Unfortunate Events Pasta Puttanesca

Yields 2-4 servings

The things you’ll need


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and well smashed
  • 2/3 cup strained tomatoes (or tomato paste)
  • ¼ cup pitted black olives
  • 2 tablespoons capers
  • 1/3 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons chopped anchovies
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon Italian parsley, finely chopped
  • 2-4 sprigs of fresh basil to garnish
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ¼ cup water
  • Large pot
  • Large sauté pan
  • Tongs
  • Rubber spatula
  • Pasta maker and cutter
  • Food processor
  • Liquid measuring cup
  • Bench flour
  • Cutting board & knife
  • Baking sheet lined with parchment
  • Clean towel for resting pasta

Let’s get started!

  1. Heat olive oil in a large sautè pan over medium heat and sautè the garlic.
  2. Add tomatoes and lower heat slightly.
  3. Add olives, capers, cherry tomatoes, anchovies (optional), and a pinch of salt. Reduce heat slightly and simmer for 3 to 4 minutes.
  1. Pulse flour and salt in a food processor until well combined.
  2. Make three small holes in the flour mixture and crack an egg into each well.
  3. Pulse the mixture until it starts to form pebbles and then drizzle in olive oil.
  4. Add water while pulsing until dough starts to come together.
  5. Remove dough from machine and knead a few times until smooth.
  6. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and let it rest for 30 minutes.
  7. Cut the dough into fours, and roll each quarter through the pasta maker starting with the largest roller. Roll it through each number 2 to 3 times before making the number smaller.
  8. Roll the sheet through the pasta cutter attachment to create fettuccini.
  9. Toss the noodles in flour and let dry under a towel for about an hour.
  10. Bring a large pot of water to a boil with a pinch of salt and cook pasta for 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from water immediately and serve with sauce.
  11. Top with chopped parsley and basil.
  12. TaDa! Here’s a savory dish that the Baudelaire children would be proud to serve up!

Easy vegan Mediterranean Pasta


  • 1 small onion
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 small can off chickpeas (Use the leftovers from my pancake recipe ;) )
  • 200 g dry linguine pasta
  • ½ cup of black olives
  • juice of half a lemon
  • 1 Tomato 
  • 1 small zucchini
  • 1 tsp chili flakes
  • 1 tsp sweet paprika
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ¼ cup veggie stock
  • salt and pepper or taste
  • pinch of sugar
  •  some fresh parsley to garnish


  1. Heat a pot with water, salt it and let it come to a boil.
  2. In the meantime halve the olives, dice the tomato, dice the zucchini and finely mince the onions and the garlic. Then heat the oil in a large pan and add the chickpeas, olives and the zucchini and fry for about 3 minutes on medium high. When the water starts boiling add your pasta.
  3. After that add the onion and the garlic to the pan and cook for another 2-3 minutes until onions become translucent on medium heat. Now add the tomato, the seasonings and the veggie stock and cook for 5 minutes letting it all simmer a bit. 
  4. Drain the pasta and immediately toss with the ingredients in your pan. Make sure you coat your pasta with your ingredients well. 
  5. Now serve to yourself or share with others and enjoy this filling and delicious meal. 

Too many people think that vegans constantly crave meat, that we are suppressing these cravings and we have oh so much willpower to be able to resist delicious animal products, right?


There is no part of me that desires putting meat, cheese or any animal product into my body anymore. I think the smell of meat is actually revolting, I can smell it from miles away and it makes me feel sick, seeing people shove animal products into their mouths is like watching a bunch of barbarians feasting.

Of course there are vegans who struggle with cravings but usually all it takes is a good vegan substitute to change your world.

If you think all vegans constantly crave animal products and struggle to stay in control whenever we see a strip of animal flesh then you are so wrong. I’ll stick to my cauliflower wings and pulled jackfruit, thanks.



Vegan/vegetarian vocabulary in Spanish and Catalan

Originally posted by holisticcave

Spanish - Catalan : English

el veganismo - el veganisme: veganism

el vegetarianismo - el vegetarianisme: vegetarianism

el crudiveganismo - el crudiveganisme: raw veganism

el friganismo - el freeganisme: freeganism

el ovolacteovegetarianismo - l’ovolactovegetarianisme (m): ovo-lacto vegetarianism

el/la vegano/a - el vegà/la vegana: the vegan

el vegetariano/a - el vegetarià/la vegetariana: the vegetarian

el animal - l’animal (m): the animal

el especismo - l’especisme: speciesism 

el antiespecismo - l’antiespecisme: antispeciesism

el activismo - l’activisme (m): activism

el ecologismo - l’ecologisme (m): environmentalism 

el movimiento de liberación animal - el moviment d’alliberament animal): animal liberation movement

el Frente de Liberación Animal (FLA) -  el Front d’Alliberament Animal (FAA): Animal Liberation Front (ALF)

los derechos animales - els drets animals: animal rights

el boicot - el boicot: boycott

la comida - el menjar: food

la fruta - la fruita: fruit 

la verdura - la verdura: vegetables

la leche -  la llet: milk

el huevo - l’ou (m) - egg

la miel - la mel - honey

el cuero - el cuir - leather

las pieles - les pells - fur

la lana - la llana - wool 

la seda - la seda - silk

el aceite de palma - l’oli de palma (m): palm oil

el zoológico - el zoològic - zoo

el circo - el circ - the circus

la experimentación animal - l’experimentació animal: animal testing

sin lactosa - sense lactosa: lactose-free

el producto lácteo - el producte làctic: dairy product

el producto vegano - el producte vegà: vegan product

el producto de origen animal - el producte d’origen animal: animal product

la soja - la soja/soia: soy

la soja texturizada - la soia texturitzada: texturized soya

la leche de almendras - la llet d’almendres: almond milk

la leche de arroz - la llet d’arròs: rice milk

el tofu - el tofu: tofu

el seitán - el seitan: seitan 

el suplemento alimenticio/dietético - el complement dietètic: food supplement

comer - menjar: to eat

boicotear - boicotejar: to boycott

hacerse vegano - fer-se vegà: to go vegan