Vegetarian Ground “Beef”
After work today, I came home and lifted a little with Shane (just a little) and about mid way through a dumbbell bench press, my tummy let out a grumble. This sparked the convo about what to have for dinner.
Me: How about a simple Thai stirfry, Shane? Coconut rice, broccoli, TJ’s red curry sauce, and chicken for you? (tofu for me) Does that sound OK?
Shane: Yeah, that sounds *okkkk* …. I can just cook that pizza in the freezer.
Me: OK what about spaghetti and meat sauce?
Shane: Ooh, that sounds good!
I’m not sure what happened, but all of the sudden Shane has an aversion to stir-fry’s. I think I made a not so good one a while back and it changed him for life. Oops.
Spaghetti it is!
For Shane, I made a simple macaroni + meat sauce, but for my meal, I felt like getting a little creative in the kitchen and made myself a vegetarian ground “beef”
I know this doesn’t look to appetizing, but it tastes SO good.
Vegetarian Ground Beef
1/4 c. macadamia nuts (I’m thinking walnuts would work too…any softer nut…heh)
1/2 c. black beans
1/2 tsp. sea salt
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp oregano
Place the nuts + seasonings in a food processor and process until it resembles uneven bits. Add the black beans and pulse about 3 more times. That’s it!
I used my veggie “meat” to top my broccoli slaw marinara a la my girl, Christina and it turned out fabulously! However, I have to say, I was a wee bit jealous of Shane’s bowl of noodles as I was sitting across the table for him, so next time I’ll probably just go with the pasta. But it’s certainly a good change up!
Alongside the “pasta” was
three pieces of some cornbread. And that’s all she wrote with the corn bread. I think that’s the record…I made it yesterday! It’s just so dang good. Can’t help it!
I haven’t had dessert yet, but I think I know what it will be Followed by some nighttime Theraflu, because I’ve still got the sickies
Have a lovely night, loves!
Have you ever randomly developed an aversion to a food you used to love? I mentioned my current one in this afternoon’s post – spinach in smoothies!