Thursday, October 18, 2007

My Kinda Easy Dinner

A How To:

After a breakfast of Wheatabix (I've only just discovered these, yum!) with dried cranberries, dried blueberries, and soy milk, chop some garlic and saute in olive oil.

Open a 28 oz. can of organic crushed tomatoes and toss them in with that fragrant garlic (mmmm, garlic in the morning).


Add tomato paste, oregano, basil, sea salt, black pepper, and sugar to taste. Allow to simmer on med heat while you clean up the kitchen.

Stir and cover sauce, lower the heat, and go about your business for
the day, making a stop over now and then to stir the sauce and appreciate the aroma.

At lunch time, enjoy leftover Spicoli Burgers on a homemade roll with a flax oil and balsamic slurry for dipping.


Some time later in the afternoon, succumb to the dreaming you've been doing from too many trips to the ppk where all the amazing vegan folks are porning their vegan prowess, and make these.
oh yeah, they are insanely good! You can find the recipe here. I used spelt flour and MAN, they're magically delicious! oh...don't forget to ice 'em!Eat not one but two of those cinnamon buns and realize that dinner will be later than you'd originally planned. No matter, the sauce just gets better and better as the day wears on.

Finally when the tummy starts growlin and those cinnamon rolls are long digested, toss two pkgs of Boca Crumbles into the sauce, stir, cover, and jack up the heat just a touch. Boil water for pasta (we enjoyed whole wheat angel hair) and toss whatever veggies you have (we had zuke and 'shrooms) under the broiler with a little olive oil, balsamic vinegar, sea salt, pepper, and garlic.
Viola! Easy dinner is served and satisfying. So filling, in fact, we're pretty glad we had dessert first! ;)

17 comments:

Vegan_Noodle said...

How funny, at first I thought you had added garlic to your wheatabix :-) I love making my own pasta sauce, slow simmering, fills the house with such an amazing aroma.
I am craving a cinnamon roll now, big time.

bazu said...

Sounds like my kind of dinner! I love the pasta and the cinnamon rolls. (Wheatabix is a different story for me...)

VeggieGirl said...

NICE!!! this dinner sounds absolutely fantastic - I too love making my own pasta sauce (with plenty of roasted garlic - yum!!)

Weetabix is an incredible cereal - I made some Carob-Hemp Squares recently (I blogged about them about a week - two blog posts - ago), and I used the Weetabix Crispy Flakes n' Fiber variety, for the cereal crumbs - delish! :0)

and WOW those cinnamon rolls look positively scrumptious and decadent!

Melissa said...

Oh my gosh, those cinnamon rolls look positively divine. I am on that like white on rice this weekend. Dang!

Melissa said...

"Eat not one but two of those cinnamon buns and realize that dinner will be later than you'd originally planned. No matter, the sauce just gets better and better as the day wears on."

Sounds like my house! haha.

vko said...

you make everything so easy & breezy- I think I can smell those cinnamon rolls. yum.

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reiskeks said...

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Courtney said...

I love making tomato sauce like that--all day slowly simmering away...yum! Yours looked amazing!


Courtney

Johanna3 said...

I too thought you had added garlic to your wheatabix LOL!!!

i never taste them, not around here.

those rolls and salsa looks totally yummy!

the pleasantly plump vegan said...

the cinnamon rolls look like they turned out great.

Kati said...

Oh wow - those cinnamon buns look divine...

veggie barbie girl said...

Yea, I sorta thought the weetabix was going into the sauce too! Thats pretty funny! But it looks good.

aTxVegn said...

I just love to make cinnamon rolls and yours look so great! BTW, you were a JUGE inspiration when considering my breakfast dinner.

stonielove said...

those cinnamon rolls look so fabulous! i've never had weetabix... mmm...

Monika K said...

I like the story line/recipe in this blog. Sounds like dinner (and breakfast and cinnamon rolls) was delicious!

laura jesser said...

Wow, that sauce sounds sooo good, cooked all day like that!

And to those cinnamon rolls--keep away from me, lest I devour each and every one!!