See I said I would do an egg free meal this week. Actually this one is completely vegan. YAY!
I just realized this is our first pasta dish! I had almost given up on pasta, not zucchini noodles, but actual comfort food-cooked pasta..you know what I mean. Every time I picked up a box it usually had something else added in it that we couldn't eat. Then one day I was catching up on some of my favorite blogs and I ran across these black bean noodles on A Beautiful Mess (love them!) I usually can't eat their recipes, but they can still be really inspiring. They had made their black bean noodles in a southwestern baked mac n' cheese, I know sounds delicious, but also loaded with diary and corn. Even just with a simple tomato sauce these noodles are still good. I wouldn't say they are like eating regular gluten pasta, even though it's mild you can taste the black bean, but they're still a great substitute. Just make sure not to overcook.
I'm excited to experiment more with these noodles though, maybe in baked dish or try and make some sort of nacho-y cheese sauce? Not sure what the future holds for us and these noodles.
Funniest thing, we've been paleo for about 2 years now, obviously we aren't always super strict since black beans aren't exactly paleo. SO, when I made these noodles my husband and I were SO excited....finally! A noodle! My kids however, could care less. They actually wouldn't eat it! I can get my 4yr old and 2 yr old to eat kale chips, tomatoes, salmon and even liver, but not noodles (they liked the sauce!). ha! I wonder if this means they're either really healthy or just really bad taste testers for me!! I'm cool with it though and my husband and I enjoy having a safe comfort food in our arsenal.