Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Now, Why Didn't I Think of This One Sooner?!

Lemon Herb Soy Curls!It's no big secret 'round here that I'm in love with Dreena Burton's Lemon Herb Tofu from 'Vive le Vegan!'. What's not to love? It's easy, can be eaten, hot, cold, on it's own, in a sandwich, in a salad, as a salad, and is basically a flavor party in your mouth.

Last night I wanted easy, flavorful, and was craving Soy Curls. What I love about Soy Curls is that I can basically take any recipe that calls for any protein and replace it with them and viola! Instant yum with very little fuss and tons of flavor.

So basically, here I just rehydrated some Soy Curls, tossed them in the recipes marinade, and baked just as the recipe called for. Meanwhile, I cooked up some Ezekiel pasta (Have you had this yet? soooo good. Firm and nutty and extremely good for you, packed with fiber and protein, this is a new favorite pasta of mine) and tossed some frozen organic peas into the pot to cook along with it.

Once drained, I tossed the pasta and peas with a little bit of Earth Balance and topped with the Lemon Herb Soy Curls. Very satisfying and extremely flavorful.

I admit that Ezekiel pasta didn't win me over from the start. While I love the bread, I wasn't sure that I was really enjoying the pasta as it is firmer and a bit courser than a whole wheat variety. But, just as I learned with whole wheat pasta, if you let it cook just a tad more than the box calls for, you get a much better result. Not mushy, just a bit more tender and less starchy tasting. Now? I love the stuff!

And it's certainly a good thing to love as it offers a flourless variety of pasta that is organic and a complete protein!


Anonymous said...

Wow this looks delicious! I love soy curls!

Virginia said...

i have to try these soy curls that everyone keeps blogging about! they sound awesome!

SallyT said...

Thanks for the reminder. I keep forgetting that I have Soy Curls in the pantry. That looks yummy!