News: IT'S THE 2ND ANNUAL GUATEMALA LIBRARY PROJECT BOOK DRIVE!    LOOKING FOR DONATIONS OF SCIENCE BOOKS THIS YEAR.    Check it out in the "Extending the Hand of Kindness" folder or here:   

  • April 29, 2017, 08:19:54 AM

Login with username, password and session length

Author Topic: Pasta Feed Help  (Read 9994 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.


  • Member
  • Posts: 4283
Re: Pasta Feed Help
« Reply #30 on: September 12, 2012, 03:53:01 PM »
Some caveats to keep in mind for the vegans:

Pesto is usually made with cheese
Some pasta contains egg

I agree. Also, I learned the hard way that vegans don't eat any tomato product that contains "natural flavors".  I think tomato paste is ok, but pasta sauces in jars, tomato sauce, and ketchup are not.  Someone upthread mentioned Newman's, and I also think any organic sauce works.  You just need to make sure it doesn't have natural flavors listed.


  • Member
  • Posts: 9167
Re: Pasta Feed Help
« Reply #31 on: September 12, 2012, 06:24:55 PM »

For pesto, you can use walnuts instead of pine-nuts, which can make it cheaper. The cheese is the last thing added, so you can keep some back for a vegan version.

For vegan sauce, I'd go with canned tomatoes and make my own, as I think natural flavours aren't usually added to the canned ones. For a simple marinara, use big cans of tomatoes, diced onions, garlic and herbs. For a more complicated sauce, add finely diced carrots, celery and onions, and for a meat sauce, start with sauteed ground beef or pork.


  • Member
  • Posts: 7653
    • My Image Portfolio and Store
Re: Pasta Feed Help
« Reply #32 on: September 12, 2012, 09:11:57 PM »
Beware of canned tomatoes as some of them are canned with tons of sodium.  I use one brand that I know by sight, but of course can't remember the name of.  *sigh* I am way to young to be having senior moments ::)