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
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)
Sweat onions, mushrooms and garlic in 1 tbsp oil over a medium heat for 10 minutes (or until softened).
Add the veggies and sweat for a further 10 minutes.
Add Quorn mince, tomatoes and stock then cook for a further 15-20 minutes (perfect time to start cooking the Spaghetti).
Once Spaghetti is cooked, drain and serve topped with the Bolognese!
So lovelies, what is the meal that reminds you of home comforts? Do you have a favourite?
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?