Last night I took a break from wedding planning (thanks to everyone for your congrats!) and got back to making a mess in the kitchen. I wanted to fix something special to showcase my new dishes (more on those in a minute!). So I got my inspiration from Eat Air - A Vegan Food Log and made Chris's recently posted Sweet Potato Stuffed Shells with Coconut Curry Sauce. I couldn't find shells at the grocery store, so I made this with manicotti instead and I also didn't have fresh sage for the sauce, used half-fat coconut milk, and added extra walnuts. This turned out so wonderfully and would be great to serve to company. The sweet- and creami-ness of the potatoes with the kick of the curry and crunch of the walnuts was perfect. On the side we had steamed broccoli and some of the most amazing raspberries I've ever tasted. A relaxing, filling dinner was just what I needed to wind down my brain....
Did you notice my new "vegan" dishes? I just got them this week and they are so much fun! I found them at etsy.com in the Vegan Dish shop. Jeanette was wonderful and her pottery is handmade and beautifully crafted. Plus, it's made for vegans, by a vegan! I will love proudly displaying my vegan food on/in these unique dishes. I have also purchased from several other etsy sellers including McFarland Designs (amazing vegan jewelry), Cards and Jewelry by Michele (beautiful original artwork featuring animals), Mindy Kuen (fun and funky headwraps). Check out their shops! Some etsy sellers also donate a portion of their earnings to various animal charities. I will post some of my other finds later!
Macaroni & Tomatoes & Squash
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