Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Recipe: Vegan bolognese sauce

Today I'll show you how to do bolognese sauce the vegan way :). I found this recipe when I was searching for more exciting ways to use tofu and it was love at frirst try. So, here it is ...


Ingredients:
- 1 leek, chopped
- 2 medium sized carrots, peeled, chopped
- 150 g of tofu
- 1 table spoon of tomato paste
- 3-4 dl of tomato sauce (I used pureed tomatoes that we keep in our freezer)
- salt to taste
- 1/2 tea spoon of curry powder
- pinch of red chili powder
- 2 table spoons of olive oil

Instructions:


1. Pour olive oil into preheated pan. Transfer chopped leek and carrots in it as well. Lower the heat and cook for about 2 minutes, so both vegetables become softer.


2. Place tofu in a food processor and process until minced (it should look like minced meet). Transfer it into a pan with vegetables. Stir.


3. Now add tomato paste and seasoning. Stir again. Add tomato sauce and place pan cover on top. Let it cook for at least 45 minutes (to 1 hour) on low-medium heat. Make sure you stir it occasionally while cooking. If tomato sauce evaporates, add some water. Serve with gluten-free pasta.


I served it with corn pasta, because that's what I had and wanted to eat, but it would be delicious combined with quinoa, amaranth, brown riceor even on its own.

Instead of leek use onion, instead of carrots use portobello mushroom, or use any kind of vegetables you prefer.

More recipes will be available in my cook book (it's in its last finishing touches :)).

Bon appetite :)



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14 comments:

  1. Tole pa zveni zelo okusno. Ziher bom probala, verjetno bom samo zelenjavo malce prilagodila. Ravno sem razmišljala, da moram preizkusiti neke nove recepte za testenine, da ne bodo skoz eni in isti. Komaj čakam knjigo. :)

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    1. Seveda, prilagodi po okusu in lastnih željah. Kuhanje je itak ena sama zabava in eksperimentiranje :)
      Tudi jaz! Malo se že vleče, ampak bo pa finalni produkt toliko boljši :)

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  2. Ooo njami, ful dobro izgleda. Pa še en stupid question; a ma tofu kakšen poseben okus? Si ga že dlje časa želim sprobat, pa ne vem ali bi ali ne bi :D

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    1. Hmm, v bistvu je skoraj brez okusa :) Je pa zelo "spužvast" in vpije praktično karkoli. Super je če se marinira in popeče npr, tako kot meso :) Tudi samo meso nima baš okusa :)
      Probaj ga, samo pripravi ga dobro, ker sam tofu ti ne bo všeč ;)

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  3. Zgleda okusno, sploh ker obožujem por <3

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    1. Wiii, porojedka :P Jaz pa brokoli in brstični ohrovt <3 ;))

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  4. Njam njam, izgleda super! Všeč mi je, ker si dala še tolko drobnjaka na koncu, mi je ful dobr :)

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    1. V hoferju sem drobnjak v lončku kupila za 1 € ;)
      Hvala za komentar

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  5. Njami! Še dobro, da sem ravno jedla, ker drugače bi že napadla hladilnik. :D

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  6. O njam, tole zgleda super!
    (Kje dobiš koruzne testenine? :))

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    1. Spar, najboljši sosed :P Majo prav posebej na polički z gluten free izdelki.

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  7. Zgleda zelo okusno! Jaz bi verjetno samo začimbe zamenjala, ker ne prenesem čilija. :D

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  8. This looks delicious and it's oh so easy to make! Yummy, let's try this some day soon :)

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