I rarely throw recipes on my blog, more often you can find them on our profile on Instagram @dpblogpl however, I would like to share this recipe because it is very simple, fast and of course vegan. Vegan spaghetti with smoked tofu is our number one when it comes to delicious and nutritious veg dishes.
We went on a veggie diet in June 2014. I remember that my family was shocked because we always ate meat. Why did we go on a veg diet? Mainly because of animal suffering. It may be strange, but more than once, when I ate a cutlet, I couldn't finish it. My brain was rebelling, and there were pictures of suffering animals in my mind. I couldn't go on, it was a conscious decision.
How do we feel on a veg diet?
This question always arises when we say that we do not eat meat. I went a step further because I don't eat eggs and fish either. Piotr eats these two products from time to time. I have never been a fan of eggs and fish, so rejecting these two products was not a problem for me. In one of the blog posts I wrote about my stomach problems. I often had reflux, diarrhea after eating anything. Added to this was stomachache after a meal. Suspected stomach ulcers. I had an ultrasound scan but nothing came out. I did not go for further tests, because after switching to a veg diet my problems passed.
I also fought anemia for many years. Interestingly - after switching to a veg diet, iron deficiencies disappeared. Magic, right? I will not calculate more positive effects, but certainly my diet also affects not only my body, but also the appearance of the skin, hair and nails (although I have never had problems with these).
Is tofu healthy?
Many vegans and vegetarians ask themselves this question. In general, tofu is okay, because it's a good source of protein, but in my case (thyroid problems) it is not recommended to eat too often. Therefore, whenever 'the' day comes when I can eat it - I try to make it in the tastiest way. Below is my suggestion for smoked tofu, which is delicious even without heat treatment. It tastes like smoked cheese roulades. I used to love all smoked cheeses - roulades, oscypek, etc.
Vegan spaghetti - a recipe
- 3 glasses of tomato juice
- 3 garlic cloves
- smoked tofu cubes
- half a can of corn
- half a kilo of mushrooms
- a teaspoon of oregano
- a teaspoon of hot pepper
- oil for frying mushrooms
- pasta for spaghetti
Execution: Wash and cut the mushrooms into quarters. If they are large, we cut each quarter in half. Fry until mushrooms are golden brown. Pour mushrooms into tomato juice, add sliced garlic, add salt, pepper, oregano and pepper. Fry until the tomato juice thickens and the sauce is made. When the tomato juice thickens, add the corn and tofu, which we then crush into small pieces using a fork.
Stew it for about 8 minutes. During this time, we cook pasta. After cooking, translate the pasta into a plate, put the sauce on the pasta and sprinkle with a little oregano. Tofu draws in tomato juice, so if the next day the spaghetti sauce is too thick, you can add tomato juice and boil for a while.