- (use vegan versions)
- 2 small onions
- 2 stems of celery
- 2 medium carrots
- 10 baby button mushrooms
- 4 tomatoes
- 1 bulb of garlic
- 1 Tbs. of sunflower oil
- 1 bottle passata (creamed sieved tomatoes)
- 10 ml. lemon juice
- 2 tsp. mixed herbs
- 2 tsp. oregano
- 2 tsp. vegan sugar (preferably fruit sugar/fructose)
- 1 tsp. coriander
- 1 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
- 1 tsp. chili powder (optional)
- 1 tsp. nutmeg
Wash the vegetables and finely chop the onions, carrots and celery. Slice the mushrooms and chop up the tomatoes. Peel all the garlic cloves and chop them finely or puree them through a garlic press.
Using a large frying pan or a wok, heat the oil and then add the garlic until it turns golden brown. On a high heat, add the onions, stirring constantly until golden then add the celery and carrots. Cook together for a few minutes then add the mushrooms and continue to stir-fry. After a few more minutes, the vegetables should start to soften - add the chopped tomatoes and continue to stir for a few more minutes on a high heat. The tomatoes should start to disintegrate, as they dissolve lower the heat and add the passata.
Gently re-heat the sauce until it simmers and add the lemon juice, herbs, oregano, vegan sugar, coriander, black pepper, chilli powder and nutmeg. Simmer for about twenty minutes. If the sauce appears to be too thick, add some boiling water. If it is too runny, continue to simmer until it thickens. Serve with brown spaghetti. This recipe freezes excellently, best to divide it into portions before freezing. It can be defrosted and reheated in the microwave in the time it takes to cook the brown spaghetti (10-12 minutes).