Kombucha And Vegan Pasta Night

April 15, 2010 by Keri

Today was a little hectic, hence the simple meal.  It was going really well until my two year old got his hands on my netbook and stomped on it while I was doing the slow motion cinematic, “Noooooo”.  Apparently he wanted it to open all the way flat, like a book.  So it does now.  Oh well, it’s just a thing and my husband is going to fix it as best he can.  The worst thing about not having my netbook is I get so used to getting things done a certain way, on a certain machine, that it throws me off when I have to use someone else’s or even another one of ours.  Anyway, enough about that nontragedy .

This morning I tried kombucha for the first time.  I’ve see it going around on blogs a lot lately, which peaked my curiosity.  Last night when we were near a Whole Foods I ran in to pick one up, but unsure of which to try, I came out with three:  Mango, Greens, and Superfruit.  After reading a bit about kombucha, as well as asking around, I decided it wouldn’t be too life threatening to try it, so I popped open the Mango and poured half into a wine glass.  I have to be honest, after reading about it I was prepared for it to be like drinking straight raw vinegar and it’s most likely that preparation that made me think, hey this is pretty good!  I likened the flavor to drinking a mimosa with vinegar.  I didn’t feel any sort of instant miraculous energy, but it didn’t make me feel ill in any way either. Let me know what you think about kombucha!

Kombucha

For lunch I had my favorite, an avocado and tomato sandwich, with sides of tofu scramble and pink cole slaw.  The tofu scramble was composed of tofu, kale, collard greens, Daiya cheddar shreds, and a little salt and pepper.  I don’t even know if it’s possible to make a bad tofu scramble, but this one was so amazing in its Daiya cheesiness glory.  I also absolutely adore the pink cole slaw; it tastes like something straight from a restaurant or picnic, and is even better after a day of the flavors melding in the refrigerator.

Vegan Salad Recipes

When dinner rolled around I was really tired and didn’t have a lot of time, so I went with my old standby, whole wheat spaghetti.  While the vegan pasta boiled, I sautéed zucchini with a little fresh minced onion and tomato.  When the zucchini was tender I poured in my favorite organic jarred sauce, and viola, I had a semi-homemade sauce.  I also roasted up some broccoli to go on the side (No, I don’t have an addiction- it’s just really, really good!) and finished it off by topping my homemade rosemary bread with a little vegan margarine, garlic powder, and nutritional yeast and toasting it in the oven.  It was a very simply yet delicious meal and filling as well, which was good because we were all starving from a long day of work and play!

Vegan Pasta Recipes

While I was outside I snapped a few pictures which I’ll end the post.  The first is a tree in our front yard and the scent is absolutely heavenly.   Every spring when it gets windy it looks like it’s snowing right over our driveway because of its white petals showering down.  The second is at the end of our culdesac.  There is a lovely flowering tree, but if you look to the ground you’ll see a single red flower.  That lonely red tulip comes up every year; I wonder how it got to be the only one.  Well, I hope everyone had a great day!  Thank you for your comments on today’s Your Thoughts Thursday and if you haven’t shared your thoughts, I’d love to hear what you have to say!

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Comments

  1. Victoria says:

    Ohhhhhhhhhhh what a pretty plate..

  2. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) says:

    oooh the flowers and the spagh meal…beautiful!
    and here’s to mom’s having 10 mins of girl talk uninterrupted. you know that never happens though 🙂

  3. Tiffany says:

    Mmmm everything looks really tasty! I’ve noticed all of the kombucha talk in the blogosphere, too, and I’m very curious about it…but alas, I still have not gotten my hands on any yet.

  4. YAYYY!!!! I’m so glad you tried kombucha…and even more glad that you tried it out of a wine glass! It makes all the difference 😉

  5. Amanda says:

    Your tofu scramble and spaghetti look delicious!! And as far as broccoli addictions go, it’s pretty much the only “healthy” vegetable I just like and can add to anything – I feel ya!