Want to impress that special girl/boy?

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Then we suggest cooking up one these amazing dishes for an unforgettable date. Showing off your cooking skills and your ethical principles, these vegan dishes will leave your date asking for more food and dates!Creamy Light Fettuccine Thick, creamy “Alfredo” sauce smothers fettuccine in this delicious vegan version of an old Italian classic. 12 oz. dry fettuccine or your choice of pasta1 pint soy milk4 cloves garlic, minced6 Tbsp. vegan cheese, grated4 Tbsp. fresh parsley, choppedFreshly ground black pepper, to taste400 g vegetables of your choice (such as carrots, broccoli or peas), chopped and steamed • Cook and drain the pasta.• Place in a large non-stick sauté pan along with the soy milk and garlic. Bring to a simmer, stirring frequently. Add the vegan cheese.• Continue cooking until the ‘cheese’ melts and the sauce thickens. Stir in the parsley and black pepper. Add the steamed vegetables, toss gently and serve.Makes 4 servings Dragonfly’s Fried Rice Serve this tasty fried rice with fried tofu or stir-fried veggies. 2 tsp. toasted sesame oil3 cups brown rice (substitute white rice)1 medium onion, thinly sliced2 Tbsp. olive oil1 small head of Savoy cabbage, thinly sliced2 medium carrots, coarsely grated • Soy sauce or tamari, to taste. • Heat the sesame oil in a skillet and sauté the raw rice until it is lightly toasted then cook the rice in any way that you’d like.• In a separate pan, sauté the onion in the olive oil before adding the cabbage and carrots. Allow the cabbage and carrots to brown slightly. Add the rice and sauté until everything is hot. • Add soy sauce or tamari, to taste, and serve.Makes 4-6 servings Now tell us—what vegan dishes do you think would be good to make for that special someone? If you need some inspiration, check out more recipes in the Foodie section.