Wednesday, April 15, 2015

One Pan Mexican Quinoa

You know what's great about Damn Delicious' One Pan Mexican Quinoa , other than how it tastes? I don't have to adjust a thing to make it safe for Patrick. It's completely dairy free and vegan.

Patrick ate it up but my little one, not so much. He's not a spicy guy and this does have jalapeño in it. 

I dice them pretty small and cook them for awhile with the garlic, which really cuts the heat. This is a super quick meal as well. Other than the jalapeño, I did no chopping (I use jarred minced garlic.) So I put it all in the pan and cover it up and let it cook for 25 minutes. Super easy! 

Made a salad and a lemon vinaigrette and dinner was on the table. Hope you try it and enjoy!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Pasta with Pesto Cream Sauce

The Pasta with Pesto Cream Sauce turned out fantastic! Sometimes when I substitute so much the finished product just doesn't work, but this time it definitely did. 
To start I didn't make the pesto as suggested. I used Amore's pesto paste since its dairy free. 
Cream and butter are no nos for us so I used plain unsweetened soy milk and Earths Balance buttery sticks.
And I had some mini heirloom tomatoes to use up so I chopped them up instead of two whole tomatoes.
It turned out really well! After eating it I wish I'd put some pine nuts on top for some extra protein, but it was very tasty!