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A Vegetarian Dish February 25, 2008

Posted by littlebangtheory in Dinner with TCR.
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…and fairlane, no onions!

Tonight I threw together a few things which caught my fancy down at our “local” (only an hour away) Whole Foods Market, starting with some locally-made fresh spinach ravioli stuffed to bursting (almost!) with roasted garlic, ricotta and triple-creme mascarpone:


This I topped with miataki mushrooms and baby spinach in a chipotle cream sauce.

All ingredients were organic, though I’m sure that didn’t keep the calorie count below the 1 million mark!

People, I try not to pat myself on the back too often (hard on the shoulders, you know,) but this was SO. DAMNED. GOOD!

…I nearly cried.



1. fairlane - February 25, 2008

And they say vegetarian cuisine can’t sustain a person. Hell, you could live two weeks off the fat in that dish.

I love me some chipotle. The spicier the better.

Cr, you must be a millionaire if you shop at Whole Foods.

Last time I went in there they wanted $14 for a half gallon of Pomegranate juice.

Much obliged partner. That’s at least four excellent meals. Now all I need do is earn enough money to hire a cook.

2. littlebangtheory - February 25, 2008

fairlane, I’m pretty careful about quantities when I get down to WF, which is maybe a couple of times a year.

I’m actually, um, fiscally under-resourced, but eating is one thing I don’t cheap too badly on.

I do, however, do all my clothes shopping at Sal’s… πŸ™‚

3. dcup - February 25, 2008

Are there leftovers? I’ll be right over.

4. littlebangtheory - February 25, 2008

Why, yes, M’Dear, there are.

Do you by any chance like it hot? πŸ˜‰

5. Jane R - February 25, 2008

Back on the West Coast folks used to refer to Whole Foods as Whole Paycheck…

Drooling at the picture.

The calories are perfectly justified given the snow. You gotta have fat in the winter. Besides, it’s organic fat. πŸ˜‰

6. Paul (the Byziwhatsit) - February 26, 2008

Let the tears flow, CR! It is to weep. With joy. Thanks for sharing in word and picture.

[Bill’s sister-in-law here in NM calls it Whole Paycheck also and everyone seems to recognize it by that name. Still, a few times a year I drive clear across town to shop there for wonderful ingredients.]

7. sherry - February 26, 2008

oh my!

8. notfainthearted - February 26, 2008

I’m weeping just looking at the picture and reading the ‘recipe’ I suspect to taste it would be, um, organic…is that the O word I meant?

9. littlebangtheory - February 26, 2008

nfh, Let’s just say it left me trembling with satisfaction πŸ™‚

Jane and Paul, Back when I worked for them (I drove a big-ass regfrigerator truck for a year) they were called “Bread and Circus.” I called them “Bread and Water,” ’cause that was the only thing I could afford there! Now I’m struggling with my bills, but good food has become a priority for some reason. Maybe it’s ’cause I eat one meal and half a dozen people enjoy it! πŸ˜†

10. distributorcap - February 27, 2008

i love ravioli

11. konagod - February 28, 2008

And they say vegetarian cuisine can’t sustain a person.

It has sustained me for about 18 years now!

As for Whole Foods, it’s actually not THAT expensive if you are careful. Buy their 360 brands, buy bulk items, and stay away from quite a few others and it’s possible to get out of there reasonably. Reasonably is a relative term though.

Now that I’m unemployed, I don’t go there at all.

12. konagod - February 28, 2008

And I meant to say, it’s only 8am but that picture is making my stomach growl already.

13. Amy - February 28, 2008

damn that looks tasty. i shouldn’t read blogs hungry!

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