This recipe comes together in two steps and reminds me of leftover lasagna. I used the Quorn vegan meatless pieces to add texture. You could also substitute an 8oz can of no salt added tomato sauce if you don't have tomato powder on hand.
I soaked the cashews for about 15 minutes before making this. It was fine in my food processor and blended nicely with the ingredients.
Also, I used the onion slices and mushrooms from Thrive Life. Thrive offers freeze dried foods and are super convenient. When it comes to chopping onions, I pass! Thrive Life foods lets me scoop what I need right out of the can and I don't have to worry about tears streaming down my face, my hands smelling like onions for hours or the house all funky if we don't take the garbage out that night.
You can see the ricotta cheese-like texture in the picture above. You'd never know it was tofu instead of ricotta cheese.
Sun Dried Tomato Tofu Pasta Recipe
- 1/2 c. cashews (soaked)
- 1/2 c. water
- 8 oz. extra firm tofu
- 3/4 c. sun dried tomatoes (We use this brand. Be sure to use a brand that is packed dry)
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 1 teaspoon Thrive basil
- 1 teaspoon Thrive Italian seasoning
- 1 tablespoon tomato powder (you can substitute 8oz no salt added tomato sauce)
- 1 1/2 c. egg noodles
- 1/4 c. Thrive onion slices
- 3/4 c. Thrive mushrooms
- 3/4 c. Quorn vegan meatless pieces
- 2 c. water
Toss all sauce ingredients into the blender or food processor. If using a blender, be sure it is a high speed blender so it makes a smooth sauce.
Add all ingredients to pan, stir and cover. Simmer until noodles are done (about 12-15 minutes). Stir occasionally and check water levels. If it needs more water, add it.
Why use Thrive Life foods?
Thrive food is different than any other kind you’ll find on the market.
- These foods won’t spoil in a few days…or even a few weeks. They’re good.
- You won’t be thawing, degreasing, or cutting raw meat.
- You won’t be chopping veggies or washing and peeling fruit.
- And there’s an extra burst of flavor you won’t find anywhere else! Just take a bite!
- Just toss in any meal or refresh (rehydrate) in warm water.
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Lisa and Rich Jelinek