Friday, May 25, 2012

VEGETARIAN SPAGHETTI BOLOGNESE / MUSHROOM STYLE MEATLESS BOLOGNAISE



With the colder weather approaching the need to each comforting bowls of warmth has drastically grown!
I then realized that our move to eating meat free and mostly animal product free too that I would have to come up with a dish to replace my usual spaghetti bolognese  I used to make  (filled with mince etc).  I can confidently say that we are 97% vegetarian and indulge in meat maybe once a month. (yay us! ;)
Replacing the meat with good quality mushrooms worked beautifully and I still got my lovely tomato pasta fix I wanted.



Autumn has been particularly beautiful this year and I couldn't help but photograph the leaves :) the seasons are changing fast and the cold is setting in!




INGREDIENTS
2 medium onions
2 cloves of garlic
1 and a half punnets of mushrooms (i used porcinni ) 
2 teaspoons balsamic glaze or balsamic vinegar
1 large jar of organic tomato puree 
2 teaspoons brown organic sugar
salt 
pepper
some fresh herbs - basil, oregano, thyme
Pasta (cooked) I use rice pasta



METHOD
Fry onion in some olive oil and season with salt. Once it starts to change colour add a teaspoon of sugar. then add garlic and lightly brown then remove all from the pan. In the same pan fry chopped up mushrooms and then add some balsamic glaze or balsamic vinegar and cook the mushrooms through. Now add the cooked onion and garlic back into the pan with the mushrooms. Add a jar of tomato puree and add sugar, salt, pepper and fresh herbs (basil, thyme and oregano) and simmer until flavors infuse. serve over cooked pasta :) I use a rice pasta.
Sprinkle with cheese if you eat dairy


So what warmer foods have you been making lately now that winter is here?

 

8 comments:

  1. Yum! I can't get over the gorgeous photos you use...wish I could do the same, need more practice...

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    1. AWW THANK YOU
      I, always trying to improve.. Its a process Im always working on :)

      Hugs
      BB

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  2. Your photos are always so beautiful, this spaghetti looks delicious, I'll have to try it soon!

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    1. Thank you :)
      yes do try it - it is relatively quick and yummy
      thanks for the comment
      BB
      ps I love your blog banner

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  3. This sounds very delicious! I am a huge fan of mushrooms!

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    1. Yes Mushrooms are my new meat and I love them!!! :)
      thanks for the visit :)
      hugs
      BB

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  4. this looks amazing, I have to try that!!!

    bisous,
    mia

    HEYLILAHEY

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  5. You have stunning pictures! Will give it a try for meatless Monday!

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