Trying something new in the kitchen is something not many people are comfortable with. I thought I'd give it a go, while "grocery shopping" in my fridge and seeing what produce I had available. I needed to make something quick and easy and concocted this red pepper sauce. Many recipes require roasting the produce first, which would give it a different yet tasteful flavor.
Creamy yet "cheesy." Fresh and delicious. Brighten up your pasta with a new type of sauce. One that is easy and ready in under thirty minutes!
Vegan Creamy Red Pepper Pasta
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
1 package of pasta
2 tbsp olive oil
5 garlic cloves
1/2 medium onion, chopped (1 cup)
2.5 red peppers
2 tbsp nutritional yeast
1 tbsp corn starch
1.5 cups of nondairy milk
Salt, pepper + oregano to taste
Cook the noodles according to the package's directions. Sauté the onion, garlic and olive oil until cooked in a pan. Once cooked, combine that along with the remaining sauce ingredients into a blender. Blend until smooth. Return the mixture to a sauce pan and cook for 7-10 minutes or until tasty and thicker. Pour on top of the cooked noodles and serve warm.
**Note if you want a roasted flavor, roast the pepper, onion and garlic in the oven, with olive oil wrapped in foil.
Last night I watched a documentary about World War I, "They Shall Not Grow Old." A different era indeed, but a time when men were men as compared today the millennial man-child.
Today, our societal shift is becoming more self-centered, self-absorbed and narcissistic. We've become less mature than our ancestors, in part because life has become "easy" to survive. Adults today have the maturity of a twelve-year old, many acting like their own "Sun-God."
Maturity comes with experience and not necessarily always dictated by one's age. Caring about people, caring about life, caring about how you impact others and/or the world is a sign of maturity. Maturity is the point where two people can agree to disagree and still respect one another. Maturity is when we appreciate and respect the small things in life. It is a time of being selfless and know there is more to life than you, your ego and your worries.
As always, inspired by the sun,
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Inspired by the budding tulips and my former recipe, Roasted Agave-Mandarin Rainbow Carrots, I decided to remake this sweet vegetable side dish. Forget fruit loops, "taste the real rainbow," through consuming the heartiness of colorful produce that comes directly from the earth.
Although winter, it is important to consume the rainbow. The light in our world increases as we inch our ways closer to the spring solstice. Light, like the rainbow, fulfills our body with much needed nutrients and energy during the last half of winter.
The beauty of natural food and nature should not be taken for granted. Nature itself is an artist, an array of colorful produce grown alongside diverse species of plants, flowers and trees. Life, like nature, is beautiful in its divine pattern and order. Whatever comes your way in life, be prepared for the lessons but also be open to receiving love from the divine and energy from plants.
Both will nourish and fulfill you on your path and journey in life. Happy Eating!
“Life throws challenges and every challenge comes with rainbows and lights to conquer it.”
I had fear. Fear is real. Fear is a legit feeling one has toward something. At points on the camino, I had meltdowns as I was the only soul on the trail. At times I felt alone. This triggered my wound on the fear of being alone. At times I have no fear of being on my own. I have my own peace, but I have found that going through life with another human being is one of the most precious gifts in life.
Love will always be the most powerful force on the planet.
My camino was a cathartic purge, a trail that led me to a new chapter.
The Camino de Santiago was a lifesaver. It initiated a new chapter in my book of life. A rebirth. A coming out as Christian. I found a new love with life, myself, the planet, Christ and God.
Even if it doesn't work out like I'd hope, my soul has been called to further the spread the light from a new lens. Before the camino, I had dreams of writing a book about my experience. I've had inklings about writing another book over the last year. But this time, the title would be, "Finding Home."
I don't know how many times I cried in 2018, definitely over one hundred. But, not all tears are tears of sadness. Some tears were tears of happiness. Other tears were emotional due to being touched by God.
Although most of my Jesus Year was rough, I am thankful for everything I learned because it's led me to a better place. Like a graduation, my "diploma" from divorce has led me to be wise like a serpent, and innocent like a dove. We'll see what God and life has in store for me. Que Sera Sera.
Happy Jesus Year to you! Check out my Camino de Santiago Portuguese Way videos on Youtube!
Elizabeth Rae Kovar M.A. is Author of her memoir, Finding Om and is a Fitness Trainer, Yogi, Reiki Master, Presenter and Lover of Life. To view her portfolio please visit www.elizabethkovar.com
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