Saturday, May 15, 2010

a versatile spread indeed

i have to start posting more than once a month--i can't believe how the time flies between posts. as i previously mentioned, mommahood and work keep me so dang bizzay i hardly have time to think about doing anything on the computer other than a quickie FB status update. i have been in the kitchen whoopin' it up, taking some photos, and trying new things. one of my recent discoveries has been this spread i scored called roland red pepper spread. it has the obvious roasted red peppers, but is also blended with sunflower oil, eggplant, and some hot red peppers. it is surprisingly spicy, but not overwhelmingly so. what have i been doing with this product? well i've avoided using it as a spread, but i've been jazzing just about everything else with it:
color lesson--here are some vegan nachos. to give my vegan nacho sauce an awesome cheezwhizzy color, i threw some of the spread in the blender. quick nacho cheez sauce off the top of my head--handful of smoked almonds, a T of miso, 1/4 cup nooch, 2 big Ts of the pepper spread, water, some tofutti sour cream, and some ms. dash chipotle flavor. puree in blender, cook on low head. rich nacho cheez sauce perfect for (duh) nachos, breadsticks, and anything else you like to smother in queso. the 'meat' in these nachos? a delicious burger blend i made from lentils. i'm trying to avoid processed vegan patties because of this article. i encourage y'all to make your own burger blend. it's cheap and the possibilities are endless.
the red pepper spread also jazzes up my i wanna be your joey ramone pizza sauce. add a couple Ts to your current recipe and try to tell me you don't notice the yummy.
i had a ton of leftover pizza sauce the next day, so i poured the whole shebang over this dish of vegan manicotti and dolloped some vegan pesto here and there. note: it was a yummy failure--i stuffed the manicotti with FYH mozzarella and spinach--not keeping in mind that it would melt and the manicotti would go flat. again, a yummy mistake.

please, tell me about your favorite all purpose product.

10 comments:

Mihl said...

I love ajvar! I always have a jar in my fridge. I love all of your ideas, too! I never thought of using it instead of pasta sauce or in nachos. That's genius!

The Voracious Vegan said...

I LOVE a good roasted pepper sauce, you are right, it is so versatile. Although, I don't think I would have ever thought to put it on nachos. It looks great all piled on there, spicy and bright red. Ohhhh I'm so hungry now....

Jen said...

@mihl and VV: i didn't put it on the nachos, i added it into my cheez sauce recipe to make the color a more bright orange.

Chelsea said...

I just had lunch and that nacho cheeze still made my mouth water!

I've only made manicotti and lasagna a few times, but I crumbled tofu with some lemon juice, nooch, basil, and spinach and spices and it was pretty tasty... sorta feta cheese consistency.

B120ryantScipio1 said...

無一事而不學,無一時而不學,無一處而不學。.............................................

韋于倫成 said...

真正的愛心,是照顧好自己的這顆心。........................................

桂竹桂竹 said...

逛到您的部落格讓我忍不住停下來!期待您的新文章!! ..................................................

展姍展姍 said...

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walsha said...

The shortest answer is doing. ............................................................

Leslie R. said...

YUM! All that food looks good. I love red pepper anything :)