Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Pasta Bolognese

Are you ready to try something amazing?! This is the Super Easy Pasta Bolognese from Manifest:Vegan. So good I was asked to make it again the following week and visitors were happy just eating the leftover sauce with bread. I'd say that qualifies as success! The TVP takes on a slightly too sweet flavor; the first time I thought it was the brand of tomato paste I used (I caved at the store and bought the cheap stuff at like 10 cents a can), the second time I used my usual all-natural one and it was better but still sweet, so I'm guessing it's the wine or balsamic vinegar--I might cut those down next time. Regardless, it's scrumptious. This is comfort food at its best. Paired with garlic bread and a salad (the one in the background had roasted red peppers, artichoke hearts, olives, and a basic vinaigrette) and you're all set for making people's tummies happy!


  1. I've never had bolognese before but the vegan version sounds fantastic - much better than the kind with bacon! I also wanted to let you know I've nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. =)

  2. Hey Nichole! I found a reference (on Vegansaurus) to your being a dental student... and I have been loving your recipes! I will be giving a lecture on vegetarian nutrition at a dental conference in a couple weeks and wanted to connect with you to see if you had any input, being that you are a vegan in the front lines. Thanks in advance!
    Dina Aronson, MS, RD, dina.aronson@yahoo.com (my blog is veganRD.com)