Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Pumpkin Sauce & Soyboy Ravioli

Pleasant, easy meal thanks to Soyboy, Upton Naturals, and a quick pumpkin sauce.
I have made a pumpkin sauce before. I'm sure it's nestled deep in old posts of yesteryear. Repetition has always been one of my biggest blogging fears. Although there remains to be plentiful growth in the vegan sphere and of the vast art world, I know that my heart stays stuck in certain rhythmic patterns. That happens when confined to comfort. I love comfort. And autumn brings me so much, especially pumpkin flavored everything vegan.
Soyboy Ravioli was discovered in the freezer section of Whole Foods. At $4.39, it seemed reasonable. Plus, the filling of spinach and tofu sounded delicious. I didn't want to create a typical tomato or cheese sauce as topping. Instead, I turned to my supreme ardor of pumpkin.
The lovely raviolis are plush, soft pillows and the centers are seasoned, but creamy thick sauce and chunky Italian Seitan crumbles brings extra special flavor.

Pumpkin Sauce & Soyboy Ravioli Ingredients and Preparation

Pumpkin Sauce

2/3 cup pumpkin puree
1/2 cup full fat coconut milk
1/4 cup nutritional yeast
1 teaspoon turmeric
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon cumin
pinch of pumpkin pie spice

1 package Soyboy Ravioli
1/2 cup Upton Naturals Italian Seitan

On medium heat, in a small saucepan, combine pumpkin, coconut milk, nutritional yeast, turmeric, salt, black pepper, cumin, and pumpkin pie spice.
To cook Soyboy Ravioli, it's important that the package is not thawed. Must be frozen. It will cook in 6-7 minutes. That is great timing.

These were leftovers packed for lunch. And yes, I added broccoli florets. As usual.
Pumpkin goodness.
Thank you Upton Naturals. This seitan is perfection.


  1. I love that SoyBoy ravioli! And pumpkin pasta sauces are my fave. I make the recipe for Punk-kin Pasta from La Dolce Vegan once every autumn!

    Also, I repeat stuff all the time on my blog! It's hard not to after several years, but I figure the readership changes enough over time that it's new to people when I post something again.

    1. The Soyboy ravioli is really good! Gotta buy that again! Thanks for the suggestion-- one can never have enough pumpkin sauce recipes!!!
      Thank you also for saying that it's truly alright to have a repetitive recipe every now and then. That sounds quite right.

  2. Hi Janyce: that looks great! Like you, I also look for alternatives to marinara, so your pumpkin sauce sounds delicious. And with turmeric and cumin, one can't go wrong. ;-)
    Thanks for the shoutout!
    -Andy from SoyBoy

    1. Hello Andy and thank you! I really appreciate your comments. :)