Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Spaghetti and Tofu Balls

I have another winner from La Dolce Vegan. Spaghetti and tofu balls. I haven't had meat balls or "meat" balls in a long time. They were never a favourite of mine or anything, but this sure will be. This is one of the recipes in LDV that takes a bit more time, but its really not that hard. I even made most of it the day before so I could have a quick healthy lunch at work the next day. And I made a triple batch of the tofu balls to use up all the tofu in my fridge. These things freeze really really well! I just had to throw them into the sauce that was simmering on the stove. The sauce is really good too, I got to use up my parsley in it, and there's some onion and carrots too. I can't stress how easy the tofu balls were to make. With tofu, flour, tahini, tamari, parsley, onion, mustard and pepper, these things are yummy. I might cook them a bit longer next time, as they were a bit squishy, but there was still a nice crisp coating around them. This recipe can be really convenient on a hectic night if you've got some balls frozen and some spaghetti in the fridge...just use a jar of sauce.























































I'm not sure if I'll be cooking anything new in the next few days. I'm going away this weekend so I don't want to go out and buy more food, I have to use up what's in the fridge. I'll probably make a few more of Catherine's recipes again...they're just so darn easy!

I made a trip to the farmer's market this weekend....oh..my...gawd...the strawberries are a gift from above...the asparagus on the other hand: I understand its fresh from the farm, but I don't like my produce smelling like manure :S

7 comments:

primaryconsumer said...

Wow, those look yummy! I've been eyeing the recipe for a while now. :)

Catherine said...

I'm going to need to get ahold of that cookbook, because I've wanted a good tofu ball recipe for a long time that won't fall apart in pasta sauce! Thanks for the tip!

Megan the Vegan said...

those look great...I'll have to try them!

Carrie™ said...

That was one of the first recipes I made from LDV and I think I've made it twice more since the premiere batch. I make or a double or triple batch and freeze the rest. They get a little chewier if you freeze them. I tried once to just mist them with oil and bake. They weren't as good as frying. Leftovers make great "meatball" subs.

Melissa said...

mmm meatball subs! That sounds delish! Thanks Carrie :)

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KleoPatra said...

Gorgeous little balls. That sounds kinda provocative, but i mean it in the food sense, really!! Lovely balls. (Giggle.)