Thursday, October 4, 2007

Carb Cravings

When eating on my own, I tend to make lots of pasta... I love my carbs! So this week, although it may seem a bit redundant, I had whole wheat pasta shells two ways. The first, a recipe I've been wanting to try for ages, was Jess's Get Sconed version of the New Farm Mac and Cheez.

I think I have found a new addiction. This stuff is crazy good and way better than what I remember of Kraft Mac and Cheese or the Shells and Cheese. This made 4-6 servings and I ate half in one night!! I made a few tiny additions, I added grated FYH mozzerella on top then added panko instead of breadcrumbs. I can't wait to make this again. Here it is coming out of the oven all bubbly and hot....


For dinner last night, DGMGV's Oven Roasted Herbed Tempeh with Zucchini and Sun Dried Tomato Creme Sauce over Linguine caught my eye. I have recently discovered a great likeness for tempeh which I had previously not possessed. And sun-dried tomatoes make everything better. My only changes were as follows: I tossed the tempeh in 2 T nutritional yeast, 1 T corn flour, 2 tsp Herbes de Provence, 1 tsp garlic and parsley flavored salt, and olive oil. For the sauce, I added a generous helping of frozen peas along with the zucchini. It was a delicious and simple meal. When John got home last night, he gave his seal of approval for the tempeh as well! Can't wait for the leftovers today for lunch...

16 comments:

Don't Get Mad Get Vegan! said...

Mmmmm, I just love that mac 'n cheeze recipe. Crave it all the time.

So glad you guys liked the tempeh dish. I'm always up for finding new ways to mask the bitterness of store-bought tempeh because I'd rahter eat it than tofu. I like your seasoning combo. Will have to try that one soon!

LizzyQ ~ Vegan Mother said...

That mac and cheez looks like ultimate comfort food. I have a small obsession with try to find the perfect mac and cheez.

Celine said...

I've made the Mac and Cheez several times for the husband, but I've never tried it! can you even??? jeebus what's wrong with me.
invite me over! you know you want to! ;p

The Veggie Cookster said...

Looks awesome! :)

bazu said...

Yeah, I'm a big carb addict too. If my sourdough post didn't illustrate that, I don't know what would! I want to find an anti-Atkins graphic to put on my blog- seriously, if people don't eat yummy stuff like what you've made here, they don't know what they're missing.

aTxVegn said...

I've made that mac 'n cheese. It's so good. We didn't eat a lot of the kraft stuff before, but Chase and I both thought it tasted just like what we remembered.

the pleasantly plump vegan said...

pasta is yr solo craving . . . potatoes are mine! when Jared is away, i always make home fries or mashed potatoes.
i need to try that mac and cheeze recipe too. everyone always raves about it!

Veganista said...

WOW, ok, now that particular vegan mac and cheese recipe is on my list to make. (It'll be my third type to try.) The tempeh dish looks fantastic too. In fact this post is making me hungry!

b36Kitchen said...

I tend to eat alot of pasta when my husband isnt around as well. I really need to make that mac and cheez recipe, i've been meaning to for ages.

vko said...

oh, I know what's happening this weekend- carb fest at my place- thanks for the yummy inspiration!

Gaia said...

What wonderful, wonderful food !
Thanks for the link ! You have made me crave that mac and cheese!
I deserve it ! LOL

VeggieGirl said...

me + carbs (especially pasta!!) = a match made in heaven :0)

ooh, I saw that tempeh-pasta dish on DGMGV's blog a few days ago, and WOW now I want to make it even more, after seeing more photos of it - yum!! Enjoy the leftovers :0)

Pink Theory said...

weird! I made mac and cheese this week too (the one that the Pleasantly Plump Vegan posted awhile back). The herbed tempeh dish sounds wonderful. Like you, I have just become fond of the stuff. I am adding you to my blogroll! :-)

laura jesser said...

Yum... Though I am not a huge pasta consumer, both of these dishes have managed to catch my eye!

Johanna3 said...

this looks so perfect!!

madeinalaska said...

yep, I am a HUGE carb fan!! noodle whatever is a-okay in my book!! I never said congrats on your recent wedding! Bravo for taking the plunge! and finding your soul mate in this crazy world! love your blog. I have been lurking for quite a while.
take care and hugs to you and your new hubby...
Julee