Last time we where in Totnes I had to be restrained from buying Organic pasta in Thomas The Tank Engine shapes. That's where I fall on the pasta scale. Anything novelty is awesome, big shapes, little shapes, funny colours... So when I wanted spaghetti, the plain but comforting child, for something like six months ago and it was buy one get one free I was pretty much doomed to have it in the pantry forever.
One recipe and a bastardisation of another one from Appetite for Reduction is helping me to get my pasta supply under control. The Cajun Bean Ball & Spaghetti (without the courgette - not in season courgette tends to taste... bad) was a must try from the second I saw it and with a packet of Tempeh finally making it's way into my possession I was ready. Oh my god it's yummy. Deep, nutty bean balls, plenty of chilli and super simple spaghetti. It is such a shame Tempeh only visits our fridge once in a blue moon. Or perhaps not. This could become the Cajun Beanballs and Spaghetti blog.