I tend to like dishes that I can combine all the necessary dietary components into one creation (i.e. veggies, proteins, carbs). I guess I might just be lazy, but I like to think that it's because I'm a student and I don't have time to make grandiose meals. One day, I might post a 5 course feast... but I don't think that will happen any time soon.
I actually found this recipe on the PETA website. I'll make it clear right now, I'm not a huge supporter of PETA, but if I come across a recipe I find interesting, I won't discriminate. (And you're lucky I don't because this turned out to be DELICIOUS)
So this year I've discovered my love for marinated artichoke hearts, and I couldn't be happier! This recipe calls for a bunch of 'em :)
The recipe is called "Creamy Pasta Salad with Artichoke Hearts". I don't know how creamy I would say it is (I guess I think of actual cream, when I think creamy), but it's not a vinaigrette, so I guess it counts.
I made a few modifications from the recipe they posted. So if you want to make mine, I used parsley instead of green onions (because I didn't have any in my fridge - still tasted fine). I also used light mayo instead of Nayonaise because the only place I think might sell that stuff is Planet Organic and I'm a poor student who can't afford to shop there, but I'm sure you vegans will have some ready on hand. And finally, I added just about a can of chickpeas (for the protein portion of this meal)... and voilà!