Cod on Herbed Pea Mash with Pancetta Croutons
3 June 2016
27 April 2017
Why ultimate? Because this is the most nutrient dense, nourishing and delicious spaghetti bolognese you are going to have the pleasure of eating. Plus it fills you up, leaving you feeling satisfied and full of energy, instead of weighed down in a carb coma.
For maximum taste and nutrition factor do use gut healing bone broth instead of stock if possible. There is an option in this recipe to also add a little lamb or chicken liver which I highly recommend as it enriches the dish and is ultra nutritious.
There is also an option to add a little Octane oil in at the end which is flavourless yet provides medium chain triglycerides, providing extra energy to the brain. I buy Bulletproof Octane oil from Enhanced Nation
Makes 4 servings
Gluten Free + Dairy Free Option
2 tablespoons coconut oil or ghee
1 tablespoon chopped garlic – approx 5 cloves
2 cups chopped onion – approx 2 large onions
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried thyme
4 dried bay leaves
1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg, or ground nutmeg
100g naturally reared chicken or lamb liver, finely chopped (optional)
500g full fat minced beef from grass fed cattle
300ml bone broth, or water
600g tomato pasta, or 2 x 400g tins chopped tomatoes
1 tablespoon tomato puree
1 teaspoon sea salt flakes
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon chilli flakes
1 cup grated carrot – approx 2 large carrots
small bunch of basil – approx 20g – leaves picked & stalks chopped
1/2 cup chopped parsley
1/2 cup pitted black olives (optional)
1 tablespoon MCT/octane oil (optional)
1 kg courgettes (approx 4 large/6 medium)
Extra virgin olive oil
+ If you want to add some quality carbs to the meal, baked chips made from sweet potato, plantain or yucca are a good option. Alternatively add some peeled and cubed (approx 1cm) sweet potato to the meat ragu 15 minutes before the end of cooking.
+ Here I have used beef mince however grass fed lamb works just as well.