Sunday, January 27, 2008

Spaghetti and Meatballs

It has been a very busy weekend of research and writing for me which meant there was very little time to make food. Actually, I had no time at all to make food and Vegan Mom was busy juggling 3 kids. Fortunately, we just joined a food co-op that has all sorts of reasonably priced vegan convenience food like Yves frozen veggie balls (and Silk soy creamer! Huzzah!). The veggie meat balls were pretty good, but perhaps a tad bit mushy. But, they certainly are faster than making your own. If I didn't mention it before in a previous post, spaghetti sauce is a great way to get veggies into kids who usually resist them. Process carrots, pepper, mushrooms, onions, etc., in a food processor and cook with the sauce. We also add in red lentils for extra protein since they dissolve when they are fully cooked.

5 comments:

Jennifer said...

This looks pretty good! If you ever have a bit of time and want to try making something more homemade, you should try the 'Neatballs' in Veganomicon.

Thank you so much for all the lovely recipes and pictures you post on your blog.

Anke said...

A couple of weeks ago I made the same thing but your photo looks sooooo much better. Good job :-)

Vegan Jessica said...

There is another great "meatball" made by Nate's, they come frozen in a zip top bag. The mushroom is our family favorite. We serve them with red sauce and pasta, meatball subs, Swedish meatballs, you get the picture. Our local natural food shop carries them and I think Whole Foods has them. The bonus over the Yves is that they are made with non-gmo grains and legumes and organic flours.

VeggieGirl said...

the food co-op sounds great and quite resourceful!! delicious dinner you've got there - such a comforting dish!! :0)

the pleasantly plump vegan said...

lucky, lucky kids! love yr blog!