My vegan Bolognese

It's been a while since I last posted something food related and the reason for it is very simple: Between vacations and dining out, I haven't been in the kitchen that much. Now that things got back to normal, it's time for me to share on of my favourites.

A lot of vegerarians will tell you they don't miss meat and that there are so many options out there that you don't need to eat anything remotely close to it. I'm not like that. I miss meat... A lot. But I'm stronger than that!

Among all the things I miss, Bolognese sauce is perhaps top of the list. It takes me back to my middle school years, when I would hop off the school bus on Wednesday noon and walk straight home where my mother had cooked spaghetti. Oh the level of comfort! Luckily I managed to come up with something really close to the real deal thanks to seitan. Depending on the brand you'll get, you can even trick people into believing it's meat.

This time, instead of pasta, I served it with garden zucchini as it's the season for it and used homemade vegan parmesan as a topping.


-1 large carrot
-1 medium onion
-1 garlic clove
-200g ground seitan
-1 can diced tomatoes
-1 tbsp tomato paste
-500g tomato coulis
-A large splash of olive oil
-Bayleaf, oregano, salt and pepper (to taste)

Start by mincing your onion, garlic and carrots as small as you can. Then heat olive oil over high heat in a large pot and saute the onions, carrots and garlic for a few minutes. Add the seitan and continue cooking for 5 minutes. Reduce heat and add all the other ingredients. Cover and simmer for about 30 minutes (or until the carrots are soft).



  1. This looks yummy and sounds managable for me! I will give this a try in the evening and will let you know if i can fool my guests��

    1. Hehe I'd be curious to know. The longer you cook the better though

    2. Fooled all but one!! �� took your advice and cooked it longer and to give it a more meat taste i used 3 teaspoons of Rohfleischgewürz that people use here to make german raw meat dishes taste like something and it did wonders so i will try this dish more often! ����


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