31 Days to Veganize: Day10

thiry-one-bigNightly Meal: Tomato Basil Cream Pasta

Yesterday, I had a really busy day. On the menu, Tomato Basil Cream Pasta. I literally had 15 min.s to get dinner on the table so that we could all eat together for 10 min.s and then my hubby was off to take our son to youth group. I knew it was going to be this way, so I prepared the cream sauce ahead of time so I could heat it up quickly and I even boiled the noodles two hours early so they would be done too.

This recipe was good, I enjoyed it. The kids, again, were not a fan.

I’ve noticed quite a few recipes require a high speed blender, like the Vitamix or a Ninja. Manipulating foods is important business. I have a Vitamix and use it 2 or 3 times a day, most days and this was before we switched to vegan. I love my blender and it has become an investment piece in my kitchen. This is the model I have, I really enjoyed the instructional video and the cookbooks that came with it. The multi speed is important because, for sauces especially, you need to start at a slower speed to adjust the liquid in the recipe. Also, the Vitamix runs so quickly, that it can make and heat up soup. Amazing! I highly recommend investing in one. There are ways to save too, Costco will have them periodically for smaller prices.

 

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