I remembered a recipe that I had bookmarked in Vive Le Vegan that I thought might be just what I was in the mood for. Once again, it was Dreena to the rescue!
Here we have Tomato Lentil Pasta Sauce which I served with Linguine.
The recipe said to garnish with pine nuts, hemp seed nuts or non-dairy Parmesan "cheeze". I didn't want the "cheeze" (surprised?) and I don't like pine nuts, but really like hemp seed nuts. When I served Jim his bowl, he said "What's that?" I said "Hemp seed nuts. They're good." To which he replied "Maybe to you. Your palate is used to eating bark." (he is of course joking) I said "Just try it. I know you'll like it."
And he did! He finished his in record time and said it was very good. We had a salad with it and some delicious foccacia. A few days ago, I was reading Crystal's blog and she had made foccacia and posted a picture. That got my craving started. Mine was store bought but was still very yummy (but I forgot to take a photo - sorry!). We opened a bottle of Vineland Estates Cabernet Franc, and dinner was complete. Almost.
To finish off with a little sweet treat, we had Raspberry Coconut Squares from The Everyday Vegan.
These weren't too heavy or too sweet - just perfect. We had a couple of pieces each and had to put them away before things got out of control.
Bark?! HA! Showed him, didn't I?