Sunday, February 24, 2013
Alright! We brought Pasta Sunday's back! That has not happened in a long time, I must say. I'm not sure why, but like I've said previously, I just have been in a very strange, uninspired mood with my cooking lately.
Anyway, on Friday I went to Seaside Market in Cardiff and they had samples of this stuff called "Chimpesto." I never really got an answer as to why it's called that, but it's REALLY good, and totally vegan, so I had to buy some to make pesto pasta. It's way easier than trying to make it myself, because, for one -- whenever I try to make pesto it just never turns out right. I don't know why. Also, I have bad luck with keeping herbs alive and growing in my kitchen, so I stopped bothering and rarely have fresh basil on supply.
I made half a package or whole wheat bow-tie pasta and when that was done, I added some hearts of palm and artichoke hearts, and piled on the "chimpesto." I made some fresh garlic bread and sliced some heirloom tomatoes for the side. Oh, and I actually did have a half-dying basil plant leftover from something else I made, so for garnish I added a nice little basil leave on the tomatoes. Voila.
Will thought I was actually making the pesto myself, and when he saw the package he said I cheated, but hello, that did not stop him from practically eating the whole pot and barely leaving any for me. So I think there were no complaints coming from that department.