Thursday, September 18, 2008

The Joy of Soy...



I bought Yves brand "Meatless Ground" from Trader Joe's to see how it would taste as a ground beef substitute for my spaghetti. Not bad but not totally great. It definitely doesn't have that "beefy meaty" taste I used to love and that I, quite honestly, miss. The good thing is that since it's made from soy, it has 0 cholesterol.

It LOOKS like ground beef at least.


I planned on making it for my dinner tonight and was pretty excited until I came home from the gym only to walk into a house that smelled like bbq chicken wings. It really hurt my feelings because I just love wings. So I was pretty bitter as I cooked my spaghetti.

Oh well. The spaghetti (pic is not mine) was pretty good and I'd make it again for one of those quick go-to meals. The sauce is Ragu because I'm lazy and classy like that. Shut it.

If you aren't a foodie or aren't very picky about food, check it out!

12 comments:

NorCalMrs said...

The fake meat was the hardest part for me too. You find creative ways to use it, and tofu is good in a lot of dishes as well.

wan-nabe said...

okay, fake meat just makes me sad :(

but yay for no cholesterol?

Angie Eats Peace said...

I am not huge on fake meats, some are ok, some not so much. I usually "beef" things up with tons of veggies and spices.

ssinca said...

just be careful with mark's soy intake. there was a recent article linking soy to low sperm count...just sayin', in case you want to make one of those really attractive-looking babies above. ;)

Winnie said...

Ewww fake meat :)

It's a good idea though as my parents are veggietarians and I never know what to cook when they're over.

kccat said...

Good for you trying something new. I don't know if I can do fake meat. I am actually making a meat sauce for pasta Saturday night (race night) for the next 5k. I just may have to check this out.

PS. I just posted a new goal/challenge on SP. Check it out. I know you will want it.

Sarah said...

That's quite the recommendation ;)

A Feminist Gold Digger said...

Gross!

R said...

I just can't do it. You are stronger than I am. Wait...you can quit meat and dairy...are you still smoking?

WeezerMonkey said...

Yuck.

10yearstogether said...

Way to call me out R....

amber said...

<3 R <3

yeah, i'll take real meat, kthx.