Now, when I was chatting with my husband recently – the one thing he said he would have missed most (consuming a vegan diet) were the delicious flavours of a good bolognese.
So, when I created this recipe of minced mushrooms and all the other yummy ingredients that make a beautiful bolognese – it was safe to say – we were ‘stoked’.
Try this – you won’t be disappointed.
YOU NEED •
4 chopped tomatoes (large)
Half diced red or green capsicum
Handful chopped spinach, silverbeet or kale
2 cloves garlic – crushed
1/2 red/brown onion dices
1.5 tbsp tomato paste
1/2 cup water
Italian herbs, oregano, basil, thyme, rosemary – or just some fresh basil (chopped)
Salt and pepper to taste
Process mushrooms, carrot and zucchini in food processor.
Dice and sauté garlic and onion. Add diced capsicum, pour in mushroom mixture. Add herbs, tomatoes and tomato paste. Stir through water to achieve desired consistency. Add greens towards end and stir through, serve when wilted.
Salt and pepper to taste and serve with pasta, zucchini noodles, rice or quinoa.
I also love to top it off with a good old serving of nutritional yeast or ‘nooch’.
If you’re not in the mood for mushrooms, a good pasta sauce is always a must! Check out this Quick & Easy Pasta Sauce. It has been a hit with the parents of our online social groups, where people are always trying to improve on it. (Hint, they can’t, it’s perfect already). It’s also a great first starter food for the little ones. It’s packed with flavor, and easy to handle, albeit a little messy.
If just some quick snacks is what you’re after, we have complied a great list of Vegan On The Go Snacks. Especially for expectant parents to be, and the little ones. It never hurts to have some extra goodies hanging around, until the dinner hits the table.
A Note From The Raise Vegan Staff