Monday, March 12, 2012

Vegan Gluten Free Black Bean & Cheese Ravioli in a Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

The Ultimate in Gourmet Vegan & Gluten Free Cuisine......

Vegan, Gluten Free Black Bean & Cheese Ravioli in a Roasted Red Pepper Sauce!

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Gourmet handmade gluten free ravioli filled with a delicious black bean and cheese mixture, topped with a delicious roasted red bell pepper sauce with the perfect blend of spices and fresh basil.  This dish does take a little bit more time to prepare but it is absolutely AMAZING!  It is a definite crowd pleaser.  If you are hosting a dinner party and want to impress your guests, this is the perfect dish!

You'll have to forgive the photo, I made this at my mom's house and I forgot to bring along my nice camera.......This is a cell phone camera picture but I think you can still get the idea of how amazing this dish was!

My kids like to eat the ravioli plain, without any sauce.  Yes, it is actually that good.

I was really worried that the gluten free ravioli would not hold together.  You just drop it in boiling water so you can imagine how worried I was that I'd have a HUGE mess on my hands if the ravioli came apart and released a whole slew of black bean and cheese filling all over in the pan.  Much to my surprise the ravioli came out perfectly, and it floats to the top when done just like regular ravioli.

You can fill this ravioli with ANYTHING you want.  You could use ground tempeh sausage, cheese sauce, ground bean burgers, spinach and tofu ricotta, whatever sounds good to you!

I know haven't posted in awhile but we took an amazing vacation down south away from all the cold, snow and ice!  It was AMAZING to enjoy the warm sun for a change.  We went swimming and hiking through Zion National Park and had a wonderful time.  I had a short break from blogging but I am back and creating more delicious recipes!

Yesterday I was practically in tears as I got a jump start in the kitchen again......

Yes, even those of us who know our way around the kitchen can still make some real blunders!

I wanted to make some amazing, delicious gluten free cinnamon rolls.  This is definitely on my to do list.  Well, I rinsed out the bowl I had made mashed potatoes in and began making my cinnamon roll dough when much to my shock and horror I smelled GARLIC!!!!!! 

My amazing cinnamon roll dough wreaked of my garlic mashed potatoes!  Yes, they were completely RUINED!

Well, I had to have Sunday dessert so I started on a new venture.....Gluten free Blondie Brownies.

Well, unfortunately I did not check the oven temp and of course it was set to 400 degrees which dried out the blondies!  Seriously!  Well, my son ended up eating the whole pan saying they made delicious gluten free graham crackers..... That is NOT what I was going for!  Oh well, after a few minutes of sheer frustration I made some banana ice cream, crumbled up the crispy over baked blondies and that was dessert!

Gluten free cinnamon rolls are still on my to do list and I promise, some day soon I will be posting the most amazing, moist cinnamon rolls you've ever had.  But until then......Enjoy the ravioli.

Gluten free Homemade Black Bean Ravioli and Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

Serves 6

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