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Recipe! Impossible Spaghetti Sauce

Impossible Spaghetti Sauce - A meatless sauce! Pictured here is a look at the sauce as it is started to cook down.

Impossible Spaghetti Sauce - A meatless sauce! Pictured here is a look at the sauce as it is started to cook down.

Have you heard about the new Impossible Burger? It is now available just like you would buy ground ‘beef’ at the grocery store. I gave it a try as a substitute for beef in our favorite homemade spaghetti sauce recipe.

The result - it tasted GREAT and had wonderful texture. Bottom-line, it worked really well as a meat-substitute in my favorite homemade spaghetti sauce. For more on Impossible Foods, visit their website: https://impossiblefoods.com/

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Source: Getty Images

IMPOSSIBLE SPAGHETTI SAUCE

Serves 8

Ingredients:
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 bell pepper, chopped
1 sweet onion, chopped
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
12 ounces Impossible Burger (Made from Plants)
12 ounces tomato paste
1/4 cup applesauce
2 quarts canned tomatoes or crushed tomatoes
3 tablespoons sweet pickle relish

Directions:

  1. In a large stock pan heat olive oil, over medium heat.

  2. Add the bell pepper and onion, cook until tender and starting to lightly brown.

  3. Then add the garlic powder, black pepper, salt, and Impossible Burger ‘meat’.

  4. Cook until the meat is browned and cooked through.

  5. Then add the tomato paste, applesauce, tomatoes, and relish. Simmer over low for 60 - 90 minutes. The sauce will gradually thicken.

Serve over your favorite pasta or veggie noodles!

Nutrition Facts (per serving): 180 calories, 7 grams fat, 3 grams saturated fat, 0 milligrams cholesterol, 210 milligrams sodium, 21 grams carbohydrates, 4 grams fiber, 11 grams sugar, 10 grams protein

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Quick Salad: Mexican Quinoa Salad

This salad recipe has a homemade jalapeno vinaigrette dressing that is absolutely delicious and not too spicy! Plus it is really beautiful and colorful. 

Grab this recipe and watch the recipe video from Molly's cooking project with Olums: https://youtu.be/oJPCQnuarBQ

Mexican Quinoa Salad with Jalapeno Vinaigrette

Mexican Quinoa Salad with Jalapeno Vinaigrette

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Korean BBQ Cauliflower

During my travels for work in Ottawa, there is a favorite restaurant of mine (Pure Kitchen) that serves Korean BBQ Cauliflower that is so delicious! I have been trying to replicate that dish at home and I finally have gotten pretty close. If you try this recipe, I hope you love it as much as I do and would love to hear from you. 

The Korean BBQ Sauce recipe calls for Gochujang which is a savory, sweet, and spicy fermented condiment made from chili powder, glutinous rice, meju (fermented soybean) powder, yeotgireum (barley malt powder), and salt. You can typically find this in the Asian food aisle at the grocery store. If you can't find it, you could use red chili paste instead!

Korean BBQ Cauliflower

Korean BBQ Cauliflower

Korean BBQ Cauliflower

Serves 6

Ingredients:
2 small heads of cauliflower, chopped into florets (about 8 cups)
1 teaspoon olive oil
4 medium scallions, sliced
1 cup Korean BBQ Sauce (See below)

Korean BBQ Sauce Ingredients:
1/3 cup lite soy sauce or gluten-free
2 tablespoons ketchup
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon honey
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 tablespoon hot sauce
1 tablespoon Gochujang or chili paste
1 tablespoon corn starch - blended with 2 tablespoons water

Directions:
1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. 
2. Place the cauliflower florets on a baking tray and spray lightly with olive oil. Roast the cauliflower florets for 20 - 25 minutes, until tender and lightly browned. 
3. In a small sauce pan, whisk together all of the Korean BBQ Sauce ingredients - except the corn starch. Bring the sauce to a boil then reduce heat and cook for 5 minutes more. 
4. Stir 1 teaspoon of the corn starch and water mixture into the sauce and stir, allowing the sauce to thicken. Note: use more of the corn starch and water mixture if needed.  
5. Heat a skillet and add the roasted cauliflower and about 3/4 of the prepare Korean BBQ Sauce. Stir to coat the cauliflower generously with the sauce.
6. Transfer the cauliflower and drizzle with remaining sauce. Top with sliced scallions and serve. 

Nutrition Facts (per serving): 90 calories, 2 grams fat, 0 grams saturated fat, 0 milligrams cholesterol, 470 millgirams sodium, 17 grams carbohydrates, 4 grams fiber, 13 grams sugar, 4 grams protein

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