Friday, June 28, 2013

Pear Crisp

A super easy but delicious dessert. I was at Vive La Verde this week picking up some produce and the owner gave me 4 pears on my way out the store. He was a little perplexed when I told him I like my pears crunchy, but thought that they were perfect for baking (he is a raw vegan). Perfect for baking they were. I just peeled and sliced them and placed them in the bottom of a loaf pan. Poured a small amount of brown sugar over them. For the topping I used:
 2 tablespoons of Earth Balance Spread
1/4 cup of chopped walnuts
1/4 cup of brown sugar
1/2 cup of Oats
I melted the spread in the microwave and then placed all the ingredients in a bowl to mix it together and poured it on top of the pears. Bake for 15-20 minutes at 375 degrees. Enjoy.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

One Pot Pasta

This is a super easy and delicious one pot meal. Anyone who knows me, knows that I love a meal all in the same pot cause I hate to do dishes. Here is what you need.
1 pkg of fresh mushrooms sliced
1 can of diced tomatoes with basil and garlic with liquid
2 tsp olive oil
1 large sweet onion
2 pkg of asparagus
3  cloves of garlic, diced
I box of Fettuccini noodles
4 1/2 cups vegetable broth ( or 4 1/2 cups of water and two veggie bullion cubes)
1 tsp red pepper flakes
5 oz fresh spinach
1/8 cup of fresh basil cut into strips
Put all ingredients into the pan and bring it to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer, place a lid on it and cook 10 minutes. Stirring every few minutes. I served with crescent rolls and pear crisp.