I mostly buy from La Bio Idea.<br><br>
This is the most common brand around here.<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.labioidea.com/labioidea/main_en.htm" target="_blank">http://www.labioidea.com/labioidea/main_en.htm</a>
I buy supermarket own brand dry pasta.<br><br>
My favourite sauce is not in a jar, the UK ones are all too sweet or expensive. To the cooked pasta I stir in some sundried tomato paste, some Thai coriander in veg oil (cilantro) olive oil, black pepper. Sometimes I shake vegan mozzerella cheese on it too.<br><br>
Other times we make creations with fried onions, fried mushrooms and tinned tomatoes.
I love making my own sauce with fresh tomatoes (in the summer) or canned tomatoes (in the winter)--my special ingredient: balsalmic vinegar....mmmm.... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=""><br><br><br><br>
However, both Muir Glen and Walnut Acres make a pretty satisfactory sauce.
I usually make my own, too...but sometimes my 17-year-old wants it as a "quick snack" after school.<br><br><br><br>
Does anyone know if Seeds of Change's is vegan?<br><br><br><br>
He does not like Muir Glen.<br><br><br><br>
And Balsamic vinegar is a wonderful thing...<br><br><br><br>
I just buy own-brand durum wheat pasta so I don't know about brands..<br><br><br><br>
I like dairy free pesto, I buy it from Sainsburys and one jar lasts ages. Or I just make a tomato type sauce with onions, garlic, tinned tomatoes, herbs, olive oil, salt & pepper... I sometimes add any vegetables I have too <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="">
I like Hodgson Mill pastas. They are whole wheat and they have eggless "egg" noodles.<br><br><br><br>
Try some of the pasta sauces in that Marilyn Diamond cookbook I mentioned in another post. Pages 280-282. I usually just make my own pasta sauce, so I can't remember a brand I buy just now.
I normally don't like to eat jarred pasta sauces and was amazed when I found the absolute best pasta sauce in the world! There are two flavors and one has actual chunks of artichokes in it and the other has chunks of asparagus in it. Erm...of course I can't remember the name of it, but I'll look when I'm at work tomorrow.
I like Hodgson's Mill for whole wheat pastas, and Barilla for white. Barilla makes some good pasta sauces too, make sure to check the labels though. I remember liking some of Paul Newman's & some other natural/organic brand's sauces as well. It's been a while since I've done the jarred pasta sauce thing, I've gotten in a habit of making my own sauce; it's pretty easy when using canned tomato products.
It is my understanding that the vitamins & minerals typically used to fortify white pastas are almost always vegan - I've never heard of them being non vegan actually. Easy way to avoid that potential problem is to buy whole wheat pasta <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=""><br><br><br><br>
I'm not sure about the sauces though ..
Pasta is usually pretty cheap stuff, at least the stuff you buy at your local grocer's. I have Barilla in my cabinet, but I think most pastas taste the same. *shrugs*<br><br><br><br>
Mushroom, yes, some of SoC's sauces are vegan.
Pasta: I forget the brand name, but it's wholemeal spirals. I think it has a pic of two Italian Monks. The same brand also has some sort of soy pasta which is okay, as well as wholemeal spaghetti..... I don't particularly like white pasta.<br><br><br><br>
Pasta Sauce: Paul Newman's Socarooni.<br><br>
Intersting note: the jar has a vegetarian recipe idea on the back; at the end it states "non-vegetarians may wish to add meat".
<b>Wal-Mart Brand Ingredients:</b><br><br>
Pasta: Semolina, Niacin, Ferrous sulfate (Iron), Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid.<br><br><br><br>
Sauce: Tomato Puree, Crushed and Diced Tomatoes, Corn Syrup, Onions, Soybean Oil, Salt, Garlic Powder, Spices, Parsley, Basil.<br><br><br><br>
Are any of those things non-vegan? Because I much prefer the generic brand to all the fancy brands I've tried.
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