Meatless Monday, An American Favorite


For many Americans who have families, dinner is the most important meal, because it is often the only time people get to spend time together as a family. This goes for singles too who are always working and don’t have a lot of time on their hands to prepare such lavish meals. You may wonder what on earth I am talking about. Well, it’s quite simple, as simple as spaghetti. Yes, spaghetti. Now instead of using ground beef and enriched pasta or a less healthy kind of pasta, we will use healthy vegan alternatives.

I love pasta but I don’t love the feeling I get after eating it. Maybe it’s the gluten or the heaviness of it. Who knows? What I do know is that there are many alternatives such as rice pasta, quinoa pasta, soba noodles, buckwheat pasta, pad thai noodles, Asian style rice pasta, and the list goes on. For today’s recipe, I used Asian style rice pasta and I ind it to be the easiest to cook. All you have to do is put it in a container, run some hot water over it and let it sit for about 20-30 minutes. Here’s the recipe.

spaghetti

Ingredients:

  • Favorite pasta sauce
  • 1 pck. Gardein beefless ground (or you can use their meatballs or the Beyond Meat brand)
  • 1 pck. Asian style rice sticks (or any pasta of your choice):

Directions

Cook pasta as instructed above. There really is not cooking the pasta. Just pour hot water over it and let it sit. While the pasta is softening, lightly oil a skillet and cook the beefless ground as you would ground meat. The good thing about this is you don’t have to worry about cooking it until it’s no longer pink or cooking it until it’s done. Just make sure it isn’t still frozen. Then add your pasta sauce. Cook until it is hot all the way through. Once done, grab a bowl and put in your pasta, and then beefless ground mix.

There you have it. Many people like to mix the pasta and pasta sauce mix together in a bowl, but I am one of those who likes things separate. Enjoy!

About the author: moniquasexton

2 Comments
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    hontouniheart 2 years ago

    This sounds wonderful. I’m also one of those who avoids pasta, because of how I feel after. I’m so glad you mentioned these other noodles!

    (On the eating food separately thing / pasta vs pasta sauce and so forth….In my secret history of existence I have stories about separating out my food through odd and extreme means. I’ll tell you about that sometime. Like, …. yeah…. maybe not ready to admit it to the world here, tho. I am strange.)

    Thank you for this recipe, Queen!

    • moniquasexton avatar Author
      Moniqua 2 years ago

      Lmao hahahahaha well I’m glad I can help you to eat pasta again. I’d like to hear this story about separating your food lol I’m intrigued.

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