Variation Is My Middle Name

Whoa you are all so sweet! Thanks for the encouragement on my race :)

Yesterday I got some serious chores done. The most wonderful of them was grocery shopping. It’s so nice to have real food again.

I got into the kitchen yesterday and got back to some real cooking (vs heating up soup). I pulled out my Veganomicon book to do some meal planning.

I never make recipes exactly out of the book. I am the queen of variations. Yesterday was a variation of baked pumpkin ziti.

The recipe called for making a cashew vegan ricotta. Instead I used some real ricotta and some silken tofu to make the creamy part of my sauce.

I mixed this into canned pumpkin and added cayenne pepper and caramelized onions to the sauce. Then I stirred the sauce into macaroni and topped it with bread crumbs and sage.

It was so good, a perfect meal for a cold rainy night.

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4 Responses to Variation Is My Middle Name

  1. I usually make my mac with pumpkin, but I am totally adding tofu and ricotta next time!

    • Morgan @ Life After Bagels says:

      if you throw the tofu and ricotta in the food processor be careful not to over spin it, cause I did, and it turned into a smooth runny yogurt consistency, but I still ate it :P

  2. Miz says:

    I covet your cold and rainy
    91 here yesterday.
    I melted at the park with the child.

    • Morgan @ Life After Bagels says:

      ohhhhhh be careful what you wish for – it was also freezing rain and hailing :( … but today there’s supposed to be some sun, thank goodness !

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