Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Bunny Bunny

"Bunny, bunny."  It's September 1st, and I've gotten into the habit from my rather superstitious family of always saying "bunny, bunny" on the first of the month to bring luck all the month long:)  You still have time...you know you want to say it :-)

It's funny to me how the temperature seems to drop just as September creeps up.  It was nice in the days of grade school, when I could wear my new school clothes, but now it just makes me a little sad to see summer go.

Sunday, I met a friend at the Met (haha...sorry), the Metropolitan Museum of Art that is, to check out their new American wing as well as take in a bit of sun on the rooftop.   It was truly a beautiful day, few clouds in the sky, and amazing views of the park and the city.

  Mmm, it really was a great day, fingers crossed I can get a few more sunny park visits in before the temperatures drop and the leaves begin to change.

Yesterday, I continued to use my TVP(first use was my black bean burgers) when Amanda, and another classmate of ours came over to make TVP meatballs.  We used this recipe but used peanut butter instead of tahini.

Amanda forming the meatballs.

All arranged on the pan and ready for 30 minutes of baking.

Amanda used one of the millions of cool kitchen gadgets in her collection to make zucchini spaghetti(wish I had a picture of it). However, you could also do a decent job with a vegetable peeler, or simply cut matchstick lengths/julienne cut.  We topped the spaghetti with our meatballs and tomato sauce and dug in!

Ahhh, this was such a filling and flavorful meal.  Mom, sorry but I think this definitely took the prize over your traditional meatballs.  I will definitely be making these balls in the near future.



  1. Zucchini pasta! I love it! It looks beautiful plated.

  2. I have recently started eating healthier and am always looking for great recipes. The zucchini pasta looks wonderful and I can't wait to try it. The pictures of NY make me want to come and visit! Great blog, I will be back!

  3. This one looks delicious! I am def. trying this one!