Vegan Pasta Alfredo And Lemon Poppyseed Scones

July 26, 2010 by Keri

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!

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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.)

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  1. Wow, hand me a scone. That would go well with my iced coffee that I should not be having. 🙂 You have a cutie there. To think I have 2 years to wait to have mine….

  2. Eric Fortney says:

    I will have to try that veganfredo dish. I loved authentic Alfredo BV (Before Vegan).

    Kids nowadays–I too have a hard time believing I say things like that–really don’t play outside anymore . But at least we make sure our children go out often to ride bikes, go for walks, run around in the sprinkler or just play in the fresh air and sunshine. Like my wife and I did back in the old days 😉

    • Keri says:

      I like that- BV! Yeah, I hope he learns to appreciate those things rather than think we’re just hippies. What they call “exercise” now, we used to just call having a good time!!

  3. Stefanie says:

    May I have a scone please? They look delish. That pasta looks great too. So rich and flavorful.

    Now a days kids can be found in front of the TV playing games. I spent a lot of my summer days out riding my bike, playing with friends, or swimming. It is a shame technology has become more important to some kids then spending time outside in the fresh air.

    • Keri says:

      Thank you! 🙂 I know- when I was a kid we couldn’t be found inside on a summer day for anything. They say it’s a different world now- not safe- but part of that is because if a kid does go outside there isn’t another large group of kids hanging out… the whole neighborhood isn’t out together like when we were young.

  4. Jenny says:

    That makes me want to have a tea party right now. All by myself. I wish we lived somewhere where it was possible to get on a bike and go riding. 🙁

  5. LynziMarie says:

    your little boy SO cute!! Those scones look incredible… wanna send me some?! hehe 😉

  6. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) says:

    oooh lemon poppyseed…my dad of all people would run!! to your house for those!

    thanks for the sticker info, whew! i feel better actually using them now …ha!

  7. Danielle (Runs on Green) says:

    haha I heard about the poppyseed myth but I didn’t know it was actually true! I wonder how many poppyseeds youd have to eat…

    • Keri says:

      On Mythbusters he ate a few bagels because they thought it was going to be a lot and he tested positive. They called drug testing companies and such and they said it can happen with just a serving or two of muffin/cake/bagel/etc. I don’t know.. maybe it’s wacky, but true! 😛