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Spaghetti Bolognese


2 tbsp oil
1 large yellow onion, diced

3-6 cloves of garlic, minced
1/4 c dry white wine, sake or vodka
2 can crushed or diced fire roasted tomatoes
salt and pepper
1 tbsp dried basilĀ 
1 tbsp dried oregano
1 package of Trader Joe’s meatless ground beef

Heat the oil and margarine in the same pan, on medium, while you prepare the onions and garlic. Toss them in the pan and saute till translucent and soft. Deglaze the pan with the wine/alcohol then add both cans of tomatoes, as well as the basil and oregano. Add salt and pepper now and season again at the end after tasting. Reduce heat to med-low and leave uncovered – but I recommend a splatter-guard. Simmer for about 30 mins.

Add meatless meat to the pan (crumbled first) and let simmer for for about 8 minutes. Serve over spaghetti with lots of rice-based fake parmesan.


Vegan Cuban-Style Beef


Yet another fantastically tasty, super simple recipe from Meet the Shannons.

1 can black beans, drained and rinsed well
2/3 c fake beef stock
1 bay leaf
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp onion powder
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 tbsp lime juice
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp of chili powder (but add more if you like heat)
1 tbsp Braggs Liquid Aminos
1 tsp Liquid Smoke
*rum is in the original recipe, but I didn’t have any – this still tasted fantastic!

Chuck everything into into medium-sized pot, bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer and cook for about 10 minutes.

Meanwhile: heat cast iron pan on medium and then add

1 tbsp oil
1 package of Gardein Beef Tips
1 large red bell pepper (or cubanelle peppers if you can get them), sliced into 1/2 inch strips
1 red onion, thinly sliced into half moons

Throw everything into the pan, fry till the beef is nice an dbrown about 6 minutes or so.

Serve over rice with lots of sliced avocado – don’t skip the avocado, it really is a fantastic accompaniment.