Quick Weekday Meal … Simple Tortiglioni Bolognaise with lots of fresh basil …

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Back to work for most of us. if you enjoy your work, its a pleasure to return but if you lack the passion for it you may have the Monday blues this morning…. in a couple of days you may hopefully find the motivation again.

I have a very simple dish today, a healthy wholesome and very simple pasta dish with a drizzle of olive oil as the only added fat. Many people I met over the last few weeks mentioned 2 January as the start of their diet. According to statistics, diets don’t last more than an average of 10 days. Personally I find it easier to swap unhealthy ingredients with lower fat ones for our daily meals and I follow a Mediterranean diet which I think is one of the healthiest in the world….

You will need:

Pasta, I use Tortigloni, Barilla No 83

400 g lean beef
1 onion, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, crushed. If you do not like garlic leave out.
1/2 glass wine
2 cans tomatoes
2 tablespoons tomato paste
Dash of olive oil
A drizzle of balsamic vinegar
Freshly grated Parmesan
Fresh basil

And we are also having a green and tomato salad with finely sliced wild apples and fresh oranges from the garden for dessert.

Use lean beef from a good butcher….. this recipe serves four as long as you also have a lovely salad.

Cook the onion in a touch of olive oil. Add the garlic and minced beef and brown.
Add chopped canned tomatoes and a glass of wine.
Simmer for 30 minutes and add the tomato paste. Season and toss with cooked pasta of your choice. I am using
Lightly sprinkle some grated Parmesan and chopped basil.

Cook the past according to the instructions on the pack. Toss the hot cooked pasta into the sauce with lots of fresh chopped basil and a dusting of freshly grated Parmesan if you wish.

Serve immediately.

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And freshly cut citrus from the garden !

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8 thoughts on “Quick Weekday Meal … Simple Tortiglioni Bolognaise with lots of fresh basil …

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