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!

Here we go :

Ingredients (Makes enough for 4 …  or 1 very, very hungry Ruebi): 

1 x onion (peeled and diced)

2 x stalks of celery (sliced)

200g mushrooms (sliced)

2 x medium sized carrots (peeled and sliced)

2 x 400g tins of Tomatoes

350g Meat-Free Quorn Mince 

250ml Vegetable Stock

3 x cloves of garlic (crushed)

Vegetable oil for cooking (~1 tbsp)

Spaghetti (cook as per instructions on pack as this can differ depending on brand)

 

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Can never have too many mushrooms … Or carrots … Or celery

 

Sweat onions, mushrooms and garlic in 1 tbsp oil over a medium heat for 10 minutes (or until softened).

 

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I absolutely love the smell combination of mushrooms, garlic and onions … Don’t you?

 

Add the veggies and sweat for a further 10 minutes.

 

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I prefer the carrots and celery to have a bit of a crunch to them so I don’t cook them for too long.

 

Add Quorn mince, tomatoes and stock then cook for a further 15-20 minutes (perfect time to start cooking the Spaghetti).

 

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Oooo nearly there!

 

Once Spaghetti is cooked, drain and serve topped with the Bolognese!

 

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And it’s ready to eat! Woop, woop!

 

And enjoy!

So lovelies, what is the meal that reminds you of home comforts? Do you have a favourite?

R x

PS – If you do test this out, I’d love to know! Please share with me on Insta or Twitter using #LHB_Blog

Oh, and Happy Halloween! I’m hoping to be spending that evening learning more about Lancashire’s rich witch history! Sooo excited! How are you spending Halloween? Doing anything spooky?

 

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