Monday, June 2, 2008

Spaghetti and "Meat"balls

Here it is Monday, and I've been a whole week without blogging. Summer's keepin' us busy and outside more than inside on the computer!! I've got several things to blog that I'll break up into a few posts to make reading easier.

Before we became veg one of Mairin's favorite meals was spaghetti and meatballs. I haven't really found a suitable substitute for her, so when I saw these featured on Vegan Dad I had to give them a try. I've never really liked tempeh before, but I thought grating it would make a difference since it seems to be a texture thing with me. Fortunately, I was right. With the tempeh grated I had no problem eating it at all. These "meat"balls were very good, and definitely were a good stand in for Rob and I. Unfortunately Mairin wasn't a fan. However, I'm quite confident that I can toy with the spicing a little and win her over with a more traditional flavor.

Do you see that purple basil on top??? It's from my garden!! The first thing we've been able to eat out of our garden. Yay!


Jenny said...

Hooray for your purple basil! Does it taste like regular basil, or is there a different flavor?

carrie said...

The purple basil has a more "intense" flavor than the green variety, which I find to be a little sweeter. You use less purple basil when replacing green basil in a recipe. I'm also growing green basil, but it's not ready to use yet, as I started it from seed and bought the purple basil as a plant already.