Friday, May 18, 2012

Pumpkin Alfredo with Greens and Caramel Flan

To make up for my lack of blog posts as of late, today I will be spotlighting two recipes.
So first off, for lunch I dined on pumpkin alfredo with greens... Wow. This was really good! Many thanks to my friend Joclyn for showing me this one! I have to say it does not taste exactly like typical fettuccine alfredo, however I do not think that was the aim of this recipe. The sauce was so creamy, so delicious, and so deceptively healthy! For the greens, I used kale. Kale is really good for you, because after all, it is a super food, and it went really well with the pasta. I recommend this recipe for all pasta and alfredo lovers, especially if you need a healthier alternative.

And as for dessert, those of you with a sweet tooth will not want to miss this recipe for caramel flan. It was relatively easy to make and had just the right texture. Flan lovers, you are not going to miss the dairy or eggs in this one!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Coconut Winter Squash Soup

I apologize for my recent hiatus, but I have not been doing a lot of cooking as my husband just had two teeth pulled and can't eat much more than mush.  It's a dreary day outside: the skies are dark and foreboding, and the rain has been pouring down off and on throughout the day. It's one of those days where you'd rather not leave the house, but it is also the kind of day that is perfect for soup! Today's recipe was recommended by my fellow vegan and friend, Erinn Whitmore.
I have to admit, putting today's dish together was a bit more complex than I prefer (meaning it takes a good chunk of time and there is a lot of chopping), but the end result was certainly worth it. My belly is full not only of creamy, delicious coconut winter squash soup, but also a good comforting feeling as the murky weather passes over us.  I recommend adding plenty of salt, and mixing some crackers in for a nice, crunchy touch.