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Home cooking: Healthful option for traditional spaghetti

September 08, 2010

Doreen Franks, a nurse, is a member of New Joy Fellowship Seventh-day Adventist Church. Franks said she finds this time-wise and tasty recipe for spaghetti to be the perfect dish to get on the table quickly for her two sons, a teenager and a young adult. She customizes the seasonings and pasta according to the taste of the moment. Ovo-lacto vegetarian is a person who doesn't eat animal meats but eats eggs and milk products.

-- Faith Crumbly of New Joy Fellowship Seventh-day Adventist Church. For more information about the church, call 301-573-5311 or e-mail newjoysda@gmail.com .




Ovo-lacto vegetarian spaghetti



12-ounce package MorningStar Grillers Recipe Crumbles (see cook's note)
Vegetable oil
1 cup chopped onions
1 cup chopped green pepper
Add one or more to taste: Onion powder, basil, garlic powder, seasoned salt or cayenne pepper
1 8-ounce can tomato paste
1 cup diced tomatoes
2 to 3 tablespoons sugar (to taste)Pasta of your choice (see cook's note)

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Saute Crumbles in a pan with vegetable oil. Add onions and chopped green pepper and saute. Add seasonings.

Add tomato paste with enough water to achieve desired sauce thickness. Add tomatoes and sugar, and simmer for 20 minutes.

Pour over cooked pasta of your choice, and serve.

Cook's note: One 12-ounce package of MorningStar Crumbles is a vegetarian substitute for 1 pound of uncooked ground beef. Pasta possibilities include traditional semolina spaghetti, spinach linguine or tomato basil fettuccine.

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