Thursday, October 17, 2013

The Shape of Things to Come

Happy National Pasta Day!    
The world's favorite comfort carb comes in dozens of crazy shapes and sizes...from shells and spirals to shamrocks and spiderwebs. Get hooked on those playful shapes as a kid and you can never kick the pasta habit!  ;)

Peace sign pasta is supercool, but I tend to stick to the shapes I grew up with...penne rigate, rigatoni, conchiglie and spaghetti. The one I use most often is rotini. These spunky spirals star in just about any dish you can dream up. They elegantly wear delicate sauces as easily as they stand up to sturdy stroganoffs and mighty mac and cheezes. Fusilli comes in at a close second but it's a bit more chunk of a chew. Somehow rotini get the pasta yin yang just right.  :)

from Susan at FatFree Vegan Kitchen

from Angela at Oh She Glows

from Ginny at Vegan in the Freezer

from Kiersten at Oh My Veggies

from Cookie and Kate

from Dynise at urban vegan

from Rhea at The "V" Word

from Lolo at VeganYumYum

from Annie at an unrefined vegan

What's your favorite pasta shape? Do you like red sauce, white sauce or pesto the best? Are meatballs a must?


  1. I would love to try the following:
    Basil Walnut Pesto Pasta with Edamame and SpinachBasil Walnut Pesto Pasta with Edamame and Spinach
    Rotini Alfredo with Asparagus and Peas (cashew base)
    Rotini “Alfredo” with Roasted Vegetables (pine nut base)

    I'm a huge fan of rotini and creamy sauces :) MIAM MIAM!