As an entrepreneur people always think I work 24/7 but to be honest I work about four hours a day and give myself time to enjoy the things I love doing.

For me its cooking. I love to cook and its something which allows me to be creative and enjoy being alone in the kitchen.

The best advice ever given to me by my mentor was to stop working and feed your soul, mind and belly.

With this advice here is my Monday Night recipe to give you a little

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 20g butter
  • 2 brown onions, halved, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 500g beef mince
  • 145g (1/2 cup) tomato paste
  • 250ml (1 cup) dry red wine
  • 2 x 400g cans diced tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 3 dried bay leaves
  • Salt & freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/3 cup fresh continental parsley, loosely packed, coarsely chopped
  • 375g dried thin spaghetti
  • 80g parmesan, to serve
  1. Step 1

    Heat oil and butter in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic and cook, stirring, for 3 minutes or until onion softens. Add the mince and cook, stirring with a wooden spoon to break up any lumps, for 5 minutes or until the mince changes colour.

  2. Step 2

    Add the tomato paste, wine, tomato, oregano and bay leaves, and bring to the boil. Reduce heat to medium and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 1 hour or until sauce thickens. Taste and season with salt and pepper. Stir in the parsley.

  3. Step 3

    Meanwhile, cook the spaghetti in a large saucepan of salted boiling water following packet directions until al dente. Drain.

  4. Step 4

    Divide the spaghetti among bowls and spoon over bolognaise sauce. Grate over the parmesan and serve immediately.