Tuesday, September 8, 2009

I Love You, Vegan Yum Yum!

I assume most vegan foodies have "to-make wish lists" a mile long. To give you an idea of how ridiculously back-logged I am, I just now made Vegan Yum Yum's Tomato Basil Cream Pasta ... though Lauren posted it in August of 2008!

I'm insane for waiting so long. This dish came together in less than 20 minutes and it's crazy, crazy good. The best part? The recipe is conveniently available on Vegan Yum Yum's FREE iPhone app! But if you don't have an iPhone, the whole thing (with gorgeous step-by-step pictures) is on Vegan Yum Yum's blog.

The sauce gets its creaminess from blended raw cashews (no soymilk!) and a large, fresh ripe summer tomato. If you haven't tried this yet, make it while the tomatoes are still tasty! There are only a few weeks of tomato time left in the South and I'd imagine it's the same in other areas as well. Ah, how I'll miss juicy summer tomatoes...

27 comments:

T said...

Oh, I love that site too... she really has a touch with pasta dishes. Her mac and cheese is also to die for.

That looks delish!

The Voracious Vegan said...

Vegan Yum Yum is the best, huh? I haven't tried this yet, but your photo has convinced me! It looks so creamy and gorgeous.

vegan.in.brighton said...

That does look pretty damn good! I tried this recipe once but my crappy old blender wouldn't blend the cashews so it was kinda lumpy...I think I'll give it another go soon.

shelby said...

This dish sounds SO GOOD.

Chocolate Covered Katie said...

I'm with you on being back-logged. My "to-make" list is overflowing!

:o/

Sarah W. said...

my "to make" list is probably 2 miles long, and currently hindered because hubby and I are squatting in the In laws house til we close on our house - 2 weeks!

so hopefully my pantry will be stocked and I'll be rarring to go for Oct - Vegan Month of Food??? does it happen every Oct? Do you know? i can't find info on this years on ppk :(

thedalyn said...

Ah, yes, I love this dish. I also just got her cookbook and I'm itching to make a few of those dishes. As for the taco salad, I probably should've clarified that the old name was race-ier. In a bad way. My mom would kill me if she knew I posted it in a public forum,but I will say that it included a derogatory name for Mexican immigrants. I'm not sure what they (my mom and grandma) were thinking; now, they're embarrassed.

pixiepine said...

I love that recipe :)

Kiersten said...

That recipe has rave reviews. I've been meaning to make it for ages now, but I get backlogged too with all the recipes I have saved!

Chrissy said...

How funny! I just rediscovered that recipe this weekend. You've inspired me to move it to the top of the to-make list!

Knit-Picky Veganista said...

...so many recipes, so little time.
Creamy sauce and pasta ~ one of my favorites.

A said...

I love Vegan Yum Yum! VYY and YOUR website are some of the first blogs I found when I went vegetarian! I have used the VYY app in the grocery store when I'm prepping to make one of her recipes! YOU should develop an app too! I'd get it! :D
-A

Amey said...

oh, thanks for the reminder about this recipe. Right now I am definitely interested in recipes that help me use up my tomatoes! Plus, Musty loves pasta more than anything else in the world.
:) hope all is well!

jessy said...

yay! i’m glad you made vegan yum yum’s tomato basil cream pasta – isn’t it the absolute best?!? you just reminded me that dan & i need to have it again! man, i need an iPhone! :) i’m gonna miss these summer ‘maters, too! sadface!

Rose said...

This one of my favs from Vegan Yum Yum too. Sometimes, I send people who are interested in vegan cooking links to some of my favorite recipes from the blogosphere...and the link to that recipe on VYY is usually on the list.

Sophia.Pflieger said...

That looks great and oh so simple,I love Rose sauce.


Sophia,
http://whatyourmommadidntknow.blogspot.com/

VeggieGirl said...

SENSATIONAL comfort-food pasta!

Erin said...

I haven't tried this yet either, but it does look ridiculously tasty and amazing.

Northern Vegan said...

this will definitely be my next pasta dinner. looks impossibly creamy! cant wait. thx for sharing!

nora said...

Oh my gosh, Bianca, I totally agree! I made this in Scotland last year, and I couldn't believe how delicious it was compared to how simple and easy to make it was too. I made it for my parents over the summer too and they were practically worshiping me..

Andréa N. said...

Wow! I had seen it before, but now that you mentioned it, I started craving it again. We're making it tonight!

Thanks for the inspiration! :)

Sal said...

I know this one off by heart, I make it so often. It really is an awesome and fast recipe isn't it. I love it.

Mary said...

Looks good! Thanks for the reminder. I'll move this recipe to the front of the line.

Cyn said...

That recipe is so good! I made it once last summer and it was fantastic.

Katrina Adams-Burnside said...

I made this Tomato Basil Cream pasta tonight. It was delish! My kiddos even liked it, especially my son. Thank you!

Liz² said...

done, bookmarked, lunch tomorrow !

Nachos said...

I made my own version of this last night (subbed in some red capsicum/bell pepper because I didn't have enough tomato). You totally inspired me to do it.

I honestly thought creamy stuff made from cashews was a stupid idea... Plus I'm not a fan of cashews... But you made me want it so much.

What a stunning recipe, thank you!!!!!