It has been over a year since I became vegan. At first my meat cravings were crazy strong. I ate a lot of “faux meat” to combat these cravings. However, since starting this blog in January I have been cooking for myself a lot more and not having nearly as many cravings. But for the last two weeks I have been really, really wanting a good meaty pasta dish. The first one I made was with spaghetti squash and mushrooms. That did not hit the spot at all. On my second attempt, I used quinoa pasta and more mushrooms and added a few green lentils. Although this was quite delicious, it didn’t hit the spot either.
Because I have been eating mostly plant-based lately, I decided to indulge my cravings. I saw this Tofurky Sausage with Spinach Pesto and it sounded so good I had to give it a try! There are four nice size links in a package. I used two “sausage” links, since I cooking enough pasta for 4 to 5 meals. I cooked a few pieces in a non-stick pan just to get the true flavor. They tasted like real sausage! This always freaks me out. I read all the ingredients at the grocery store, but the taste made me read them again. I got a strong flavor of Parmesan cheese. The spinach pesto gave the “sausage” a really good pasta worthy flavor.
I am not usually a Tofurky brand fan, but this item was a pleasant surprise. I added mushroom, spinach, onion, and bell pepper to make my perfect pasta.
If you are giving in to an indulgence, the Tofurky Artisan Sausage with Spinach Pesto is not a bad choice.