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Category: Mains

Vegetarian Spaghetti Bolognese

Alternative title : Because everyone has a favourite meal that just screams of home comfort right? 

For as long as I can remember my mum would cook Spaghetti Bolognese when the family needed a bit of cheering up, it was good old comfort food that got us sitting together to talk about the day and just generally to get us out of any gloomy moods we may have been carrying around from a crap-tastic day. Being the geeky kid with a love of science and arts it was safe to say I had A LOT of days like that.

Even as an adult this is my go to food for a good dose of nostalgia and a boost of the happy! Except nowadays, I don’t eat meat.

So, this is my meat-free version of my favourite home comfort food!

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Chilli Butter Trout

Alternative title: Since taking up a healthier diet I’ve developed an odd craving for fish…I don’t think it’s a bad thing…I just think it’s bloody odd.


“So erm…I could like…Really go for a piece of Salmon right about now” my brain whispers.

“We’re making Trout later…Just hold out until then” I whisper back.

“But I want some now!” It’s becoming petulant.

“It would mean going to the store to get everything…” I mutter.

“I don’t see a problem with this”…I sometimes wonder if my brain models itself on Sheldon Cooper.

“The problem is I’m in my pyjamas, it’s freezing outside and it’s 2 in the sodding morning”.

“Most people go shopping in their pyjamas nowadays…Some of them just go in their underpants and flip-flops!”

“The fish counter is shut until the morning so just go the fudge to sleep!”

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