After returning home from todayâ€™s race, I took a wonderful 2 hour nap. When I woke up, I was starving! I remember a fun recipe sent to me by Beth for Sweet Potato Ravioli and decided to try a savory version.
One of the things I â€˜missâ€™ since reducing my dairy intake is those stuffed pastas you buy in the freezer section. I used to eat them all the time when I was short on time for cooking, but now that Iâ€™m trying to limit dairy to once a day, the ravioli doesnâ€™t look so appealing. Iâ€™ve been on the hunt for cheese-less ravioli, but these serve as a nice (if labor-intensive) substitution.
Iâ€™ve never made pasta from scratch. I used these won ton wrappers as â€œpastaâ€:
The stuffing was simple: mashed sweet potato and mashed rinsed black beans. For two servings, I used an entire potato and 1 cup of beans.
All that will fit in the wontons is 1 tablespoon of mix. Be careful not to overstuff!
I sealed each wonton with a little bit of water.
And then I boiled them for 5 minutes with a little olive oil.
I topped the ravioli with regular red pasta sauce.
It was good, but a little slimy. :) Maybe I cooked it too long? Honestly, I think wonton wrappers are best for frying. I bet the sweet potato and black bean mix would taste AMAZING in fried wontons. Obviously, not the healthiest way to prepare them, but it would be a nice change!
With a big arugula salad on the side.
All together now:
Plus, an orange for dessert:
Well, my friends, Iâ€™m off to be Caitlin at Unhealthy Tipping Point and get my dance on at the downtown Orlando clubs. ;) Hardy ha ha. We rarely go out because itâ€™s so expensive, but Orlando has an excellent nightlife. Iâ€™m pumped!
Have you ever made pasta from scratch? Got any recipes?