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Whilst I’m not feeling great all I want is a satisfying carby dinner. I’m trying to cut down on meat and I had some soya mince to use up so the logical choice was bolognese. It turned out pretty tasty!

1) chop one small onion and fry in a pan on the hob.

2) add a handful of chopped mushrooms to the pan.

3) add 120g of soya mince and 250ml of veg stock. Season with salt, pepper and mixed herbs.

4) add frozen peas, 1 tin of chopped tomatoes and 1 cup of water.

5) squeeze in some tomato purée, stir and simmer on a low heat for 15 mins.

6) boil some spaghetti, once boiled, drain and stir in pesto.

Serve up with lots of Parmesan on top. 


.I once had soya mince fajitas at a girly weekend away and they was more popular than the chicken fajitas. I’ve never cooked with soya mince before so I was totally confused when it turned up in my Tesco order looking like something you’d sprinkle on your cereal for a fibre boost. Anyway, like chicken, it seems to soak up whatever flavouring you put on it, so it’s great for fajitas.

1) cook soya mince as per packet instructions – bring to the boil and simmer with a lid on for 10 mins, then rest for 10 mins.

[whilst soya mince is cooking, make the wraps: 1 1/2 cups wholemeal flour, 1 tbsp oil, 1/2 cup warm water. Mix (slowly add the water) and form into a dough. Cut into 4 equal balls and roll out as thin as possible. Oil a frying pan with some kitchen roll and fry the wraps for 1 minute on each side.]

2) in a pan fry a chopped onion, a chopped yellow pepper and chopped mushrooms. After 5 mins add the cooked soya mince and the seasoning: big shakes of paprika, chilli powder, cayenne pepper, cumin seeds, salt and pepper. Cook everything for 10 mins or so.

3) plate up your freshly cooked wraps with a layer of spinach leaves, the soya mince mixture, topped with fresh chopped tomato, avocado and grated cheddar.

Enjoy the leftovers for lunch tomorrow!