Wednesday, January 16, 2008


I used to call spaghetti pa-sketti. I think every kid calls it some variation of that. Now I call it whole grain tomato protein-y goodness.

I whipped this up tonight because a) it was fast, b) I had everything in my pantry to make it (well, almost everything), and c) it was grocery night so the fresh veggies were slim pickins. I used whole grain pasta, and in keeping with my New Year's resolution to control portion sizes, I ate half as much as I usually would. I typically eat two servings of noodles, but this time, I had a side salad to make up for the lost noodles. When I was in high school, my fave vintage thrift store tee said, "I Run on Pasta Power."

The sauce is Isa's Pizza Sauce from Vegan with a Vengeance. It's a simple mix of fresh canned tomatoes (ones my granny canned this summer), Italian seasonings, olive oil, and garlic. The only thing missing was the tomato paste. I was out, so I just used a slotted spoon to drain off some of the juiciness.

The "meat" is my recipe for Ground TVP Beef. Very tasty. Very easy. It will be in my cookbook.

1 comment:

urban vegan said...

We still call is psghetti. So much fun to say--and eat.