I Promise You Will Survive Without Meat in your Entree.Main Course / July 30, 2016
I have some news for you. Many of these rules can be seriously ignored — and still be totally survivable — requiring very LITTLE psychotherapy to regain balance. (I have a few names if you need them!)
My favorite rebellious act is to leave meat out of your dinner entree completely. Even if you’re having a party!! As Westerners, we eat so much meat. It’s not that good for us and protein in available in so many other foods, so just for today, why not accept this notion, and try my delicious pasta dish shown above?
We eat with our eyes. (I hope you use a fork, too!) So the color and composition of a meal without meat needs to feel finished and complete. This strategy will give your diners sensory cues that satisfy that need to see all food groups on their plate. This pasta dish features beautifully sauteed baby bella mushrooms that are then presented in a silky browned butter truffle sauce over pappardelle noodles with a little fresh thyme, so I think I’m giving you something pretty darned amazing to begin your meatless journey, yes?
To add a luxurious note of extra flavor I added some truffle salt and browned the butter while making the sauce. Then it is finished with a roasted red pepper tzatziki sauce. In fact, there is so much velvety umami goodness in here, you’ll plan a meatless night every week!!
Get the recipe below and start to defy the rules, now!