Spaghetti bolognese vegetarian recipe with seitan mince, spelt pasta and cashew nuts

Ingredients for spaghetti bolognese vegetarian recipe with seitan mince, spelt pasta and cashew nuts

  • 1 Veggie Protein Bloc – Spelt
  • 500 g spelt spaghetti
  • 2 tsp olive oil (Amanprana Verde Salud)
  • 1 large onion
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 3 carrots
  • 1 celery stalk
  • 1 leek
  • 1 parsley root
  • Liquid smoke flavouring
  • 800 g tinned tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp tomato purée
  • 300 ml vegetable stock
  • 150 ml red wine
  • 1 tsp coconut blossom sugar (Amanprana coconut blossom sugar)
  • 2 tbsp oregano
  • 4 tbsp cashew nuts

Preparation of spaghetti bolognese vegetarian recipe with seitan mince, spelt pasta and cashew nuts

  1. Chop the seitan into small cubes and pass through a mincer.
  2. If you don’t have a mincer, you can use the mincing function on your food processor.
  3. Otherwise, simply chop the seitan very finely with a knife.
  4. Peel the garlic and onion and wash the other vegetables.
  5. Chop into small cubes.
  6. Heat a little olive oil in a non-stick frying pan and sear the vegetables for about 5 minutes, until they turn a light brown colour.
  7. Add the minced seitan and fry for 8 to 10 minutes.
  8. Add the pepper, salt, red wine, sugar and oregano and boil for 10 minutes.
  9. Lower the heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
  10. Meanwhile, boil the spaghetti in generously salted water until al dente.
  11. Serve the spaghetti with the sauce and a few finely-crushed cashew nuts for extra texture. Bon appetit!

Tip of Stefano:

Spaghetti bolognese, a traditional pasta recipe which anyone can make

Spaghetti bolognese: thoroughly Italian and thoroughly classic, this delicious sauce can be made with many variations. Authentic bolognese is made with beef mince and pancetta, but in this recipe the beef mince is replaced with seitan, which means that vegetarians and vegans can also enjoy spaghetti bolognese.

Bolognese sauce, a classic from Bologna and perfect on pasta

Bolognese is a pasta sauce which originated in Bologna in Italy. The sauce is extremely thick and very nutritious. The authentic recipe for the sauce is even registered with the Italian Chamber of Commerce. While the Italians usually serve bolognese sauce on a bed of tagliatelle or use it in lasagne, in Northern Europe it is generally served over spaghetti. Nearly everyone has their own recipe for spaghetti bolognese. This recipe using spelt spaghetti is delicious, healthy and packed with flavour!

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Stefano Vicinoadio

Who is Stefano Vicinoadio? Here at Bertyn we got to know him at an organic fair in Germany. We immediately hit it off and it turned into a great working relationship. Stefano is actually a photographer, and it is his passion. But his love for cooking has resulted in the most delicious recipes... together with great photos.

Stefano describes himself as colourful, loud, a vegan, a friend, a discoverer, a digital nomad and straightforward. Stefano changed tack and started to eat and live a healthy vegan lifestyle His life took a wholly different course when he became very ill. At the age of 33 he was going with all guns blazing, but he didn't spare a thought for his own health - he smoked, drank a lot, worked up to 16 hours a day and drank around two litres of coffee daily. Then he developed two serious hernias, as well as being very overweight. He realised that he could not continue this way and decided on a complete turnaround. He quit drinking and smoking and slowly changed his diet, until he finally went almost completely vegan. Vegan, a step further than vegetarian Stefano's recipes are all vegan. A vegan eats no animal products whatsoever, taking it a step beyond vegetarianism. Vegans don't eat eggs, dairy products or honey. These recipes by Stefano will prove to you that there's still a great deal left to work with. See the recipes and try them out for yourself!

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Reine

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“Always buy the best quality seitan. The seitan you find in your average supermarket is often very tough. Seitan should have a tender texture. Organic health stores stock delicious seitan (I don’t often like to mention a brand, but Bertyn’s seitan is excellent).” groeneprinses.be