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Veg out … it’s National Vegetarian Week

Coming up this month (along with all the other nutrition enthusiasts) we’re embracing National Vegetarian Week wholeheartedly. Our objective? To boost our bodies with as many different kinds of vegetables as we possibly can … and for us this is actually quite easy as our office is across the road from Worton Organic Garden - a seven-acre market garden providing the local community with an astonishing diversity of seasonal, fresh vegetables, herbs, fruit, eggs, homemade bread (and gorgeous flowers too).

No working week is complete without an enjoyable shop at the farm – and this coming week it will be stacked with organic seasonal delights including asparagus, chard, spring greens and, as always, their signature salad leaf mix. They grow salad all year round, and mix it up with seasonal herbs – absolutely delicious!

So, in recognition national vegetarian week, here’s a spaghetti bolognese recipe with a vegetarian twist – and no textured, fake meat soya in sight! The meaty texture comes from red lentils – a really good and healthy protein source for everyone, including vegetarians! And if you cook this dish we’d love to know what you think…

Serves 6

Ingredients:

  • 3 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 onions, finely chopped
  • 3 carrots, finely chopped
  • 3 celery sticks, finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 500lb bag dried red lentils
  • 2 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree
  • 2 tsp each dried oregano and thyme
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 litre vegetable stock
  • 500g wholemeal spaghetti

Method

  • Heat the oil in a large saucepan and add the onions, carrots, celery and garlic. Cook gently for 15-20 mins until everything has softened. Stir in the lentils, chopped tomatoes, tomato puree, herbs and stock. Then simmer for 40-50 mins until the lentils are tender and saucy – splash in more water if too dry, and season.
  • Keep on a low heat while you cook the spaghetti.
  • Drain spaghetti well, divide between pasta bowls, add the sauce and grate over some hard goats cheese.
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More About The Author - Henry Maitland

Henry Maitland I've been working in the health and fitness world and have been studying related subjects for over 20 years. I started out studying sports science and human biology in 1994 and went on to qualify and work as a masseur in 1996 than as a personal trainer in 2001. I then went on to qualify as a CHEK practitioner and Holistic Lifestyle Coach in 2002. These are both multi stage qualifications and I spent ten years working my way through the more advanced levels and the epic reading lists that go with them. I still have Chek level 4 to look forward to and in the coming years plan to travel to San Diego and finish the journey. I took a brief break from my studies with the CHEK institute in 2007 to qualify as a St John's certified Neuromuscular Therapist and returned in 2008 and 2009 to complete the level 3 CHEK certifications. 4 years ago I started studying with the four winds institute of energy medicine in America which is formed from the ancient shamanic healing techniques of the South American Q'ero Indians. This combined with the works of David; R Hawkins MD brought together for me the most extraordinary revelation as to dynamics of true health and wellness. I continue to read and study on my own path guided by those that I have studied with previously as I continue my research in to the many subjects that form the health equation. I have been running my own business, Core Evolution, for the last 12 years. I spend the majority of my time taking people through advanced holistic rehabilitation programmes and work on all areas of the Evolution Cycle of health (although not at the same time!) I very much hope I can share some of what I have discovered with you through the Evolution Organics blog. In health, chi, and happiness. Henry Maitland C.H.E.K practitioner level 3 St Johns Certified Neuromuscular therapist levels 1-8 C.H.E.K HLC level 3 C.H.E.K certified golf biomechanic ITEC certified Remedial masseur Shamanic healer - The four winds institute

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