Penne & Pesto with Kale & Leeks

I’ve discovered that I’m a fairly lazy cook. I guess I’ve always been that way, even before I became a vegan. The difference is more prep with sauces for vegan dishes (because I start with whole ingredients), but all of my meals still clock in under the half hour mark. I got a wild hair and decided to make penne with something creamy and something green. The result was this:

IMG_2556

INGREDIENTS:

4 leeks

3 bunches of kale

1 box vegan penne

vegan pesto

cauliflower cream sauce

IMG_2549

I started with the leeks. I sliced the bases of four and put the tops in a pot to boil down for the pasta. I sauteed the slices with salt, cracked pepper and garlic, then added the the kale just until it turned bright green.

I removed the leek tops from the boiling water and added a sprinkle of salt, grapeseed oil and the penne. Once cooked, I drained the penne and mixed with vegan pesto, and cauliflower cream sauce (roast seasoned cauliflower + sweet onion + red potatoes & blend with 1/2 cup of nut milk) to my desired consistency. I plated the penne, added the kale mixture on top, and ate!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s