I Own the Rain God

meaty vegetarian ravioli

My dog is the rain god. Yes, that’s right, my 15-pound Chihuahua mix is the official rain god. When she wiggles around, chases her tail, and finishes with a satisfied lick, the sun shines. When she neglects to do her little dance, the winds howl and the raindrops splash down on our roof.


Okay, so maybe I need to check into the whole causation vs. correlation thing…  


meaty vegetarian ravioli


But still, all of the rain triggered my craving for warm comfort food. Filled pasta and a flavorful tomato sauce fit the bill, and after my dumpling success, I decided to make ravioli with some of the remaining wonton wrappers.


Half an hour later, I plated the hot homemade meal, and as our puppy dog wagged her tail under the table, the pouring rain slowed to a sprinkle. Hmm…


meaty vegetarian ravioli


Meaty Vegetarian Ravioli

serves 2

You can easily make double or triple the amount and freeze the leftovers! Put the uncooked ravioli on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, and place in the freezer for 2-4 hours before transferring to a (labeled!) Ziploc bag. Add 1 minute boiling time for frozen ravioli.

4 oz. beef soy crumbles (such as Gimmie Lean Beef)

¼ c. yellow onion, diced

1 clove garlic, minced

10 round wonton wrappers

small bowl of water

½ c. tomato pasta sauce

  1. In a large skillet coated with nonstick cooking spray, sauté the onions for 4-6 min or until translucent. Add the garlic, and cook for 30 sec. Add the soy crumbles and cook another 3-5 min, stirring occasionally, or until the soy crumbles begin to brown.
  2. Working with one wrapper at a time, place a spoonful of the “meat” mixture on the upper half of the circle, leaving a small border. Dip your finger into the bowl of water, and wet the entire circumference of the wonton wrapper. Fold the circle in half, and press the edges together between your thumb and forefinger to seal. Repeat with the remaining wrappers and “meat.”
  3. Bring a pot of water to boil. Add the ravioli and cook for 3 min. While the pasta cooks, heat the pasta sauce in the microwave or on the stove. Drain the pasta, place 5 ravioli on each plate, and top with half of the sauce.


meaty vegetarian ravioli



December 4, 2012. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . Midweek Meals.


  1. mrswebbinthekitchen replied:

    Yum! I’ve yet to experiment with homemade ravioli… yours look delicious! And you fooled me with the soy! 😉

    • foods for the soul replied:

      Thank you! I’m hoping to try making some spinach and ricotta ravioli soon, but that may have to wait until after the holidays… I’d rather spend my time baking Christmas cookies!

      • mrswebbinthekitchen replied:

        Yum, right there with you! Made my second batch of this season’s Christmas cookies tonight- double chocolate peppermint! My thighs hate me…

      • foods for the soul replied:

        Even if your thighs don’t like your baking, my tummy certainly does! Those sound delicious!! I also baked cookies tonight (nutella instead of chocolate), and I ate half of the entire batch myself… So the rest are going into tupperware and on top of the fridge where I can’t reach them! (Until I get out my pretty pink step stool…)

  2. Janice Cumberlidge replied:

    These look delicious and I’m not even a vegetarian! Great post.

  3. mixitupandmakeitnice replied:

    Just wondering whether the rain god also controls snow and sleet? The ravioli looks amazing too 🙂

    • foods for the soul replied:

      I’m not sure… We’re not really in a snowy climate, but I can take the little rain god up to the mountains and see! :] And thank you!!

      • mixitupandmakeitnice replied:

        Oh an experiment 🙂 Maybe we should test the extent of his powers. You tell me whether he does his rain dance or not, and I’ll tell you whether it rained in the UK or not…

      • foods for the soul replied:

        She did her dance earlier today, so it’s bright and sunny here! Although she’s now basking in the sun, so I don’t know how that influences things…

      • mixitupandmakeitnice replied:

        No rain here today either – wow, you really do own the Rain God!!

      • foods for the soul replied:

        That was a fun experiment! Glad she could brighten your day a little bit! :]

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