Monday, June 27, 2011

Meatless Monday Meals: Spaghetti

We just came back from shopping and Daniel asked if I could make anything with this: 
('cause he knows they are good)

Sigh. Another terribly cheesy name with the syllable tofu shoved into it. This stuff is actually really good. 
So try to resist dissing it until you try it people. Thank you. 
This meal is great for those of you who want to cut back on meat, but can't live without the meaty texture and flavor for every meal. 
I've made it a couple times before and we all love it. 
We get the veggie sausages Italian style because it lends great flavor to the dish. 
I'm actually making this right now and the kitchen is smelling so good!

I know it doesn't look like it, but this is her "Smile! Yummy!" face. She's serious about how much she loves this food. 
I served hers with less sauce and more carrots. Still ate it up. 

Kathy Freston is the one who helped Oprah and over 300 of her staff members go vegan for a week. Some of them were singing songs of praise when it was over, 
some of them cheated (totally acceptable) 
and some of them were stuck on the diet for good! 
Here is a video of Kathy Freston teaching one of Oprah's producers 
how to make this really yummy All American Spaghetti!


-2 carrots, peeled and chopped 
- 1 large diced onion
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
-5 cloves garlic, chopped
- one package vegan sausage, crumbled in a food processor 
or chopped and crumbled 
- 1/4 cup white wine
- 16 oz. diced tomatoes
- 16 oz tomato sauce

1) Combine carrots, onion and olive oil in a large pan. Add garlic.
2) Once onions are translucent, add crumbled sausages.
3) When sausages are browned add wine, tomatoes, sauce and salt and pepper to taste.
4) Let simmer for about 10 minutes.
5) Toss with pasta and serve

We used brown rice pasta (I feel bloated when I have wheat pasta, and stuffed like a turkey when I have white) but you can serve it with whatever suits your fancy. 

12 oz of pasta is not enough for this sauce. But it's okay 'cause I love leftovers!



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