Monday, August 4, 2008

Pumpkin Baked Ziti with Caramelized Onion and Sage Bread Crumb Topping


Yet another fabulous Veganomicon recipe! This is another that I've been wanting to try for a long time, but that Brad would never go for. He doesn't like pumpkin in any capacity, so I've put it off until now, knowing that my mom would be all for it. It was awesome to have my mom's help in the kitchen. She's the one who taught me to cook when I was younger, and is a foodie just like me. I loved cooking with her tonight!

And this's to die for. As with my previous Veganomicon posts, I'm not going to share the recipe with you. I know others have, but I just don't think it's cool to do so. I strongly urge you to go pick up a copy of this cookbook. It's not let me down yet!

This recipe was my first time making a vegan ricotta substitute, which turned out beautifully. I honestly can't believe that tofu, cashews, olive oil, lemon juice and some seasoning can taste like ricotta. What a find! The ricotta is mixed with pumpkin, caramelized onions, and spices, then tossed together with the cooked pasta. On top are some gorgeous toasted bread crumbs and walnuts.

Good golly, this recipe is amazing!



sarahom said...

That's one of my favorite recipes in the book. Oliver still asks for "di-ti." Glad you enjoyed it!

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The Maiden Metallurgist said...

I made you vegan nasty nachos for dinner tonight and they were amazing. I should add that I'm not a vegan and this was my first time eating vegan "cheese." I can't believe how good dinner was tonight.

Stina said...

I love this blog. I can't wait to try out the Lentil Haystack next weekend. My family doesn't eat vegetarian...we eat ground turkey and chicken (sometimes a steak...but only sometimes)...and I love your blog and all of your ideas and suggestions.

We try to limit the meats we eat and I'm moving more towards a 'meat just once or twice a week' way of cooking. Your blog has inspired so many recipes and ideas. Thank you!!