For those who like pasta then try this great family feast meal containing vegetables, plant based protein and spices. This recipe is simple to make using fresh veggies and one that lasts a few days and good to freeze. If your looking to to have a meat free day then try this nourishing bolognaise pasta recipe made with lentil pasta


Vegan, Gluten free, Serves 4-6

Ingredients

•  2 cups of red lentil pasta or any pasta
•  1 onion chopped
•  1 carrot grated
•  1 red pepper sliced
•  1 & 1/2 cups of chopped tomatoes
•  1/2 cup water
•  1 cup of frozen soya mince
•  1 tsp paprika
•  1 tsp mixed dried herbs
•  1/4 tsp chilli flakes
• 1 tsp madras curry powder

Method

1 Add the pasta to a large pan of boiling water, bring to boil, stir and allow to cook for about 10 minutes until tender, drain and set aside.
2 For the bolognaise filling, add a little oil to a pan and fry the onions until golden on a medium heat.
3 Add the peppers followed by the carrots and soya and mix well. The frozen soya may be clumped together but when cooked will disintegrate.
4 Add the chopped tomatoes, 1/2 cup of water, mix and simmer until bolognaise thickens.
5 Add all the spices, season with salt and pepper and tweak according to your taste.
6 Add the pasta to a large dish, stir in the bolognaise and garnish with a sprinkling of seeds.

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