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Round Up: Part 2

February 26, 2011

I realize that by titling this post “Part 2,” I’m insinuating that there will be future “Round Up” posts.  I also realize that if there are future posts I will now have to remember what number I’m on.  This is getting hard.  If this series ends after today or I post another “Part 2” on accident, don’t say I didn’t warn you.

So let’s get to the stuff I’ve been keeping from you all week.

1. On top of spaghetti, all covered in vegan parmesan cheese.

Does anyone know the rest of the words to that song?  I can’t even remember the words to the original.

While food gawking, I came across a recipe for vegetarian “meat”balls.  Made of tempeh?  Sign me up!

We halved this recipe and ended up with an old classic with a new (and healthy!) twist.

This obviously wasn’t your average run of the mill spaghetti.

It was part pasta, part zucchini.

Check out those zucchini ribbons.  Zucchini pasta is so easy to make.  Just peal the outer skin off then peal into a pile of “pasta.”

Then add your “meat”balls.  The flavor of the “meat”balls are awesome I’m just not really sold on the texture.  I wanted it to be more like the texture of tempeh.

I plan on playing around with the whole “meat”ball thing.

Pour on homemade pasta sauce.  Which tastes as good as it smelled, by the way.

Then top with vegan parmesan chese, which is just blended roasted sesame seeds, nutritional yeast and salt.

As it turns out, homemade marinara makes up for any “meat”ball texture issues.

2. Who says you can’t call socca & marinara pizza?

Not I!

Socca is made of chickpea flour, which in the world of alternative flours happens to be relatively cheap.  Almond flour and coconut flour?  Not so much.

Loved the texture and taste.

3. Baked oatmeal can be eaten as cereal.

I baked some apple pie oatmeal on Wednesday while waiting for my stove top oats to cook then I covered it and threw it in the fridge for Thursday morning.

Topped with granola, peanut butter and a large pour of almond milk.  Cold is delicious!

4. I’m hungry now.

5. I bought buckwheat from WF yesterday and can’t wait to try it out for the first time!  Anyone out there a buckwheat veteran?

6. Did I mention we inherited a dog last week?  Okay, so Joey has always had a dog named Tonka, it just hasn’t lived with us since we moved into an apartment almost two years ago.  His mom was graciously housing him for us but we re-adopted him last week.

7. Just for fun:

Can you name the 8 ingredients in a cobb salad?  Be specific, i.e. specific dressing and cheese names.

I couldn’t do it!

5 Comments leave one →
  1. February 26, 2011 11:03 AM

    “on top of spaghetti, all covered in cheese – I lost my poor meatball when somebody sneezed. It rolled off the table and onto the floor, and then my poor meatball, rolled out the front door.”

  2. February 26, 2011 11:22 AM

    Ummm, I think there is mayo, chicken, lettuce, chopped ham/bacon, and I can’t think of anything thing else. I’ve never had cobb salad before.

    Your baked apple pie oats sound INCREDIBLE!

  3. February 26, 2011 2:40 PM

    i love your idea of pre-baking your baked oatmeal and then having it cold with milk. i’ll take a bowl now, please 😛
    I never knew making zuc. pasta was so easy!! must try.
    aaand…cobb salad. i know there’s bacon!! and that’s about it, haha. maybe asiago cheese, too? or maybe i just want to say asiago..

  4. February 26, 2011 5:38 PM

    lettuce, bacon, sprouts, tomato, bacon, eggs, chicken…..that’s all I got and it may not be correct!

    Love to bake oatmeal and have it ready for the next day. I always reheat it as opposed to eating it as a cereal, this I must try 🙂

  5. February 26, 2011 9:33 PM

    Omg that baked apple pie oatmeal looks insanely yummy! I just can’t stop staring! And I’ve never made zucchini pasta bc I don’t have a peeler 😦 Need to buy one asap

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