Dairy Free · Dinner · Gluten Free · Uncategorized · Vegan

“Spaghetti and Meat Sauce”

I hope everyone enjoyed their Sunday as much as I did.  I love my routine.  I start with a walk while listening to my devotionals and some worship music.  I continue to get my worship on at church followed by a visit to the farmers market and brunch.  But for the last few weeks it’s like something has been missing… oh, that’s right, FOOTBALL!


Or to be more specific, Seahawks football.  In case you were wondering, they won their first game of the season.  Just the icing on the cake to a wonderful weekend.  And speaking of cake and icing, check out this cake I made.


Recipe coming soon…

Back to last night though, after a marvelous movie night yesterday, I’ll share with you my version of spaghetti and meat sauce (V, GF)

"Spaghetti and Meat Sauce"
“Spaghetti and Meat Sauce”

“Spaghetti with Meat Sauce” 

Makes 2 Palkie sized (or jumbo) portions


  • 1 spaghetti squash
  • 1c tomato sauce of your choice (look for less than 5g of sugar)
  • 1/2 onion (diced)
  • 1c peppers (red, green, yellow, whatever you’d like)
  • 1c sliced mushrooms
  • 1/2c Textured Vegetable protein (lentils would also work)
  • 1/2c water (plus 2T)
  • 1T minced garlic
  • 2T red pepper flakes
  • (optional) top with hemp seeds, nutritional yeast


Preheat oven to 420F and line a baking pan with aluminum foil.  Slice spaghetti squash in half;  scoop out the seeds and guts.  Place cut side down in baking pan.

spaghetti guts

Bake for 30 min, then, carefully flip squash over and bake for another 25 minutes.  Let cool until you can handle it.  Using a fork, pull out the insides and divide among two (or more bowls).

spaghetti pasta

While the squash is baking, heat textured vegetable protein and water on stovetop until water is absorbed.

tvp stove top squash

 In a large pan sauté onions for 2min, then add minced garlic and red pepper flakes.  Saute` another minute before adding peppers.  After another 2min add mushrooms and continue to saute` until veggies are softened.  [I sauteed my vegetables using water; feel free to use broth or oil).

tvp and veggiestomato on veggies

Stir vegetables, tvp and sauce together to combine and heat on stovetop.

 Divide “meat sauce” over cooked spaghetti squash.  Top with whatever you’d like; I went with some yummy hemp seeds.

Spaghetti Squash

You know it’s a good meal when you’re left looking forward to tomorrow’s leftovers!  But maybe a better movie…

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