2013_08_02At the end of February I did a Vegan Week to try out new foods and used it as a way to jump start our eating to cut back on the amount of meat we ate. While we still eat meat when we go out, I haven’t cooked meat at home more than three or four times in the past five months. And to be honest, neither of us miss it too much either. I’ve been amazed at how filling and tasty some of these other dishes can be.

Awhile ago I tried the lentil mushroom “meat”balls and was surprised at how much I liked them. But these broccoli Parmesan balls blow them out of the water (in my opinion). They aren’t Vegan like the lentil balls, but they are vegetarian. I loved the texture and flavor of these! I imagine you probably need to like broccoli to appreciate these though.

I also made a homemade tomato basil spaghetti sauce for the first time. It turned out great!

RECIPES:

Broccoli Parmesan “Meat”balls

Tomato Sauce
(I followed the directions for this sauce except I added a large handful of chopped fresh basil, and I pureed the sauce. I let is simmer for a about 4 hours)

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