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MEAT FREE MONDAYS: TRADITIONAL SPAGHETTI

January 21, 2019.Floortje.0 Likes.0 Comments

The food industry is a gigantic pollutor. It’s a combination of the methane gasses cows release in the atmosphere and the ridiculous amounts of water used in meat farms. But many of us still feel a craving for it. So this Tuesday night, we’ll change it up to a sustainable, somewhat vegetarian, yet delicious dinner. Spaghetti, anyone?

Check here what we whipped up last week!

sustainable spaghetti with tomato sauce

Tomatosauce from scratch

You will need:
10 tomatoes
– 2 tablespoons of olive oil
– 2 of butter
– 1 chopped onion
– 1 green bell pepper
– 2 chopped carrots
– atleast 4 cloves of garlic (the more, the merrier)
– 60 grams of basil
– 60 grams of Italian seasoning
– 60ml of Burgundy Wine
– 2 celery stalks
– 2 tablespoons of ORGANIC tomatopaste

Sustainable and super easy!

Put a pot of water on the stove and set it to a boil. Have a large bowl of cold water at the ready. Put the tomatoes in the pot of boiling water until the skin starts to fall off. This usually takes about one minute. Them remove the tomatoes and throw them in the cold water. Let them sit until they’re cold enough. Peel eight tomatoes even further and paste in a blender and turn it on.

Keep in mind that the hardest part is not the preparing of this recipe, but rather the patience it takes to prepare it. The entire process will take you roughly about four hours.

sustainable spaghetti with tomato sauce

So you’ve created the base for your sauce. Take a large pot and cook onion, bell pepper, onion, carrot and garlic in oil and butter until it starts to soften, this will take you about 5 minutes. Stir it up in the chopped up tomatoes, basil, seasoning and wine. Everything you prepared should be in this pot now. Reduce the heat to low and cover it, so it can simmer for two hours. Don’t forget to stir in the beginning, and keep stirring all through this process. Also put in the celery stalks. While simmering, put in some bayleaf to give it some extra flavour.

Alright, you’ve created your own, sustainable tomato sauce. This is a nutricious sauce and best combined with spaghetti. Dig in, and enjoy.

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