Tonight, supper was in a hurry. For the third time this week. I had my first Italian class. How best to prepare for class? Ravioli!
Alex and I are taking the course together, and I think his jealousy was apparent when another classmate announced he’s taking the class because he has an Italian wife. Alex has me, who serves up experiments in frozen vegan ravioli. Just kidding, he never complains about what I cook. In fact, he likes it.
I didn’t make both packages of frozen ravioli tonight, just the Rising Moon. I had some old photos from the Soy Boy package and decided to post them together. I know I get ideas of what kinds of packaged foods are worth trying from reading what others have to say – do you have a favorite vegan ravioli?
First up: SoyBoy. Great name, but not something I would purchase again. For as much as I complained about my own ravioli dough being too thin, these were thick and heavy. Maybe I would try another flavor; after all, we didn’t throw out any ravioli.
I got the Ravioli Verde, which is a spinach pasta with a tofu filling that is flavored with tomato and herbs. Sounds good, but wans’t great.
Maybe I would be more likely to purchase the SoyBoy if there wasn’t a much better alternative through Rising Moon Organics.
I tried the butternut squash variety and it was delicious. Perusing their website, I see they have many different ravioli options and other products, some vegan and some not, and I see several other things I’ll be looking for in my grocer’s freezer.
Looks similar, I know. Why? Ravioli or pasta along with some jarred sauce (usually Classico, Newman’s, or Trader Joe’s) and some spinach is a quick and easy fallback meal. Plus we really enjoy it. And if I’m really on top of things, some mushrooms would be a perfect addition.
Anyway, these butternut squash ravioli were incredible, even with the tomato sauce. I might try another sauce later that might be better suited to the sweet squash. And if I’m going to try the tofu-ricotta filling, I think I’ll try it from Rising Moon before I go back to SoyBoy. The second set of ravioli had a much lighter dough and the ravioli were pillowy.
Anybody have and tips other than trial and error for finding convenience products you like? How about a sample day like at the grocery store?