Vegan Pasta Alfredo And Lemon Poppyseed Scones
It’s been such a lovely Monday! Yep, I really used the words lovely and Monday in the same sentence. This morning the little man and I got in an hour bike ride; I wanted to go longer but he insisted it was time for a snack- some fruit, preferably a mango. His demands are getting much more specific so quickly and it cracks me up. One question I had while we were on our outing, where are all the children?! It was 10:15 to 11:15 in the morning on a gorgeous summer day and riding all over town, we didn’t see a single one. Now I know a lot of parents work, but those kids are still somewhere– with babysitters, grandparents, small home daycare providers. There aren’t any mega daycares around here we neglected to pass. I guess kids don’t roll out of bed and hit their bike pedals like we did when I was a kid, anxious to meet up and play, build imaginary forts, and just run around aimlessly. And yes, I’m officially old now that I’ve said “kids today”.
Since we got home just in time to make lunch, we went to the kitchen to get to work. I whipped up another test recipe from Hearty Vegan, Pasta Alfredo. All I have to say about this one is wow! This vegan pasta recipe is amazing. Sure, it’s not so calorie-friendly, but hey, neither is nonvegan alfredo your momma (or your Olive Garden?) used to make. My husband fell all puppy-eyes in love with this dish, having no problem cleaning his bowl. It was decadent, rich, delicious, and all in about 17 minutes from start to finish!
I had been planning on making their Lemon Poppyseed Scones as well, so after a fantastic lunch, I got to work on these coffee house treats. Not only were the scones simple to make, but they turned out beautiful and delicious as well. I would be more than proud to serve these glazed lemon poppyseed scones at my next tea party. But that would mean I’d have to start having tea parties, so I guess they’ll just have to make an amazing dessert. In the name of testing though, we had to split one right away. Yum! According to Mythbusters and Seinfeld, no one in this house would pass a drug test now. (Supposedly, poppy seeds make you test positive for opiates, if you missed those episodes.)