Last updated on August 21st, 2017 at 03:40 pm
I know…it sounds sad. Like a sad try to reproduce something as comforting and as delicious as real bolognese.
But this is different. When you try this – you’ll know, all those real bolognese recipes are begging to be this recipe.
I remember – when I was a poor student I used to love bolognese. Loooooved it. There wasn’t a thing in this world that couldn’t be fixed with a serving of bolognese pasta – fail the exams – bolognese, couldn’t pay rent – bolognese, had a rat in the apartment – distract it with some bolognese and run for your life before it bites you again.
Just kidding. I have never failed an exam.
Now I only make vegan bolognese, because I’m older and I need more fiber. Well not only. Vegan bolognese is good for my health, it’s good for my skin and it’s good for the animals, that can now live a (hopefully) happy life.
The sauce is not only vegan, but also gluten-free and you can use it with gluten-free pasta if you’re gluten-free sensitive. I used however wholegrain pasta.
Tofu is one of my biggest enemies in the whole wide world (www), so I decided to use lentils for the sauce. Not only because me and lentils have a long history together, but because they prove to me every single time that they provide the best service out there. They’re delicious, versatile and very very healthy.
I also added mushrooms – which is kinda new to me, because normally I don’t like mushrooms. But in this recipe they’re a perfect fit.
You wouldn’t even notice that there isn’t any meat in this sauce.
BEAUTY AND HEALTH PROPERTIES
Another thing that you might not even consider while getting messy with this heavenly sauce is that it’s actually healthy and good for your skin.
This vegan pasta is loaded with:
- fiber for clear skin
- protein and iron to build healthy skin, nails and hair
- lycopene for sun protection
- beta-carotene for healthy complexion
- Vitamin E and Vitamin C for young and fresh looking skin
The ingredients have these properties:
- detoxifying properties
Which means – in this case what tastes great is also great for your health and your looks.