Hello dear readers!

So, after our visit to LX Rural (have you taken a look at it already?) I got home and immediately pulled up my socks! There’s nothing more inspiring than nice people (those producers are lovely!), freshly baked goods and healthy options, right? Or maybe there is – but let’s pretend there’s not for now 🙂

Today’s recipe is one of my favourite ever! For those days when you have little time, little energy, little patience… Can you relate? Well, on those days you can cook something delicious too! This is the easiest recipe of all! Simple, tasty, versatile and healthy – something so important these summer days, right?, especially for us women.

So… About this recipe. This is a meatless spaghetti Bolognese. “Wait, what?? No meat??” are you asking yourself. Well, that is indeed possible. By the way, did you know the original recipe is only pasta and tomato sauce? I bet you didn’t! Today’s recipe replaces pasta for zucchini noodles (so much healthier!) and the most natural tomato sauce. Don’t, just DON’T buy those little boxes of tomato sauce – if you do it, you’re a rotten egg!

Meatless Bolognese

Ingredients (for two)

  • 1 huge zucchini
  • 3 little ripe tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons of coconut oil or olive oil instead
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons of dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut milk


Cut the tomatoes into big cubes and braise it in a frying pan in coconut oil. Please enjoy the wonderful water and tomatoes smell 🙂

With a vegetable spiralizer (these are very easy to find in any supermarket), cut the zucchini and then add the tomatoes.

Season the mixture with salt, oregano, garlic powder, and when it’s almost ready add coconut milk, in order to achieve a more creamy texture.

Plate the zucchini and dress them with tomato sauce.

If you want a more complete meal, you can also add mushrooms, tofu, one poached egg … Let your imagination work! It works the easiest way for me, simple and tasty. It’s perfect for a light dinner followed by a night at the sofa.

Can you smell Italy in your kitchen? I do! Try this recipe and leave your comments here!



Elza Cordeiro


BONUS: Is this the first time you hear of a spiralizer? Find all about it here.

This post was originally written in Portuguese. Click here for the original text.