One-Pot Spicy Bloody Mary Pasta with Chicken (Vegan)

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This is another crazy easy one & holy fuck is it delicious!  It really tastes like a Bloody Mary!

I used vodka in it – but you need not.  I used faux chicken but you could lose that & this would still be great.  Or use real chicken, if you are an inveterate & degenerate meat-eater.  🙂

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My life lately has been just a serious of challenges & losses & disappointments & scares & expenses & all sorts of hurt.  Sometimes, a good kick-ass anthem or some overt badassery can cheer you up.  Today, this total queen of fucking badassitude –  Mojo Juju (an amazing musician herself):

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turned me onto a friend of hers & this song is really hitting the spot for me – so I share it now.

Yeah – that in a loop and a bottle of wine & I might make it to tomorrow.  Maybe I will go online and get myself an outfit like that & let the world know I am not to be fucked with!   An outfit & some attitude can go a long way.  Seriously.  Here I am at 15 years old.   Would YOU fuck with HER?  Now add that it was 1980 & folks were still wearing prairie dresses & had feathered hair.  I was fucking BAD ASS!  I really need to reclaim my inner cool factor.

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In the meantime – I am going to be living on this Bloody Mary Pasta I made because it is enough to feed 6 and I live alone.  But I am OK with that because this is one delicious meal!

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One-Pot Spicy Bloody Mary Pasta with Chicken (Vegan)

Serves 6 – unless everyone is STARVING

INGREDIENTS

1 lb uncooked pasta of your choice

9 oz faux chicken – cubed

2-3 TBS olive oil

4 garlic cloves – chopped

4 ORGANIC celery stalks (as celery is one of the dirty dozen) – diced

2 oz vodka (optional)

1 cup Spicy Bloody Mary mix – or tomato juice

1 (28 oz) can diced or crushed tomatoes

2 TBS sriracha (or to taste)

1 TBS vegan Worcestershire sauce (or regular – if you are not vegan) – (optional)

1 TBS prepared horseradish

Hot sauce – a few shakes

S&P to taste

2 cups or so of water

Basil and/or parsley – chopped as garnish

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DIRECTIONS

Heat the olive oil in a pot large enough to hold the cooked pasta & sauce.  I used that huge blue sucker you see above.  Ignore the peppers that are roasting in that shot.  They are not for this recipe.

So – over med-high – heat the olive oil & saute the celery until soft.  3 minutes or so.  Add the chicken & garlic & stir for 30 seconds.

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Add the vodka if using.  Cook it for 30 seconds & then add the Bloody Mary Mix & the tomatoes.  If not using vodka – jump right to the Bloody Mary mix & the tomatoes.  Stir for a few minutes & then add sriracha, Worcestershire, horseradish & hot sauce.  Bring to a boil & then lower heat to medium & simmer until it begins to thicken just a bit.

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Season with S&P and add the pasta & 2 cups of water.  Bring back to a boil.  Stir it a bit so the pasta doesn’t stick.  Lower heat to medium & cover & simmer for as long as the pasta directions suggested.  You need to watch this & stir occasionally.  If it gets too thick, add more water.  When the pasta is done (and it might take longer than the package suggested) – either cook it more to thicken it or add water to thin it – just to bring it to the consistency you prefer.

Then just serve that shit up with some basil and/or parsley and a bottle or two of the AWESOME Rua Red Wine and consider just how badass you are already!  Bon appetit!

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