Sunday night, I decided to FINALLY try Trader Joe's faux meatballs. As mentioned previously, I hate onions (and anything that tastes like an onion, which includes leeks, shallots, scallions, and chives...did I leave anything out?). I'm sure you're thinking that I can't possibly hate onions so much that their mere presence in a faux meatball would stop me from trying said meatball, but you'd be wrong.* Onions are very low on the ingredients list and, yet, I still avoided the faux meatballs due to the onion factor. In honor of VeganMoFo, I decided to give them a shot. I cooked up a batch of my favorite pizza/marinara sauce, which is the one that accompanies the Pita Pizza recipe in Foods That Cause You to Lose Weight and baked up a serving size of faux meatballs. They were good as long as they were drenched in sauce. Otherwise, they were just ok. I don't think I'd buy them again, but it was a good experiment. :)
P.S. Eat, Drink, & Be Vegan and The Joy of Vegan Baking arrived yesterday!
*Let the record show that I will pick onions out of anything...pasta sauce, soup, rice dishes, ANYTHING...and I won't begin eating until I've successfully rid my food of the offending veggie. If I'm ordering off a menu and the chef isn't able to leave the onions out, I won't order that dish. It's true; I'm hard core on the onion issue.