Nobody cares what we had for dinner

I picked up my camera for the first time in over two weeks yesterday and lo and behold there were a bunch of unprocessed pictures on there! Clearly, I’ve got some catching up to do.

This is a picture of one of dinner at the end of March – pasta smothered in homemade marinara sauce and topped with no-meat-balls with a side of roasted asparagus.

I’m posting it, not because you care about what we had for dinner, but because I want to say two things about plant-based eating:

First, can be really easy to eat this way. We made a big batch of no-meat-balls (with chickpeas, mushrooms and spices) and marinara sauce and froze it in individual portions. It took us about 25 minutes to get this meal on the table. Five minutes to prep the asparagus for roasting. Then when the asparagus was in the oven, we cooked the pasta and heated the sauce. With five to ten minutes of asparagus roasting time left on the clock, we tossed the no-meat-balls in the oven to heat and poured some wine. Voila!

Second, eating mostly plants doesn’t mean you have to give up all of your favorite meals. The only thing you give up is that sluggish feeling when the meal is done.

If you’re interested in giving this recipe a try, you can find it in one of our favorite cookbooks: Vegan on the Cheap by Robin Robertson.

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