Aug 17, 2010

raw spaghetti and vegan meatball

It sure looks like spaghetti and meatballs! However, it tastes like squash and nuts. Not that that is a bad thing, but in this case looks are certainly deceptive. I suppose when I look at a plate of spaghetti I expect it to be hot and with a deep tomato flavor.

The recipe I used for this meal came out of Raw Made Easy by Jennifer Cornbleet. The spaghetti sauce called for 1 tomato and 1/2 c of sun-dried tomatoes. Although my mind said 'that's too much,' my hand still added it. I love sun-tomatoes but they dominate! The proportion of fresh v. sun was out of whack. So I remade the sauce, but I was running out of steam, getting tired.

The 'not meatballs' were once again made using nuts and well, ...they tasted like nuts.

I need to stop using raw cookbooks. I need to stop replicating cooked food because I am expecting one thing and another is delivered.

This is getting frustrating. I wind up making two meals on Mondays because the raw is under-appreciated by the kids and it is getting exhausting.

Next week I'm going back to the raw basics. Salad. Maybe an easy soup, and a cracker. Back to the raw-ing board.

Cost Breakdown:
squash: $1
walnuts: $1
tomato and sun-tomato: $2
basil, parsley, lemon: $1
Total to make 2 servings:


  1. Similar to your kids, raw has always been tough for me too. I have felt ill on more than one occasion after eating a raw meal and I have no idea why.

  2. Raw-ing board; that's a good one! (Press the red button.)

  3. Tender Branson - how the opposite reaction of what is supposed to happen! Do you remember if your raw meals were full of nuts? That sometimes gives me an odd feeling. Not like eating whole nuts, but ground up with other things trying to be something they are not.

    Thank you, Kim! It just came to me :)

  4. Kim, was I supposed to hear the drum roll of a well placed joke? Cool! if so /=)


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