Posts Tagged ‘nate’s’

VPS – Calzones – Nate’s Meatballs

December 27, 2009

VPS - Calzones - Nate's Meatballs

We skipped Vegan Pizza Sunday last week – I was entirely sick and my wife was just beginning. But, we’re back at it this week.

I think we’re going to keep going with the calzone theme for now – it uses a lot less Daiya, which is wonderful for our bank account.

My wife went with the some ol’ same ol’ pineapple and tempeh bacon. I wasn’t sure what I was going to do until about 30 seconds before I started making them. I looked around the cupboards, the fridge and finally the freezer, stumbling on a half bag of Nate’s Meatballs. I’ve written about them before – we love them, omnivores love them, everyone loves them – but this was the first time using them in a calzone (or any such stuffed item).

They worked really well. Pizza dough, the meatballs, marinara sauce and Daiya. Because they were still frozen, I let the calzones sit for fifteen minutes before baking.

It was so filling, I could only eat half. I must say, however, that this may have been my favorite calzone/pizza I’ve made yet.

Sorry for the blurry picture – I thought it was a good one, but I was hungry and in a hurry!

Vegan Meatball Sandwiches

April 8, 2009

Vegan Meatball Sandwiches

Again, I’m not too fond of vegan substitutes for meat, but there are exceptions. And Nate’s Vegan Meatballs are one of those exceptions. It’s likely due, in large part, the ease in which they are prepared. Put them in a sauce pan, add sauce until they are coated (I use marinara, but these would be just as good with barbecue or something a bit more exotic), cover the pan and turn on medium-low. 8-10 minutes later and you’re ready to go – I promise.

And that’s exactly what I did to make these. Once complete, I like using Toufayan’s Snuggles to complete the replication. We stumbled on these wonderful little buns a few years ago and they’ve become a staple ever since. We always have a half pack in the freezer – just in case. If you see them (Publix carries them), grab them and give ’em a shot – you may be surprised.