FEED THE MINDS // Walnut Bolognese

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If truth be told, my walnut Bolognese brings all the boys to the yard. Ha! Out of all my recipe testing amongst friends, this recipe impressed on deliciousness the most and is the first of my very own recipes to share here on the blog. Great to eat anytime of year and super easy with a preparation time of 30 mins maximum. Giving you more time round the dinner table being with your family and friends and engaging in the good chat. Kids love this recipe too. Get to it. X

INGREDIENTS

500 grams of walnuts
100 ml of olive oil
1 head of cauliflower broken into small florets
300 grams of tomato paste
2 good dollops of tamari or four good shakes from the bottle
1 tsp. Himalayan salt
2 tsp. Tumeric
2 tsp. Smoky Paprika
2 tsp. Cumin

INSTRUCTIONS

* To get started with this recipe you will need either a food processor or muscles and a pestle and mortar. You will also need a mixing spoon and a baking tray.
* Put all the ingredients into the food processor and pulse to a coarse blend (or mortar and pestle for your life – I do it this way because of a beautiful vintage Le Creuset I have.)
* Turn your oven on to 220 C to preheat, then get your baking tray and spread the mixture evenly over the tray.
*Put the mixture in the oven for 15 minutes, then take it out and stir the mixture thoroughly before baking again for 10 minutes. You want it to be moist and not wet.

TO SERVE

Spaghetti – I use a gluten-free one from About Life
Chilli oil – make your own by chopping up 2 red chillies and setting them aside overnight in a glass, topped off with good quality olive oil.

Truly yum served with roasted veggies and freshly made hummus. Easy for a veggie lasagne. Once cooked, it will keep in the fridge for up to a week or freezes well.

DID YOU KNOW?

Brain food that looks like brains – Walnuts are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, which are important for healthy brain function. It’s interesting to note that walnuts kind of look like brains – according to the doctrine of signatures, foods (or plants) often resemble a body part for which they are good for healing.

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