Not to get all gushy and vegan celeb-worship-y, but I love Sarah Kramer! My first vegan cookbook was Garden of Vegan, years before I actually went all the way with the dairy-free, egg-free purge. These days, Sarah's purdy face graces my kitchen wall in her 2010 Go Vegan wall calendar.
Each month features one delicious vegan recipe, and I'm cooking each month-by-month ... because I'm nerdy like that. April's installment is Matthew's Spicy Tomato, Peanut, and Kale Pasta:
I'm not sure who Matthew is, but he came up with a damn good pasta recipe. And easy as pie too. Actually easier than pie!
The sauce is made with canned tomato juice, peanut butter, and fresh local kale. Oh, and a little sriracha. That's it. I served the creamy, fiery sauce over whole wheat pasta shells and a small side salad made with local veggies from the farmer's market. Vegweb lists a version of the recipe here, though it's not exactly the same as the one listed in the calendar (for example, the Vegweb recipe calls for flax seed, but Sarah's does not). It's pretty close though.
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