Posts tagged italian
I forgot to brown-bag it for lunch today, so I decided to treat myself to a pizza from Mellow Mushroom. I used to looooove their Avocado Hoagie with provolone, mayo, and sprouts. And their cinnamon sugar pretzels are to die for. When I went veeg, I was surprised to learn that they have vegan cheese available on their “build-your-own” salads and pizzas. I called in a takeout order today and got a pizza with red sauce, vegan mozzarella (they use Daiya brand cheese), sun-dried tomatoes, onions, and fresh basil. Kyle, who answered my call, asked me if I was lactose-intolerant, because if I was, they would leave off the butter and parmesan they put on all their crusts. Wow, way to be on the ball, Kyle! Thank you for saving me from that stomachache. My pizza was delicious! And huge! It will probably last me three more meals. Mmmmm…
Risotto is a great “all-in-one” meal, perfect for when you don’t have the patience to make a bunch of sides. It does require a lot of stirring time, so bring a book to the oven if you get bored easily. Remember to have arborio rice handy, since other rices do not absorb liquid in the same manner and can leave you with a crunchy risotto.
I followed Vegan Dad’s advice and made my own vegetable stock because I had the veggies handy and I didn’t want to have to pay for 7 cups of premade broth. It was easy and I think it was worth it. I also learned a new veggie slang word from this recipe: “nooch” is short for nutritional yeast. How adorable!
My Mom and I recently tried a Good Housekeeping recipe for Lo-Mein Primavera. I love seeing tofu as a main ingredient in traditional carnivore magazines.
And this recipe is delicious – the sauce is light, but the tofu makes it hearty.