One post in We don't eat anything with a face had a recipe of a vegetarian spaghetti Bolognese, which can also be turned into Chilli Con Carne.
Tim and I like both Bolognese and Chilli, so I thought it would be a good start to the first full veggie week.
Now I should have realised there an then that it couldn't be right. Bolognese and Chilli are two different beasts, and though they are both made with mince... Well, they are not exactly interchangeable, are they?
Anyway, off I went to cook Veggie Spag Bol this morning. The recipe was simple enough - here it is in full.
What was intriguing about it that it used lentils instead of quorn. And a whole loads of veg: courgettes, onions, pepper, mushrooms, tinned toms, garlic.
What it is - is a decent Tuesday night ratatouille with a lentil twist.
So, is there such a thing as a vegetarian Spaghetti Bolognese? No. Not this one certainly.
A note to self - next time go for a genuinely veggie food, not a veggie version of meaty food (and yes, in my quest for veggie recipes I did come across veggie haggis).
But this Bolognese-cum-ratatouille is not bad!