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  • Terissa Skinner-Ballantyne

Pasta and Bolognese

My 4 year old daughter, aka my sous chef who for sometime now has been fascinated with the fact that her mother according to her is "a really good cooker", has recently sought to use her lock down time by downloading a cooking app and constantly asking to try different recipes (sigh insert cry for help here). She came upon a recipe for bolognese sauce and insisted for days at a time that we make it. Truthfully, I was quite impressed by two things: her strong interest in cooking and the mere fact that she pronounced bolongnese so well lol. This sauce is actually quite simple and easy to throw together so it definitely fits my recipe criteria and it is so very delicious, another box checked. Gather the pasta, olive oil, basil and garlic bread and let's create an awesome meal. Here's my recipe I hope you enjoy.


1 pk Spaghetti

1/2 lb Ground Beef 8 leaves Basil (chopped) 5 cloves Garlic (crushed and chopped) 2 tbsp dried Parsley 2 cups Tomato Sauce 1 medium Carrot (chopped med to fine) 3 medium Celery Stalk (chopped med to fine) 1 medium Onion (roughly chopped) 1 tbsp Granulated Sugar 1/2 cup Water 1/4 cup Olive Oil Salt and pepper to taste


●In a pan of boiling salted water add pasta and cook as directed until soft.(remove 1 cup of pasta water before draining) then drain pasta and set aside.

●In a large frying pan or saucepan add olive oil on medium heat.

●Add onions and garlic and saute for 3-5 mins until onions are translucent and soft.

●To the pan then add minced beef and cook until beef turns from pink to brown.

●Then add carrots and celery and saute for a further 6 mins before adding the tomato sauce and granulated sugar .

●When sauce is properly incorporated add basil and parsley, and stir well. Add 1/4 cup pasta water(set the rest aside and use if you want sauce a little less thick) and lower heat allowing sauce to simmer for 30 mins.

●Before removing the sauce from the heat add salt and pepper to taste.

Top pasta with sauce, grate some delicious cheese onto it, sprinkle some fresh chopped basil and enjoy.

Thanks for joining me for another soothing session of Food Therapy. Hope to see you soon ❤

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