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Lentil Ragu with Pasta

lentil ragu

I have been meaning to make a meaty tomato sauce for pasta for ages and ages. I knew I wanted to use lentils but I just wasn’t inspired on how to do it, until I saw this recipe on CBC for red lentil ragu. Theirs isn’t quite what I had in mind though – I wanted pasta, not potatoes as the starch, and I wanted it to be a bit more tomato-y than their proportions allowed. So after a few tweaks, voila! I really like using leeks instead of onions, they make the flavour more subtle.

This ended up being just what I had in mind: vegan but also a perfect match for a little cheese, pasta but more filling. It would also be tasty served with a side of mashed potatoes as almost a deconstructed shepard’s pie.

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Toddler-Approved Baked Tofu

baked tofu
No one warned me about how frustrating feeding babies and toddlers would be. Sure, it’s not the most frustrating part of babies (that would be the lackĀ of sleep, for sure), but food is basically my love language. Every time my son throws all the wonderful food I’ve made him on the floor, I feel like he’s rejecting me and my pasta/casserole/zuchini chips too.

And add in the fact that his daycare wants me to send a meat alternative everyday and siiiigh I’m already tired of feeding him and I’m going to be doing it for the next 18+ years. Blerg.

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