Vegan Spaghetti Bolognese

Love Life and Lollipops- Vegan Spaghetti Bolognese

This spaghetti bolognese is vegan and healthy and a perfect family meal. Last week was ridiculously hot.  Unbearable! Richie agreed to leave work early Thursday to head out to the beach which I was so so thankful for!

We got out there around 5p and I headed straight to the market to pick up some ingredients to make an easy dinner.  Earlier in the week I'd seen Ina making a bolognese on tv and it inspired me to figure out a vegan version.

With this pregnancy I'm always looking for more ways to get healthy protein into my diet and this was a perfect way to get some into an otherwise totally veggie and grain dinner.

Richie and Avi both loved it and I made enough to last us through the weekend with leftovers.  I served it with some steamed broccoli dressed in garlic oil and some fresh bread from Eli's.  It was total comfort food the healthy way:)  This recipe'll definitely be a regular in my house from now on!

Here's how I did it:

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 Field Roast Italian Sausages broken into small pieces (with your hands)

1 medium onion chopped

5 cloves garlic chopped

pinch of sea salt

1 can (I buy these in a box, check me out here for bpa issues in canned goods) diced tomatoes

1 small can (apx 5 tablespoons) tomato paste

1 cup red wine (I used a cabernet cause that was what we had in the refrigerator, but use whatever you'd like to drink)

1 package of whole wheat spaghetti

  1. In a large saute pan heat the olive oil on med/high heat and saute the onions and garlic with the salt until they begin to soften.
  2. Add the sausage and cook until it begins to brown (I like mine pretty brown, but this'll depend on your tastes how brown you like it).
  3. Meanwhile start to boil the water for the pasta.
  4. Add the tomatoes and paste and mix until incorporated.
  5. Add the wine and mix again them bring the sauce to a boil, then lower to a simmer.
  6. While this cooks, add the pasta to it's boiling water and cook according to package directions.
  7. When the pasta is cooked and drained, add it to the sauce and cook the together for 5-7 minutes to let the flavors absorb.
  8. Serve immediately.

Eve