Showing posts with label baked ziti. Show all posts
Showing posts with label baked ziti. Show all posts

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Baked Ziti, Great Greens

The Chef: Elizabeth

The Menu: A healthy, hearty take on baked ziti using gluten-free pasta, tomato sauce, and a tasty tofu ricotta. Elizabeth chose an all-green theme for today's lovely leafy salad, including romaine, green olives, cucumber, avocado, and grated zucchini.

The Goods: Is it just us, or is this week rapidly whizzing by? We can't believe tomorrow is already Thursday, which marks a celebratory occasion: SF Vegan Drinks! With the weather finally turning sunny, we can't wait to trek over to Martuni's, San Francisco's most happening piano bar, and throw back a few $5 vegan Orange Creamsicle Martinis (this month's special!) at our favorite monthly meet-up. In addition to enjoying a few drinks, we're also pumped to nosh on veggie dogs and vegan popcorn—yeah, it's pretty much the perfect trifecta of summertime treats. If you're local, stop by to meet the VN staff, make new friends, and down a few stellar sippers.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Extra-Cheesy Baked Ziti

The Chef: Elizabeth

The Menu: Cheese, and lots of it. Of course, it's non-dairy Daiya, which you may have read about once or twice on this blog before. Today's main dish had five ingredients: cheese, pasta, marinara sauce, extra garlic, and garlicky bread crumbs. Yes, those are listed in order of greatest volume. Salad? Well, we had one, but no one really cared. It might be a fact that we now just make salad in an effort to give the appearance that we eat something other than big piles of Daiya.

The Goods: Elizabeth (mistakenly) thought she had a shot at finishing off our supply of Daiya with today's ultra-cheesy baked ziti. In fact, she made a good dent, but we're not out yet. Did Ms. Laura Beck join us for lunch? Yes. Do we all have highly professional, totally appropriate, huge freaking crushes on her? Yes, yes we do. We also have a few more Go Vegan! 2010 Calendars! Congrats to Kelly G. from the hefty crop of responses yesterday! Kelly, send us an email, and we'll send your calendar right out. Now, for today's prize, leave us a comment with your favorite thing about Laura. OK, OK, since that's not entirely fair, tell us: how would you make a salad that could hold its own next to the fabulousness of super-cheesy baked ziti?