Bite Sized Thoughts: Spaghetti with cumin-spiced tomato split pea sauce
Kari of Bite Sized Thoughts came in early with a Spaghetti with cumin-spiced tomato split pea sauce with some amazing pink beetroot spaghetti. I am not familiar with split peas in a pasta sauce, or cumin. Sounds great. More familiar and very welcome is lots of vegies and coloured pasta. It seems I need to be more adventurous with legumes in pasta. Kari also recommends eating these as leftovers, if you don't gobble them all up at once!
Green Gourmet Giraffe: Cheesy peas sauce
Tinned Tomatoes: Warm dressed noodle salad
Deena Kakaya: Indian Spiced Pea Puree PastaI was really interested in the Indian spiced pea puree pasta sauce sent in my Deena Kakaya. Her blog is new to me but I loved the idea of pureeing petit pois and creme fraiche with Indian spices. Though she indicated any sort of pasta in her recipe, she only had a photo of this with short pasta so we will all have to imagine how lovely and green it might look with long pasta. She offers this recipe as an example of how to eat interesting food on a budget
Makey Cakey: Chard, pecan and lime pesto
Bricole: Burnt wheat sagne incannulate
Simona of Bricole impressed me by making her own pasta. I have never encountered this sagne incannulate before. It is a long spiral pasta that Simona made with a burnt wheat flour that made it a stylish grey hue. She paired it with ricotta and figs for a truly unusual and inspiring pasta. I live in hope of trying my hand at pasta-making one day. Simona gives me much to aspire to.
Coconut and Berries: Tofu miso udon noodle soup
Lastly one of my Vegan Mofo pals, Emma of Coconut and Berries made a tofu miso udon noodle soup. For Vegan Mofo, she spent the month working her way through an A-Z of pantry ingredients. U was for Udon Noodles. She was inspired by a restaurant meal to make healthy comforting slurpy noodles. I have made a similar dish often in the past but not recently. This is a timely reminder that I must make more healthy noodle soups.
Head to Jacqueline's Pasta Please page for details of the event in October.