Wednesday, 27 January 2016

How to Cook... Healthy Bolognese




So I ain't the biggest and/or best cook in the world and this was my first time trying to make this dish however it actually turned out pretty well if I do say so myself, and tasted even better than it looked! If you fancy trying your hand at a healthier alternative to spaghetti bolognese then keep reading... 

Ingredients:
1 Carrot
A handful of Mushrooms
2 Cloves of Garlic
1 Chilli
1 Onion
1/2 Courgettes
Coconut (or any other) Oil
A can of tinned tomatoes
Vegetable Stock Cube
150g mince (I used Quorn Mince)

(Optional: lemon juice, walnuts, salt and black pepper)

Method:
Bolognese: - 
1. Peel/chop/prepare all vegetables (carrot, mushroom, onion, garlic, chilli) so that they are ready when you need them
2. Add the coconut oil into a saucepan over a medium heat
3. Add the carrot to the pan and cook for a few minutes to soften 
4. Add in the garlic, onion and chilli and cook on a lower heat until the veg has softened
5. Increase the heat slightly and add in your mince and cook until browned (or with Quorn you just ensure its cooked for 12 minutes!)
6. Add the mushrooms, can of tinned tomatoes and your stock, lower the heat and put the lid on the pan and leave to simmer for around 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. 
7. Serve with courgette spaghetti 

Courgette Spaghetti: 
1. Cut the ends off of your courgette and use a spiraliser to turn your courgette into noodles
2. Add spinach, lemon juice, walnuts and garlic into a blender.
3. Coat the courgette with the mixture and then heat for around 3-5 minutes in a pan
4. Add salt and pepper to taste along with some cherry tomatoes   

AND ENJOY xxxx 





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4 comments

  1. This looks sooo good! I've made courgette spaghetti before, it's such a good alternative to pasta.

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  2. It is! And so easy to make too. Definitely recommend the bolognese!

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  3. I could just eat this, seems so simple x http://theworldofmegansmith.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. It's honestly so good, give it a try! x

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