Spaghetti and Bean Balls

Little-girl Zoe just adored spaghetti with meatballs. As I have been sick with a nasty head-cold the past week, I was craving some comfort food and decided to whip up some Spaghetti with Bean balls from my fav vegan cookbook, Veganomicon. (When I related to my father that bean balls were on my menu he said “oh no, those poor beans.” hardy-har-har…)

These delicious balls o’ beans have a great taste and texture, and I was mildly horrified that it took me so long to try them out. While the recipe says to mix the bean paste in a bowl with a fork, I have found that it works just as well in a food processor if you pulse the ingredients for a minute or so — don’t let it run freely or you will end up with a mixture that will be better for dipping chips in than rolling into balls.

After baking, crispy on the pan!


Looking lovely over whole grain spaghetti with saucy spinach and broccoli

Try them out for yourself, and amuse yourself while you cook by singing the SexyTofu rendition of “On Top of Spaghetti” : On top of spaghetti, all covered with beans..I lost my poor bean ball, when somebody..beaned.

About the author  ⁄ Zoe

Zoe Eisenberg is an author, editor and filmmaker living on the big island of Hawaii. For more from Zoe, find her on Instagram @zoahu, Twitter @Sexytofublog, or check out her book, The Lusty Vegan, available on Amazon and wherever books are sold.

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