Thursday, March 24, 2011

Vegan Cacio e Pepe...with Green Tea Soba.

Cacio e Pepe (Spaghetti with Pecorino Romana and Fresh Ground Pepper) is a Roman pasta specialty that is one seductive plate of spaghetti. It trumps the romance from Lady and the Tramp and doesn't look back.

My spin includes Organic Green Tea Soba Noodles, Olive Oil, Fresh Ground Black Pepper, Parmesan, wait, Vegan Parmesan (or Nutritional Yeast) and Vegan Margarine -- and is every bit as delizioso as the original.

And much cooler, too, because Green Tea Soba (Cha Soba) rocks. It is nutritionally superior to most noodles, such a beautiful spring color, and is considered a delicacy in Japan - my thoughts are with this honorable country through the earthquake crisis - and I fully understand why.

So before you enjoy this dish, find out what you can do to help Japan here.

Vegan Cacio e Pepe

 6 oz of spaghetti or soba noodles
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp Earth Balance margarine 
1 tbsp vegan parmesan or nutritional yeast
1 tsp of black peppercorns, freshly cracked

Cook your noodles according to package, drain, and then place in saucepan with oil and margarine. Stir the butter and oil through the noodles for 1 - 2 minutes, then mix in pepper and parmesan. Painfully simple!

Makes 3 servings.

For lunch, I topped my cheesy, pepper-y noodles with leftover orange seared  pesto tofu from last night's supper. It was the stuff of pure you're left with a big decision: Chopsticks or fork?


Kelsey said...

chopsticks, forks, fingers, anything that gets me to enjoy this dish as fast as i can <3 YUM!

and ur dessert oat recipes are the best in the world!! <3

kellywhitephillips said...

Thanks Kelsey - Let's just say I have not yet exhausted the options for my crazy oatmeal concoctions - so stay tuned!

Love your hair, BTW.

barryg said...

Anywhere to buy these noodles in Philly?

kellywhitephillips said...

The Spring Garden Market at 4th & Spring Garden has the soba noodles in several varieties, including the green tea.

jowdjbrown said...

This recipe is so easy to make it's almost embarrassing. So on that note, I hope you try it and Enjoy!matcha powder where to buy perth

Richard C. Lambert said...

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