Thursday, September 22, 2011

So Not meatball sauce...

...But high in protein.

We eat meatless most of the time and so we think about the protein in each meal.  Also Amy is pregnant and so we have to make sure she gets enough for the baby.  Everyone in our family  loves this recipe.

not so meatball sauce
1/2 c walnuts, ground.
1T olive oil
1c chopped mushrooms
1T garlic
1/2 c onion, chopped
1/2 c chard or spinach
1/4 c basil
1T oregano
1 c tomato sauce
2 c lentils, cooked.
1/2 c cream (or sub 1/4 c nooch if you are vegan or out)
1 lb of whole wheat pasta.

Start by sauteing the the walnuts onions, garlic and mushrooms in the olive oil until soft.  Add in chard and basil until wilted.  Add in oregano, sauce and lentils and let flavors meld for 10 min or so.  At the end stir in the cream and toss with the cooked pasta.

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