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Vegan Meat Sauce

Vegan Cauliflower Walnut Bolognese by Pasta-based. Detailed view of a forkful of cauliflower walnut bolognese sauce/vegan meat sauce with farfalle pasta.

This recipe for chunky, cauliflower walnut meat sauce is one of those weeknight recipes we threw together that came out amazing on the first try. Inspired by a recipe we once made for cauliflower walnut taco meat. This is the Italian version of that. It’s meaty texture is enough to fool any vegan skeptic. It reminds me of the same meat sauce my mom made growing up, except there’s no meat involved.


Red Beet Pesto Ravioli

Vegan Red Beet Pesto Ravioli by Pasta-based. Lightly crisped vegan heart-shaped beet pesto ravioli in a skillet.

No surprise, we’re sharing heart-shaped ravioli for the impending holiday. Valentine’s Day, when everything is about L-O-V-E. Actually one of my favorite days of the year. As if the shape of these pasta pockets aren’t enough, they’re stuffed with red beet pesto, too. Bleeding heart raviolis I might call them…. but only when noone’s listening because Matt didn’t even laugh when I said that out loud. Can’t win ‘em all!


Pasta Fagioli

Pasta Fagioli by Pasta-based. White beans, ditalini pasta, fresh parsley, fresh marinara sauce, onions and garlic in vegetable broth makes this warm, hearty soup perfect for January.

January. Time to bust out that soup pot – the biggest one you have – because it’s cold, and dreary, and it’s pitch black at 5pm. When I step off the train from my work commute, all I want is to come home, put on a good pair of sweatpants and some fuzzy socks, and sit on the couch with a big ol’ bowl of soup.