Friday, October 19, 2012

Vegan MoFo, Day 19: Macaroni and Tomato Sauce

You know how sometimes you have a really long day, and all you want to do is have a quick dinner and then pass the hell out? That was me yesterday. Haven't been sleeping very well lately. But this recipe was very quick (probably 15-20 minutes), cheap, and very comforting. It put me into a pasta-coma :)

Macaroni and Tomato Sauce
adapted from Meatless Meals, page 30N
serves 8--supplies protein, calories, Vitamins A, B-1, and C

1 box whole wheat macaroni
1 quart boiling water
1/2 cup frozen peas
1/4 cup green onions, sliced
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 onion, diced
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
1/2 tsp smoked paprika
3 Tbsp flour
1 can tomato paste
3/4 cup hot water
1/2 cup nutritional yeast (optional)

Cook the macaroni in boiling water. When close to done, add the frozen peas and green onions to the water.  In a skillet, saute the onions in the olive oil until translucent. Add the seasonings and flour, which will coat the onions. Add the tomato paste and hot water and mix together completely. Drain pasta, and add the tomato sauce to the pasta. Stir to coat. At the table, add nooch, if desired.

{Jean Prescott Adams has her version of this dish on her "Always Welcome Menu." good for friends!}

 {savory and smoky}

 {self-admitted nooch fiend. yes'sir.}

It's going to be a long weekend if I don't get some sufficient sleep.


VMF 2011 Day 19: Sauerkraut, or Learning to Love the Stuff I HATE
VMF 2010 Day 19: Salad, with a Side of the Blahs

1 comment:

  1. I never would have thought of putting peas with macaroni and tomato paste. I bet that's a great balance. I'm going to try this out! Thanks for sharing! I've been vegan since Oct 2008 and, like you, am never looking back. I love it! I share recipes on my blog as well, if your interested. :) I look forward to looking through your archives.

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