Quinoa & Lentil Bolognese

I loved this recipe! It was so filling, a great weeknight meal, and definitely something you can cook for non vegans 🙂 I think I forgot how good spaghetti squash is, I used to make it all the time . . . definitely going to be brining it back into my kitchen this summer

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Ingredients:

-28 oz can whole peeled tomatoes

-1 Cup carrots, diced

-1/2 Cup shallots, diced (about 1 large)

-3 cloves garlic, minced

-1 teaspoon oregano

-1 teaspoon parsley

-1/2 teaspoon thyme

-1 Cup lentils, cooked

-1/2 Cup quinoa, cooked

-Oil for cooking

-Salt and pepper to taste

-Vegan parmesan cheese to garnish

-1 large, or 2 medium, spaghetti squash

Directions:

-Cut your spaghetti squash in half and scoop out the insides

-Bake at 375 degress farenheit for 45 minutes

-Remove the squash from the oven and set aside

-While the squash is roasting, make the sauce

-Remove all tomatoes from the can. Set 4 – 5 whole tomatoes aside and chop the remaining, reserving as much of the tomato juice as possible

-Heat a skillet over medium heat with about 1 Tablespoon oil. Add carrots, shallots, and garlic, and saute until garlic is fragrant, about 2 – 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper

-Transfer carrot/shallot mixture to your food processor along with the whole tomatoes that you set aside. Add 1/4 Cup of tomato juice from can to the food processor and puree on high until smooth. Return sauce to skillet

-Stir in chopped tomatoes, remaining tomato juice/liquid, and the other remaining ingredients. Stir and allow to come to a small simmer

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-Allow mixture to simmer 10 – 15 minutes to let the flavor develop, tasting and seasoning with salt and pepper halfway though

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-When ready to serve, scoop out spaghetti squash and transfer to plates. Top with sauce, fresh herbs, and Vegan parmesan cheese

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^This Vegan GOVEGGIE parmesan cheese is awesome!
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XOXO

The boyfriend was gone this past weekend so my Friday consisted of laundry, cleaning, some wine, and tv (sounds boring, but it felt great to just relax). Saturday I blogged, did some more cleaning, and was able to hit the gym before my friends Lauren, Ali, and Phil came to spend the night with me in Newport! We got dinner, drinks, and had a lot of laughs.

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Yesterday we got a quick breakfast and walked around the cutest town before heading our seperate ways.

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I was able to stop by and see two of my friends who were in town for the weekend before heading home and waiting for Sean to get back! We got lunch, he bought me flowers, and we relaxed together before I made us dinner for Game Of Thrones! All in all I would say it was a good weekend!

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Oh! And I’m having the best Monday! I received an email last night saying I had won a raffle I entered last week! The Green Grocer is a local natural, organic, food market that I absolutely love going to (and could spend all my money at). I won an AWESOME canvas bag with about 10 tshirts inside! So cool because I seem to never win anything!

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I also figured I would share a picture of my ‘office’ where I work everyday ❤ 

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Having such a Happy Monday means I’m going to have a great week!

Hope you guys to do

 

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