Sunday, January 5, 2014

Happy New Year 2014! (Penne Puttanesca with Charred Broccolini)

Penne Puttanesca with Charred Broccolini
I'm dating a new man (as of mid-July 2013), he's so great. I'd like to tell you more about him, but I want to get to our plan for 2014.
As I'm sure some of you know, I have many vegan cookbooks. I need to update my library list. There's even more because I have a sickness for buying vegan books on Besides that, I've begun to use 20-or-so recipes, rather than trying something else. Although I have eaten a lot of great vegan dishes that Carlos, my boyfriend, has cooked up. Amazing.

We decided on The Veggie-Lover's Sriracha Cookbook: 50 Vegan "Rooster Sauce" Recipes that Pack a Punch to start. It was his Christmas gift  from me. I bought a couple bottles of sriracha and a sriracha t-shirt from to make him a themed gift. First up was Penne Puttanesca with Charred Broccolini.

Carlos made this while I was doing . . . something . . . I can't recall if I was napping or what. In fact, he went out and bought the few items we didn't have for the recipe, and he cooked. And washed the dishes.

Folks, this man is amazing.

Admittedly, I was a tad nervous it would be too spicy for me. But it wasn't. The charred broccolini was perfect, and so was the sauce. Olives are not my favourite, but they were great for this dish. Very flavourful. Excited for next week's dish.