Okay...on to some good food. :o) I had pasta again last night...surprised? I had a box of pasta salad in the cabinet that I wasn't going to make, so I decided to just use the pasta out of the box for this meal, and throw away the seasoning pack (it had expired anyway). I added a little oregano, basil, garlic powder, salt and pepper to some canned fire roasted tomatoes. I sauteed some baby portobellos in a little olive oil and red wine and then added them to the tomato sauce. I then added the cooked pasta and let that simmer for about 10 minutes.
Tony couldn't pass up the opportunity to try the pasta this time. Just overlook the fish in his plate and look at that large serving of pasta he got....ha... Hey...at least he tried it and liked it. :o) Oh yeah...I had two of those crescent rolls also. I just forgot to put them on my plate when I took the picture. I love that crescent rolls are vegan!
Oh, I also made some Parmesan "cheez" over the weekend, which I forgot to put on my pasta last night. I did remember to put it on my pasta for lunch today, and it was delish. I used Aimee's recipe from The Global Vegan. I did make one change though. I didn't have any light miso, so I used a tablespoon of tahini. It turned out great. I don't know what it would taste like with the miso, but the taste is really good with the tahini! I can't seem to find miso in my local grocery store, so it's on my Whole Foods list for whenever I get the time to make that hour trek to Memphis. I must admit...that list is getting really long. :o)
I promise...no pasta tonight! :o) I also wanted to answer the question about how my first vegan Thanksgiving went. I had several people ask me about it. The only food I had was my dressing and salad that I made for everyone. I don't think everyone fully understands the concept of being "vegan". I still have some that question me and wonder why I can't eat the sweets and all the other veggies, but everyone is trying to understand a little better. I didn't get harassed about it or anything, so I was really thankful of that. In all, it went great. I will say that after seeing what all my blogger friends made and ate for Thanksgiving, I will be better prepared next year. I'm getting some ideas for Christmas too. :o)