Tuesday, January 17, 2006

A Quick Hearty Sauce

We took the kids to the discount movie theater to see the Wallace & Grommit movie. Tickets are $2 per person anytime, so for $12 we all had a big treat. What a funny, well done movie.

Afterwards I made pasta with sauce along with leftover black bean soup for dinner. The sauce was especially simple and yummy. Here's the recipe.

1/2 can of black olives chopped small (put the rest in the fridge for another time)
4 cloves of garlic, minced

Put these in a pot and let simmer until garlic is tender but not browned or burned. Add a little water or juice from the olive can if it starts to burn.

Pour in:
1 quart of tomato puree
2 cups TVP
2 cups of water
1 Tbs sugar
1 Tbs Italian seasoning

You made need to add a little more water if it seems to dry. Let it simmer 10 minutes while your pasta cooks and enjoy! I know most recipes that call for TVP rehydrate it first but it seemed to work out fine without doing that in this recipe.


Barbara said...

Wallace & Gromit! That was a great movie. A lot of fun.

That recipe sounds good. I may give it a try soon.


Katie said...

We've been Wallace and Grommit fans from way back. There is something for everyone in all of them.

Glad the sauce sounds good to you.

Harmonia said...

I really must start using TVP! Thanks for the encouragement!

Katie said...

Hi Harmonia,

Here's my ultimate TVP tip, use it in strongly flavored dished only. In milder dishes you get an odd after-taste sometimes.