, one cannot turn down challenge of cooking the unknown.
First off, it's made of organic durum wheat semolina, spinach flour, and Jerusalem artichoke flour- interesting ingredients for a pasta.
Also used the nutritional yeast too. Oddly enough smells similar to cheese....


1 box De Boles Spinach Fettuccine
2 cups frozen broccoli
1/3 cup Cheddar Daiya shreds
1/4 cup soy ground (Lightlife is always a winner!)
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
2 tablespoons yellow mustard
1/4 cup plain soy milk
2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
a few sprigs cilantro (optional)

Add pasta to salted water. Supposed to be al deinte in 6-8 minutes, but I cooked mine for 12. Sorry, that's just how I like mine.
Pour in that scrumptious broccoli halfway through.
Stir constantly & slap your arm when tired.
Strain. Smile with relief.
Stir in remaining ingredients. Fight the urge to sample.
Into a baking dish topped with extra Daiya & nutritional yeast, off it goes into preheated oven at 350 degrees!
20 minutes later. Ready to be eaten.
Sprinkled additional nutritional yeast on top.
Tastes.... interesting.
Something I'll have to get used to.
Every bite different than the last.
Actually, it was the same exact feeling when trying whole wheat pasta for the first time. All grainy and foreign textured, making tongue mournfully cry out for white flour pasta.
Yet strangely enough, the leftovers were positively scrumptious and as you all know, I cook primarily for one person so having this big dish of oddly delicious "beef" pasta couldn't possibly be a good thing.
Especially when suddenly, mind is saying, "damn. This is good stuff! What was I thinking last night????"
That cheesy goodness (nutritional yeast/Daiya together is an evened match here!), that tangy zip of mustard, and garlic beef....
Well, unless you love working out, going on long walks, and burning all those calories spent mauling down, I suggest that when making baked cheesy "beef" spinach fettuccine invite some guests over.

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