Thursday, March 6, 2008

PPN: It's been A While!

I say it's been a while! It isn't that I don't like Ruth or her event, Presto Pasta Nights (in fact, I love the event and read the roundups often, at least when I'm able to access her blog without my pitiful internet freezing!), it's just that I don't tend to eat pasta! I don't know why, I think it's a bit heavy on the old system. I'd rather nosh on flavourful, nutty kasha, or some black rice, than chow down a bowl of spaghetti. Until today, when for some odd reason I was hit with a craving for 2 very random things: pizza and pasta bolognese. Since I can't eat either of those things, I got a bit creative and whipped up this spectacular monster of a creation, which I happily downed with chopsticks while my kitty glared at me for refusing to share. Mine, all mine I say!

So, finally with something to submit for the "apres-birthday" roundup of Presto Pasta Nights, I give you:

Vegan Pizza Pasta
Serves 1
6 oz savoy cabbage
2 oz dry rice fettuccine
1 tbsp sea salt
1/2 cup canned pizza sauce
1/4 tsp cayenne
1/2 tbsp black pepper
1 tsp dry basil
2/3 cup Yves' ground round
  1. Steam cabbage 5 minutes, remove from heat.
  2. Boil pasta according to package directions in water seasoned with 1 tbsp salt.
  3. Drain and keep hot.
  4. Heat sauce, adding spices.
  5. Stir in Yves'.
  6. Place cabbage into a bowl, top with noodles and sauce. Toss well, and serve.
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 397.7
Total Fat: 1.5 g
Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
Sodium: 1,261.0 mg
Total Carbs: 72.2 g
Dietary Fiber: 17.0 g
Protein: 27.0 g

1 comment :

Ruth Daniels said...

Great dish and thanks for sharing with Presto Pasta Nights. I'm glad you shared a gluten free version.

These days you actually can find interesting gluten free pastas - even in some regular grocery stores with health food alternatives, so I hope that will mean we get so see more pasta from your kitchen
;-)