Smart Bacon in pasta

Lunch today was leftover pasta sauteed with garlic, tomatoes, and broccoli. I haven’t cooked the Smart Bacon we have at home in a while, so I decided to cook some and crumble them into the pasta.

Smart Bacon

I’m a lifelong bacon fan, but I was nevertheless curious to give Smart Bacon a try and I’m glad I did. If ever I decided to become a vegetarian, I don’t think I’ll be grieving for the lack of bacon, because these veggie protein strips are a pretty good substitute. Of course, they look nothing like bacon and don’t curl up the way it does–don’t be fooled by the picture on the box–but I can say that they taste quite close to the real thing and could help make the transition to vegetarianism easier to swallow.

Once the three slices were cooked (sad to say I tend to burn the edges), I crumbled them up and sprinkled them onto the pasta and mixed the whole thing. Here’s the final product.

Rotini with garlic, tomatoes, and broccoli

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