For shits and giggles I’m writing a cookbook. It’s part of my mission to try out anything I like, even if it’s not up my alley. I’ve been my own gatekeeper for far too long and trying out new things should be fun.
My cookbook will be called Functional Eating for Simple Souls. The recipes should all be easy to make and easy to follow. So, why not test that out!? Try to make this one recipe and tell me what your feedback is. I would like to know if you were able to understand all instructions. I’m not looking for feedback of the taste of the meal, I know it’s average (it’s functional eating, not the best tasting food ever).
Macaroni with veggie “meat” and veggies (3 servings)
- 160 gram macaroni
- 200 gram vegan mince
- 200 gram veggie meatballs
- 1 onion
- 2 bell peppers
- 1 pot (400 gram) Mutti pasta sauce (or any other pasta sauce that is tomato based)
- olive oil
- some cheese of your choice to sprinkle on top
Want meat in stead? Use chicken or chicken thigh.
Nutritional info for 1 portion (roughly)
Dice the onion. Dice the bell peppers.
Put a sauté pan with some olive oil in it on medium heat and simmer the onion for as long as you like. When the onion is the way you like it, put another pan filled with 1 liter water on the stove and bring it to a boil. When the water boils, put in the macaroni and set a timer for 9-11 minutes (check the packaging of your macaroni for exact cooking instructions) and let it boil softly.
While the macaroni boils, put the chopped bell peppers in the sauté pan with the onion and stir it around. After 2 minutes, put in the veggie mince and veggie meatballs. Stir it around a bit more. Put in the pasta sauce + a bit of extra water. Warm it through, it doesn’t need to boil. Add salt and pepper to taste.
When the macaroni has finished boiling, drain the water and put the macaroni in with the pasta sauce. Mix it together once more.
Portion it out (this should yield 3 generous portions) and enjoy. Nice with some cheese on top! Don’t overdo it though, cheese is loaded with saturated fats.
If you choose chicken in stead of the veggie protein sources, put it in with the onion and make sure it’s cooked through before you continue.
Tip: to keep it vegan, use nutritional yeast instead of cheese to sprinkle on top.