“Meat”balls

Standard

“Meat”balls:

  • Block of Organic Extra Firm Tofu
  • 1/2 cup to cup of chopped Walnuts
  • Olive Oil
  • Black Pepper
  • Garlic Powder
  • Basil
  • Oregano
  • Creole Mustard
  • Soy Sauce
  • Lemon Juice
  • Vegan Friendly Breadcrumbs (I recommend Edward and Sons Bread Crumbs or making your own)
  • Vegan Mozzarella (optional)
  • Vegan Parmesan (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Hand crumble Tofu into a bowl. Add chopped nuts, Olive Oil, Pepper, Garlic Powder, Basil, Oregano, Creole Mustard, a dash of soy sauce, some lemon juice, bread crumbs, and vegan cheeses.  Use teaspoon to spoon into hand.  Smaller meatballs are better because of the good crust that forms.  Place meatballs on cookie sheet.  Bake for 45 minutes.  Carefully turn over each meatball, about half way through.  Serve with tomato sauce drizzled on top.  Great with potatoes cooked in the tomato sauce, too.

Variation – Porcupine “Meat” Balls:  Add already cooked brown or white rice to the mixture.

These are wonderful served over pasta with your favorite spaghetti sauce.  I also use this recipe to make stuffed squash.

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About Living Well

I am a vegan who loves food and loves life. Why am I vegan? Vegan living seemed to be a holistic way to live. Choosing to live as a vegan is helping me to live more environmentally conscious, more ethically, and more healthy. That said, I still wanted to be able to have foods that I loved. This site will be a place that I share ideas on living well and share vegan recipes. Some recipes are naturally vegan; other recipes I will take and veganize them. My influences in cooking are from my Granny (who is now 96 years old) who taught me how to make homemade buttermilk biscuits, syrup cookies, okra, and other southern comfort favorites; my mom, who knows how to host, and from living in places like London, Spain, and Costa Rica. When I am not cooking I am a professional artist. Cooking is just one more way I get to be creative. May these recipes inspire you, and may they always be delicious! P.S. If you want to check out my art, you can visit my website at: www.GraceWorksStudio.org.

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