Vegan Chickpea Bolognese with Vegetable Noodles

Chickpeas are packed full of protein and pair perfectly with pasta. Give this delicious vegan and vegetarian recipe a try.

1 serving of dried chickpeas
1 serving of vegetables (tomatoes, celery, carrot, zucchini, kohlrabi, onion, celery) 
Vegetable broth powder
Vegetable Noodles
Salt and pepper
1 clove of garlic
Olive oil 

Wash the chickpeas and soak them overnight, then drain and then process them in a food processor. Wash the vegetables and peel the carrot, celery, zucchini and kohlrabi into thin strips with a peeler. Then put the remaining end pieces and the celery into the food processor. Peel and chop the onion and garlic. Wash the tomatoes and dice them. Saute the chickpea mixture, add the diced onion, garlic and vegetable mixture. Season with vegetable stock powder, salt and pepper and cook thoroughly. Add the diced tomatoes and herbs and continue cooking for 15 minutes. In the meantime, cook the vegetable noodles in salted water and finally pour the sauce over them. Enjoy it!

Provencal Barbecue Sauce

This barbecue sauce is packed full of fresh and aromatic herbs and is great to use with fish, meat, or vegetables.

Ingredients (for 1 jar):
4 Spring onions
2 Bell peppers
1 Eggplant
2 Large tomatoes
3 Garlic cloves
2 Rosemary branches
1⁄4 tsp Thyme
1⁄2 tsp Oregano
1 tsp Vegetable broth powder
1/3 cup (75 ml) Balsamic
2 Tbsp Olive oil

Wash the vegetables and then cut into cubes. Peel the garlic and cut it into thin slices. In a medium sized pot on medium heat add the olive oil and garlic. Toast the garlic until aromatic and golden brown. Add the spring onions and eggplant and cook everything for about 5 minutes. Then add the bell peppers and after another 5 minutes add the tomatoes and herbs. Let the vegetable mixture simmer for half an hour. Remove the rosemary branches and then add everything to a blender and puree until smooth. If necessary, add water to thin out the mixture. Season as needed and then add the sauce to a jar and let it cool down. Store in the fridge and use as needed.

Tip Tuesday

Are you a fan of having a sauce with a dish or meal? Well we have you covered. Read below to learn about a simple way to make sauces that you can add to meals while on your Metabolic Balance plan.

One easy way to make a delicious sauce is to use a portion of the vegetable serving of your dish. Vegetables such as cauliflower, carrots, or broccoli are great options! Simply cook the vegetables until tender and then blend with some vegetable stock until smooth. Season to taste with herbs and spices. The sauce in the picture below was made with broccoli!