This dinner came together with minimal effort and minimal time.
Mini bell peppers were left from the student snack (go figure, Kindergarteners don’t devour sweet peppers) so I took the remainder home and promptly forgot about them.
Fortunately, they mostly kept their freshness, and I decided to turn them into a pasta sauce.
I roasted as many as were still good, probably about 3 cups before roasting, at 400F until soft and browned; perhaps 45 minutes.
Then I whirred them in a chopper until creamy. Next, I added some nut milk, garlic powder, red pepper flakes, nutritional yeast, salt, and onion powder until the consistency seemed good and the flavor had some depth to it.
Then I cooked the pasta, drained it, and while it was still warm, added the sauce and mixed it all in.
See? Super lazy and fast.
I did add a couple of fried eggs and harissa on top once served. This is easily vegan if you leave off eggs.
Low waste meal preparation needn’t be complicated. 🙂
Peace and love,
This was an attempt at doing away with plastic cling wrap. I actually saw a version of these from Quitokeeto, the shop run by Heidi Swanson of 101cookbooks.com.
I didn’t want to pay for them, as my sewing skills are passable, and linen is easy to come by. In fact, I already had linen in my closet waiting to be used.
I used my largest Pyrex bowl as a guide to draw a circle on the linen, making sure I measured 2 inches wider around the entire circumference. Cut 2.
Sew pieces together near the edge with wrong sides facing, leaving ample space for elastic, as well as turning out. I don’t think linen has a wrong side.
Turn outside out. Sew the elastic encasing about 1/2 inch from edge. Use a safety pin to weave 1/4 inch elastic into the encasing through the gap. Cut and sew elastic ends together.
Turn in raw edges at opening, then sew shut.
The green bowl pictured is a medium-sized bowl, and this linen can be used on a range of sizes.
I wanted it to not be thin, so that is why I doubled up on the cloth. I use this for proofing bread, covering up a salad in the refrigerator, traveling food items, and as a shower cap. Just kidding, but it looks just like one.
Peace and love,