Friday, January 28, 2011

Day 25: Swedish Meatballs

My husband and I always joke about how when people go vegan, the first thing they do is rush to find a way to "make meat" or cheese, all the things they want to give up. Kind of like how people spend thousands of dollars on the finest woods and stone in their homes to mimic the outdoors. If ya like it that much then go outside. But when it comes to being vegan, we realize the health benefits out weigh our cravings. But for us, this substitute was a must.

My husband spent two years in Sweden serving an LDS mission. While there he had Swedish meatballs....a lot! He likes them so much we had them at our wedding reception. So, it was obvious his beloved meatballs were not something he was willing to give up. Thus, I had to come up with this recipe, pronto.

Swedish "Meat"balls
vegan "meat"
vegan cheese
vegetable broth
2-3 red potatoes per person
lingonberry sauce or cranberry sauce

Roll your "meat" into meatballs and saute in oil in a pan till they are golden brown. Boil the red potatoes. Thin down your cheese with vegetable broth till it's a gravy consistence. Serve the sauce over the meatballs and potatos with a side of cranberry sauce. This dish must be eaten continental style. It just tastes better that way. Like how Chinese food MUST be eaten with chopsticks!. Try a bite of the meatball, potato, and cranberry sauce all at once....that's what I'm talkin bout!

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