Sunday, January 16, 2011

P-p-p-p-potluck! bitty teeny weeny lil' lil' ravioli!
i just made up that song.

This past saturday was one of Kenny's infamous monthly vegan potlucks. I've been living in Chicago since May and I was finally able to make it out to this one! The theme was "healthy" and let's face it folks, asking me to cook healthy is like asking the beach boys not to be hip. it just don't happen!

One perk about work is that we get to take home all of the CSA veggies that people don't get around to picking up. Thanks, rich Wicker Park dudes, for getting me local and organic produce for free! I got a ginormous butternut squash, which has been hogging the fridge for a couple weeks, so I thought I would use it to make Butternut Squash Ravioli! This turned out to be a big hit! Here's my recipe:

If you find wonton wrappers, use those. Whole Foods was out. WTF.

2 3/4 c. flour
couple dashes of salt
a few dashes ground sage
2 egg replacers
2/3 c. water

mix dry ingredients, create a well and pour water in. STIR!
let this sit while you make the filling

1 c. steamed butternut squash
minced fresh sage
1/2 c. mozzarella daiya
Tofu ricotti-
1/4 block extra firm tofu
1/2 t. each of dried parsley, oregano, basil, and thyme
about 1 1/2 t. salt
1 T. olive oil
sauteed garlic

Whirl all that ricotta shit in a food processor. Mash the butternut squash, add the tofu ricotta mix, daiya cheese, and fresh sage.

Roll out your dough hella thin, slap some filling in there, sandwich it together with a little water acting as glue, then press the edges down with a fork.

Boil water with some salt and olive oil to prevent sticking. Boil ravioli for 7-10 minutes.

Top it all off with some daiya and fresh sage.

Last step - go get 'em, tiger.

We made mini sweet potato pies at work today, which automatically made me have sweet potatoes on the brain all damn day. I was flipping through "The Dirty South Cookbook" and remember seeing a recipe for Sweet Potato Pudding. Thanks again to free CSA stuff, I had a boatload of sweet potatoes to use. My sweet lord. As cigarettes and alcohol have a warning to pregnant women and to destroying your lungs, this recipe should have been mandated by law to have a warning to those with low sugar tolerances. Hot damn was it sweet and hell yeah was it good!



adriennefriend said...

Love your blog! You are too cute. Can we catch up soon? Also, mail.