Sunday, November 25, 2007

Seitan, Homemade Whole Wheat Dill Pasta, Tomato Sauce, Pesto, Oatmeal Cookies

Dinner 11/25 by Amy and Juan

• Seitan

• Homemade Whole Wheat Dill Pasta

• Tomato Sauce

• Pesto

• Oatmeal Cookies

This is our version of spaghetti and meatballs: homemade whole wheat pasta with chunks of seitan fried (or baked) to perfection with tomato sauce and/or pesto. The pasta was made with a hand-crank machine following Bryanna Grogan Clark's recipe. For fun, I threw some dried dill into it.

The tomato sauce was made from tomatoes we canned earlier in the season. Juan spiced it and used an immersion blender to really smooth it out and then mixed in nutritional yeast for creaminess and flavor. The pesto was made over the summer by a visiting friend and then frozen, so I'm not sure what's in it, but mixed all together, it tasted great.

Dessert was from The New Farm Vegetarian Cookbook slightly modified. Instead of half oil and half margarine, I used all oil and instead of white and brown sugar, I used sorghum. They were a bit runnier than usual, so some of them baked into each other (creating The Omega Cookie!), but they were still edible in the end. :)

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