i thought it would be fun to share some of our favorite recipes. the kids and i are vegetarians. mr jones is not, he loves animal flesh. he usually grills chicken or steak to accompany whatever vegetarian meal we cook. we get asked all the time no meat?! then what do you eat? so, here's what we eat...
VEGAN TOMATO HERB PASTA SALAD
1lb whole grain fusilli pasta
2lbs mixed tomatoes, whatever tomatoes are in season, the littles love grape tomatoes
3/4 cup fresh herbs, whatever mix you like, we used just basil this time
2 Tbs finely chopped shallot
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/3 cup vegan mayonnaise
1 Tbs white wine vinegar, i used red wine vinegar
1 tsp sugar, optional, i like it to cut the tartness
salt and pepper to taste
Whisk together oil, mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar(if using it), salt and pepper in a large bowl. Chop tomatoes and toss with chopped shallot and dressing. Set aside to marinate.
Cook fusilli in a pot of salted boiling water until al dente(tender, but not mushy). Drain pasta then toss with tomatoes and dressing. Mix in herbs last.
Eat out on the porch or take on a park day picnic. Yum!