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"Nothing to say but Mmmmm" vegan alfredo

~*~*~This recipe is gluten free and vegan~*~*~
As are all my recipes
Serves two.
UPDATE: 3/17/2011 I have de-spiced this a bit and gave directions for a smaller serving of sauce. It seems I like my food spicier than most! ;)

I've tried many vegan alfredo recipes I found online or in cookbooks and I never made one that i liked so much i made it twice. Always looking for something better.

Tonight I messed around and created my own. My bf took one bite and he made.... The "O" face. Ha! He named this recipe when he said, "Nothing to say but Mmmm...".

EDITED TO ADD: You will have LOTS of sauce left over, you can easily cut the sauce ingredients in half. Oops.

What you need: 
Here it is, excuse my horrible handwriting. I tried. ;)



Here is a pic of stuff I used:
Stuff

Directions:
  • I made the alfredo sauce while the gluten free (bionatura is my fave brand), pasta cooked. 
  •  I put 1 pack of mori nu lite silken tofu into the ninja ( my food processor above ), and slowly added the non dairy milk until it was a texture and creaminess that i wanted. About .5 cup ( ish ). This is of course preference, it will thicken when heated.
  • Then added the:
  • 1 tsp garlic salt (maybe more to taste? or use garlic powder and less salt)
  • 1 tbls melted earth balance vegan butter
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tbls basil
  • 4 oz pasta (I use gf)
  • 1/4 cup daiya (if you have it, if not it doesn't suffer)
  •  blended more. 
  • I poured the alfredo over the pasta. While on low heat I added .5 cup of daiya vegan soy free ( very melty! ) cheese and stired until it was all combined. This dish does not require daiya, like most recipes, it's just extra good with it. :)

Finished product: (new pic!, also, on the rec of an ex diet buddy I added spinach)

It. Was. Amazing. Definitely more flavor than any dairy based alfredo I've ever had!

If u try it, leave a comment and let me know how it turned out! I made it less spicy this time. ;)

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Comments

  1. Sounds like awesome dish. I love Alfredo pasta, but never made it this way! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. THIS IS IN THE TOP 5 THINGS I HAVE EATEN SINCE I WENT VEGAN (not that long ago, but I've STILL eaten a lot of things... haha.)

    Seriously, everyone should make this. And throw in a cup or so of chopped fresh spinach if you like. I did. You will be amazed!

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  3. Awww! Thanks!

    I must share this to anyone reading, that last night I got a text from valerie that said:

    OMGOMGOMGOMGOMG
    THAT ALFREDO WAS SO FUCKING GOOD I LOVE YOU

    lol

    totally made my day! :D

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  4. Mmmm...I like the zesty flavoring.

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  5. Dry.

    We sometimes have fresh, but I kind of prefer dry. My bf thinks Imm crazy. ;)

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  6. I liked it! It did not taste like it had tofu in it. But I think I'll decrease the black pepper next time.

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  7. Ha, thanks! Yeah...I like things pretty spicy and peppery and such, so it's an issue when I cook for other people. Will keep it in mind for next recipe!

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  8. What a fantastic idea! And I have silken tofu in the fridge right now too, hmmm. I can't have milk so I am going to sub chicken broth, and maybe add a little Parmesan and less spice. No pasta here either but I can have this over spaghetti squash or zucchini strips (steamed). Thank you!

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  9. Made this for dinner tonight. Just so you know, I intend to be eating this every day for the rest of my life.

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  10. eric, thanks so much! :D Glad you liked it. :D

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