Thursday, March 26, 2009

Creamy Tomato Blender Sauce with Angel Hair Pasta & Cookbook Giveaway!



This is the second time making this sauce from a lovely little book called "Pasta & Vegetables". You can see the first post here. It's a vegetarian recipe that uses dairy but I was easily able to veganize this by using plain soymilk for the cow's milk and vegan parmesan for the parmesan cheese. It was delicious on top of delicate angel hair. I can see myself adding mushrooms next time or even veggie sausage!



I have an extra brand new copy of this book that I would like to give away to one of my readers. I think you will enjoy this little gem of a book. A lot of the recipes in the book are easily veganizable. Some recipes to tempt your tastebuds:

Pan-Roasted Garlic Chunks with Tomato and Arugula

Texas Tomato Cream Sauce

Moroccan Roasted Red Pepper Pasta

Orzo Vegetable Melange

Fire Roasted New Mexico Pepper Sauce

Roasted Squash Sauce with Ginger and Sherry

And many more! The best part is all the recipes are Low Fat!

To enter the contest, simply leave a comment telling me about your favorite pasta and vegetable combination and I will randomly pick a lucky person! I'm sorry but this contest is only open to US and Canadian residents! The contest ends in two weeks on April 9th. I will announce a winner on April 10th so please check back!

20 comments:

nora said...

cool, thanks for doing the giveaway! if i won this, i would definitely give it to my little sister--she's a pasta fanatic, and i'd love a new way to help her eat more vegetarian).

my favorite pasta dish i've made was the Super QUick Tomato Basil Cream Pasta from VeganYumYum, sooooo good!

http://veganyumyum.com/2008/08/super-quick-tomato-basil-cream-pasta/

herbstsonne said...

I love the Pasta Della California from Veganomicon. The creamy avocados with the linguine is just SO AMAZING!

runsarah said...

Awesome giveaway! My favourite combo is a vegan alfredo sauce, mushrooms and fettucini.

The Vegan Vagabond said...

I love your food!

My favourite pasta and veggie combo is edamame, carrots and red pepper on brown rice pasta with a orange sesame sauce. Pretty and tasty!

Mary said...

That all sounds so yummy. My favorite is the old classic, penne with broccoli, garlic, lemon juice and olive oil. Maybe some chili flakes on top. An oldie but a goodie!

Carrie said...

Yummy!! That looks so good!

It sounds boring, but my fave pasta veggie combo is whole grain spaghetti tossed with fresh grilled veggies, olive oil, and herbs. Simple but so good!

catsgalore said...

Awesome giveaway indeed! I love all things pasta so it's difficult to choose one pasta/veg combo is tough. I would have to say that always love a fettucini pasta with a ton of pesto and fresh tomatoes - it always hits the spot!

Emily said...

My favorite has got to be fusilli tossed with olive oil, brocolli, sundried tomatoes, chopped walnuts, chilli flakes, and any herbs I have on hand. So simple, but delicious!

Stacy said...

My favorite combination would have to be a scandalous amount of tomato marinara sauce with zucchini pasta. Mmmm.

BJ said...

My favorite pasta dish is one from a bread book, "No Need to Knead". It's so simple, but so good. It's simply fresh pasta topped with chopped tomatoes, garlic, basil, and splash of olive oil. Top with the ubiquitous Parmesan (vegan of course)and the secret ingredient: freshly browned bread crumbs. This is served at room temp. Even my pasta-hating hubby goes for this. However, don't try this unless you can get garden-grown tomatoes...it's just not the same.

moongirl_9_99 said...

HMMMM....Well I've never tried it but right now my favorite vegitable is zuccini! What about zuccini and flat noodles with garlic and a buttery sauce!

trucksr4gurls said...

my favorite is an eggplant creole recipe i found in an old diabetic cookbook. it was meant as a side dish, but stirred into rotini? heaven.

vijita said...

Cool!

I go the Asian root more often than not when it comes to pasta/noodles. I love either Vermicelli or Udon with peanut sauce and lots of veggies. I also love Udon in a clear broth soup, or rice noodles pad thai style!

When it comes to Italian pasta...it's a toss up between V'Con's Penne Vodka and the infamous VegNews Mac & Cheese. Yummmmmmmmm.

molly said...

hmm, favorite pasta and vegetable combination... i think i'll have to go with tomato marinara with beanballs and penne. awesome giveaway!

Melomeals: Vegan for $3.33 a Day said...

I am a die hard marinara fan.. with tons of veggies and crushed red peppers and fresh basil!

Vegyogini said...

I love pasta with roasted tomato and roasted eggplant. Yum!

Kiersten said...

Hands down, my favorite is pasta and broccoli. I used to eat this growing up and it's still a favorite of mine. Pasta with broccoli, lots of garlic, olive oil, and crushed red pepper. Yum!

Jackie Smith (the other one) said...

I like to roast romanesco with garlic, shallot, black pepper and extra virgin olive oil. Then I toss it with whatever short pasta I have on hand, along with sun dried tomato and kalamata olives.

Cindy said...

My favorite pasta combo is definitely broccoli, sundried tomatoes, and pine nuts. A little olive oil, garlic, ahhhh....perfection!

Lisa said...

Thanks for this giveaway! I've always been a pasta fiend. Lately my favorite combo involves sautéing garlic, shiitake mushrooms, and an Italian herb blend in olive oil, then adding torn-up kale, sprinkling with a little white wine and lemon juice, then covering to wilt the kale a bit. Toss that over some spaghetti and sauce, and I'm a happy camper! :)