Vegan Creamy Mushroom Linguine

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Strong desires push you to create things. I wanted some creamy pasta and I think I figured out a way how to get some. Creamy pasta with an earthy aroma pairs perfectly with garlic and extra virgin olive oil.

1 Onions
1/2 lb (or more)Portabella Mushrooms
3 cloves Garlic
1/2 c Almond milk
1 tbsp Arrowroot powder
1/2 tsp buckwheat flower
Parsley
Pepper
Salt
Olive oil

Pasta

Cook the pasta according to package instructions. While the pasta is cooking, sauté diced onions, mushrooms, and crushed garlic on olive oil. When the onions have browned a little add salt, pepper and parsley along with almond milk, buckwheat powder and arrowroot powder. Let it simmer for a few minutes and transfer into a food processor. When the pasta is done cooking drain and add a little bit of olive oil (if an extreme garlic lover add some crushed raw garlic with the olive oil) and serve topped or mixed in with this sauce. Sprinkle parsley and cracked pepper on top. Enjoy!

 

Chia Seed Pudding

Chia Seed Pudding

 

There are a lot of variations that could be done but this is a basic one. I wanted to try the flavor of chia seeds without the added vanilla or chocolate. I enjoyed chia seed pudding and the fruit complement the pudding really well.

Ingredients

1/4 cup chia seeds
2/3 cup water

Mix water and chia seeds together and let sit in the refrigerator until pudding like. Top with fruit, nuts, and maple syrup. Enjoy!

Attempting to sew

first sewing crafts

New Years, New Skills. So I decided to learn how to sew. And these are my first three projects. Baby underwear, baby corduroyed pants, and a fold up tote. I also made Sashenka a Valentine’s gift but that I will not share 🙂 . I had a lot of fun making these and was surprised at how well they turned out. I didn’t even buy any fabric except for the white doted one on the tote. All the other fabric came from clothes that we do not wear and I did not throw/give away yet.

I first made the tote using this and this tutorial combined. I wanted to make a simple tote but when I looked for tutorials I was torn by the numerous gorgeous totes there are. I started making the first because I loved the idea that you can fold it up and the button is adorable. But then I wanted my tote to have lining because I did not have the straightest cuts or seams and wanted to line my tote and found the later tutorial.

Next I made baby boy underwear. I wanted to go and buy some cute boy underwear for our almost 4 month old because we EC but realized that they do not make underwear for baby boys. You can find some cute girl ‘diaper covers’ but no practical functional underwear for a baby to be in. And I guess that’s because there is no demand on underwear for babies. Most kids are not potty trained till four years of age, but that’s another story. Long story short, I found this tutorial online but re-sized the pattern to Aurelius’ measurements. They fit just right and even have a real fly.

Lastly I made him pants from a pair of my pants that ripped. It’s a stretchy corduroy fabric and in a sapphire deep blue color. I made my own pattern and even figured out a way how to make a hem. They are nice and warm and perfect for the winter months.

I was inspired to start sewing after we finally brought in the sewing machine that Sashenka’s mother gave us. It is an antique and very fascinating. I will post about it in another post. Till then, do you sew? Have you attempted sewing before? How did that go for you? Comment below!

Red Pepper Curry Soup

raw soup

Raw soups are extravagantly delicious. You just have to have the right recipe and everything will work out just fine. Here is a soup I found at The Sunny Raw Kitchen and it is absolutely delicious! And I am not the only one who thinks that. My mother and sister in-law have both tried it and of course Sashenka and they all agree that this is very tasty. I tweaked it a bit by adding some chopped ingredients on the top because Sashenka likes some texture in his soups and does not like them to be puree-like. In addition, I used pecans as sprinkles and walnuts in the soup itself. Oh and I did not have fresh basil and used dried instead. The soup would taste divine with fresh basil! Can’t wait till spring! Hope you enjoy!

Serves 3

1 ½ large red or yellow bell pepper
1 apple, peeled
1 small avocado or ½ large one
½ cup basil leaves
¼ cup walnuts
1 green onion
1 clove garlic
1 tablespoon curry powder, or to taste
Salt, to taste
Dash cayenne
2 cups water, or until desired consistency is reached
A few pecans for toping

Save some chopped pieces of veggies and the pecans and blend the rest of the ingredients until smooth. Top with pecans and chopped veggies. Serve!