Vegan Mushroom Walnut Bolognese
As the daughter of an Italian mother, my childhood was filled with the most incredible Italian food. I loved my mom's cooking, but what I loved even more was my Nana Rita's cooking. Whenever we would make the drive from Montreal to Toronto - no matter what time we arrived (it was usually 3am) - my grandmother would have a pot of pasta sauce and sausage on the stove, and she'd fill our plates and order us to eat. I haven't lost my affection for Italian cooking since going mostly plant-based, and though I don't eat meat, I do miss my grandmother's meat sauce. So I had to come up with an alternative that would warm my tummy and my heart the way my grandmother's sauce used to. This recipe does the trick! The mushrooms and walnuts play off each other to create some semblance of ground beef, and the flavors do not disappoint.