Easter meal alternative

Happy EasterWe’re sensible people, right? We don’t want to eat a beautiful lamb for Easter dinner do we? It makes about as much sense to me as giving people chocolate eggs to celebrate Jesus! So what does a non meat-eater eat for Easter dinner? I’m going to make a suggestion, if I may.

Easter Spaghetti Bolognese

  • 125g TVP mince (£1.19 – 250g)
  • 1 red onion, roughly chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed and chopped
  • 1 tin chopped tomatoes (75p – 400g)
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree
  • 1 tbsp mixed herbs (89p – 50g)
  • Salt and pepper (£3.00 – 75g combined grinder)
  • Pasta Bunnies! (£1.19 – 500g) Pasta bunnies
  1. Re-hydrate the TVP as per the pack instructions. Drain well.
  2. In a tbsp of oil, cook the onion and garlic until soft. Add the tin of tomatoes, the puree, herbs and season with the salt and pepper. Stir well.
  3. Add the TVP and stir gently until piping hot.
  4. Serve with pasta bunnies, cooked according to the pack instructions.

spag bol picYou can swap the TVP for a tin of mixed beans (95p – 400g) and add different herbs and spices, according to what your taste buds feel like! I like adding half a teaspoon of chilli flakes to add warmth and a little kick – we have a 30g pot from The Little Smokehouse for £1.50 and lots of different spicy combinations from Gourmet Spice Company for £2.99. So supporting animals and a couple of Northamptonshire producers!

Don’t forget that we’re closed on Good Friday and Easter Monday!

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