All right, I lied. I was going to hold out for the weekend and make cottage cheese and apple pancakes but I wound up trying something new tonight.


  • Half a package farfalle or bowtie pasta
  • Handful or two of cherry tomatoes, halved
  • Half a package of Tofurky Italian Sausage with Sun-Dried Tomatoes & Basil
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Heat a pot of water to boiling and add your farfalle to the pot. While it’s cooking, chop your tomatoes and your veggie sausage. When the pasta is done, drain and add the chopped ingredients to the pot. Add some oil and heat everything over a low flame. Stir occasionally so the pasta doesn’t stick to the bottom of your pot! When everything is warmed through, add salt and pepper and whatever else sounds good to taste.

The verdict: This turned out all right. It was definitely filling and tasty, but it took a while for the sausage and tomatoes to warm up. Unfortunately you’ll have to rely on this picky eater’s word for the recipe because Andrew wasn’t too hungry when he got home. I’ll update if he tries some later though. It probably woud’ve been better if (as the package suggested) I’d sauteed the sausages ahead of time so they were crispy. Also, now that I’m paying closer attention to calories, I’m realizing how calorie-heavy soy meats and pasta are.

Yes, I am probably the last person on Earth to realize this.

I’ll have to try this again with more veggies in place of the pasta and sausage. Maybe some zucchini or green beans would do the trick.

In sum: extra points for being tasty and easy to make, but subtract a few points for being kinda heavy and low on veggies.

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