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Super-Creamy, Super-Cheesy Vegan Pasta Bake

28 May

This is the single creamiest, cheesiest thing I have eaten in all my years of being vegan.  Also, it makes me realise how lucky I am to have fairly easy access to the ingredients to make something like this happen – I know it won’t be as easy for some, but let me tell you this fifteen-minute pasta bake is well worth going out of your way for.

What you’ll need:

  • Pasta, some kind of short twirly or shell pasta, whatever you like.  Two cooked and drained serves (or more if you like)
  • 1 tin of crushed tomatoes.  Whatever brand and style you like – if you buy them with herbs and onion, just omit any more herbs and onion (or don’t, it’s up to you!)
  • 1 regular sized onion, chopped and lightly browned
  • 1 grated wheel of either Cheezly super-melting edam or Cheezly super-melting mozzarella.  I confess, I used half a wheel of each mixed together but I remember how expensive Cheezly was in Australia, so I wouldn’t have done it there!
  • 1 regular-size carton of Oatly oat cream.  You could use Soyatoo, but it wouldn’t be the same.

What to do:

  • Put the cooked and drained pasta in the bottom of your baking dish.  In a mixing bowl, combine all other ingredients and pour over the top.  Mix lightly, so all the pasta is covered.  Pop in the oven for 15 minutes.  Eat.
  • Celebrate the cheesiest, creamiest, easiest vegan dinner you have ever made.

Grate...

...mix...

...bake!

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I heart Nacho Pizza!

1 Aug

Now, obviously everyone has a weird or crazy pizza that they just love.  S’ is cheese.  I know what you’re thinking: that’s not weird or crazy.  That’s just the kind of guy that S is.  Usually when we have pizza I have some kind of mix of veges – usually just whatever is in the fridge.  But, this is my favorite pizza, it just requires a little bit more preparation that throwing a bunch of veges on a pizza base.

I didn’t make these bases.  We bought them from our crazy organic supermarket.  They’re rye, and let me tell you they were both expensive and delicious.

The base-sauce on the Nacho Pizza consists of a can of Red Kidney Beans, half mashed and with a bit of tomato, capsicum and chili stirred through.  On top of that went the corn chips.  On top of that went a fresh salsa of tomato, coriander, cucumber and red onion.  On top of that I grated some super melting Edam Style Cheezly.  Bake until it’s looking deliciously pizza-ish and top with guacamole and more fresh salsa.

I have made this without the Cheezly, and I kind of think it might be better without it.  I’m starting to go off the ‘substitutes’ for two main reasons – 1. I don’t need them, and they’re generally not super healthy and 2. I’m not going to be able to afford them in the U.K so I should get used to not having them now.

Anyway – we have just pulled dinner out of the oven, and a glass of wine has just landed on the table in front of me!