Spicy spaghetti with creamy spinach and vegan mince! Lately I have been all about that mince, ‘bout that mince, ‘bout that mince! I have found a real tasty one in my supermarket. When I saw it for the first time I thought the structure would be too soft but it was perfect and not too dry. It crumbles lovely and I have used it before in an oven dish with potatoes. Check out that recipe here: https://spoonmyfood.com/2018/03/07/oven-baked-potatoes-green-beans-vegan-mince/
I thought “Why not use it in my pasta, since I eat pasta at least once a week?” Even though I love my usual pasta ingredients, I want to come up with new recipes once in a while to keep it fresh by adding at least one new ingredient. So, this time I have added the vegan mince and a lot of lovely spices. The vegan mince is a real good replacement of actual meat when you want to serve a pasta dish for vegan and vegetarian friends or family. Because it is vegan, it is done very quickly versus real meat that has to be cooked thoroughly. No meat food is quicker food I always say!
The great thing about pasta is it comes in so many varieties and you can make different people with different eating habits happy! Spaghetti is my favorite but you can use macaroni, penne or tagliatelle too. There is whole wheat pasta for health freaks, semolina pasta, buckwheat pasta for the ones with an intolerance for gluten or just plain wheat pasta that I love a lot. Experiment away! For this spicy spaghetti with spinach, vegetarian people can use spinach from the freezer with added cream to make this spinach pasta dish creamy. Vegans can use regular spinach from the freezer and add a bit of vegan cream or coconut milk for the creamy effect. You can add some fresh salad with lettuce and tomato and you are all done!
TIP: By the way! My trick that makes my pasta so tasty (same goes for my fried rice) is adding oil and spices to cooked pasta before you fry it in a pan. This way your pasta will be full of flavor beforehand! Fried rice is tastier when you add spices while cooking the rice 😉