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Saturday, August 3, 2019

Elementary, My Dear Vegan: Mediterranean Takeout

Hi everyone! Today is the first day of my Vegan MoFo theme “Elementary, My Dear Vegan.” Holmes and Watson very rarely cook for themselves; when they do, it’s usually very simple (and largely vegetarian) meals. They also order a lot of takeout, as noted at the end of S1E2 (“While You Were Sleeping”) when Watson brings in dinner…

Holmes: More malodorous takeout. How wonderful. What is this, five nights in a row?
Watson: It’s Mediterranean. I hope you like garlic.

Since no specific dishes were mentioned, I flipped to the garlic listing in the index of The Mediterranean Vegan Kitchen by Donna Klein, and decided to make the spaghettini with walnut-garlic sauce. It was a very simple recipe (and I made it even simpler by not toasting the walnuts and using dried parsley instead of fresh). I served it with some Aldi vegan meatballs, and it was quite tasty… 



Here’s Rogue during the serious business of kneading me before settling in for cuddles… 


Peace. :)

12 comments:

  1. That sounds so good! Before I went gluten free one of my favorite easy meals was pasta with olive oil, garlic and nooch. Walnuts sound like a perfect addition!!
    I need to watch Elementary! I don't have a TV, I wonder if Netflix has it? I always loved Sherlock HolmesQ!
    Hi cuddly Rogue!!!

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    1. Oooh, I should definitely add some nooch to the leftovers!
      It looks like it's Hulu that has Elementary (seasons 1-6). (The seventh and final season is wrapping up this month; there's only two new episodes left!)
      She is so cuddly! :)

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  2. Ooh, I love a good walnut sauce! It looks like you cut the same corners I often do, too--I usually don't bother toasting my nuts and since I killed off my container herb garden (sigh) I don't often have fresh herbs to use. But you can usually get away with not toasting nuts and using dried or frozen herbs, in my experience.

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    1. I haven't tried growing any herbs in my garden yet; I might need to dedicate a section next year to some herbs and see how it goes! :)

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  3. Oh wow! Walnut garlic sauce sounds DELICIOUS!! That is such a great idea, the meal looks and sounds delicious. Hi Rogue!!

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    1. Thanks, Sarah! It really was delicious! :)

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  4. I always love a good walnut sauce!!!! Those Aldi meatballs look delicious!!! And calicos have a special place in my heart, dearest Rogue. <3

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    1. Thanks, Janyce! Aldi's vegan meatballs are so good! :)

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  5. That looks lovely! Walnut garlic sauce sounds interesting, I often find walnuts a bit bitter, is there any bitterness in it?

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    1. Thanks, Susan! The recipe's recommended toasting of the walnuts might help if you normally find them bitter, but the sauce didn't taste bitter to me! :)

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  6. That sounds like a delicious sauce. My general philosophy in life is the more garlic, the merrier!

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    1. You really can't go wrong with garlic, haha! :D

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