Thursday, May 17, 2012

Cook off #2

Cook off recipe number two. My husband should be thanking Gourmet Fresh for getting me back in the kitchen. I have been a wee bit slack lately and this has re-inspired me. I am vegetarian and my husband is gluten free. What a fun couple we are! I often make us different dishes but this week I am combining our two dietary requirements.

Spaghetti Bolognese
Vegetarian and Gluten free
I used Quorn Mince as a substitute for beef mince. Obviously, you can make this with real meat too. I have also substituted gluten filled spaghetti for gluten free spirals. You can use whatever pasta you like. See how generous I am!
Quorn Mince. I bought this is the freezer section of Woolies
San Remo Gluten free spirals
Olive Oil
Can of diced tomatoes
2 or 3 fresh tomatoes peeled and diced
1 onion finely chopped
tomato paste
Red wine
1 tablespoon pine nuts
Gourmet Fresh Chunky Garlic paste
Gourmet Fresh Basil paste
Gourmet Fresh Hot Chilli paste
Rocket leaves to garnish
Pre-heat a pan. Warm up a little Olive Oil and fry up some finely chopped onions.  Also bring a large pot of water to boiling and add the pasta with a little salt. Also, pour yourself a glass of wine. You want to make sure it's not corked and the flavour will be right for cooking.
 After 1 minute, add a spoon of Gourmet Fresh Chunky Garlic paste, a tablespoon of pine nuts and continue frying.
When the onion have turned clear (before they go brown or black) add the mince. 
 When the mince is cooked through add the can of tomatoes, chopped tomatoes, 1/2 glass of red wine and tablespoon of tomato paste. Stir through then add a table spoon of Gourmet Fresh Basil paste. Season with salt and pepper to your taste.
 Drain the pasta, plate up and garnish with parmesan and rocket leaves.


  1. This looks so nice. I shouldn't be looking a food blogs when I am hungry. Ms K

    1. Hi Ms K, I know what you mean. I have been checking out all the Gourmet Fresh blogs and now I am starving. Thanks for visiting and commenting. Rachel x

  2. I love quorn! We ate vegetarian for 7 years when we lived in England. Lived on the stuff.
    Over using it to cook. Was a lot cheaper than it is here though!

    1. 'over' should have been 'loved' :-)

  3. This is a great idea for a recipe. I am Gluten Intolerant (although, I will admit I still eat it- huge Italian food fan!) and because I am an A bloog type, I am meant to eat mostly Vegetarian- so this is perfection. Thanks for the post- will definitely try it out :)

    Luc X

    1. Thanks Luc, interesting you are an 'A bloog type'. Perhaps you have been blogging too much lately. Your typo made me giggle. I hope you like the recipe. Rachel x