I guarantee that almond lovers with swoon with delight over these crunchy and highly addictive almonds roasted with salty tamari. Considering that they are so ridiculously easy to make, it's a wonder that I ever purchased overpriced bags of pre-prepared tamari almonds from stores — which sometimes even included ingredients other than just raw almonds and tamari.
This recipe makes a full pan so you'll have some on hand to snack on throughout the week when you get the munchies. Although, if you're a certain friend of mine, a full batch might only last a day!
I'll be the first to admit that baking does present greater challenges than most of the dinners I cook because the chemistry is usually more precise, but in the case of muffins, only a few fundamentals are necessary to understand and you'll get perfect muffins each and every time. It is important to measure out the dry ingredients separately from the moist ingredients and then stir the moist ingredients into the dry ingredients until just combined without over-mixing.
Combining plump buttery chickpeas with spinach and beets in a creamy coconut milk and tomato gravy with aromatic spices not only puts plenty of flavor on the plate, but also provides for a complete, filling and wonderfully nourishing meal served with fresh cooked white or brown rice or a flat bread. And with curry powder and panch phoran spice blends made up ahead of time, it comes together in no time at all.
Fettuccine Alfredo is a classic Italian creation that is essentially egg noodle pasta smothered in a rich sauce of butter and Parmesan cheese, and sometimes cream. When I first became a vegetarian, it was one of the only dishes I could eat when dining out, assuming it was on the menu, unless I wanted a boring salad with little substance instead. Of course, now that vegetarianism has become a choice for a much greater number of people worldwide, vegetarian options are more varied in restaurants now than ever before.
But what to do for vegans if they remember this dish and enjoyed it? After all, butter and cheese are off limits. I'm not strictly vegan, so I can still enjoy the classic preparation, and have made it at home, but I wanted to try a vegan version, with the twist of adding some grilled vegetables on the side too with the sauce. Cashews and nutritional yeast to the rescue again! I used shell pasta instead of fettuccine to "cradle" the cashew Alfredo sauce. The result was a filling and comforting chilly weather meal. I didn't miss the cheese and I don't think you will either. As always, nuts and nutritional yeast makes for a nice substitute that is protein rich and wholesomely delicious and satisfying.