Hurry Up Alfredo
October 5, 2009, 9:07 AM
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This recipe, from veganyumyum.com , is so delicious and so easy! I’ve made it twice since (very recently) discovering Lauren Ulm’s amazing blog! It’s a part of her new cookbook, and I think I might just have to get myself a copy ASAP. Every single recipe on her blog looks amazing; I literally want to make them all! I get really excited when recipes that are this simple are this good! I think most vegan kitchens have nearly all of these items in constant stock; I only needed to pick up the cashews! Another note, you can use any vegan milk for this recipe – I rarely purchase soy milk, and use trusty ol’ Almond Breeze for nearly everything.

Her food photography is amazing! Check out her blog; I dare you not to drool.

Hurry Up Alfredo
Makes 2-3 Servings

1 Cup Soymilk
1/3 Cup Raw, Unsalted Cashews
1/4 Cup Nutritional Yeast
3 Tbs Low-Sodium Tamari or Soy Sauce
2 Tbs Earth Balance Margarine
1 Tbs Tahini
1 Tbs Fresh Lemon Juice
2 tsp Dijon Mustard
1/2 tsp Paprika (smoked is awesome)
1 Pinch Nutmeg
2-4 Cloves of Garlic, optional
Black pepper, to taste

Add all the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. This may work best in a high-speed blender (like a Vita-Mix), but you can definitely make it in a regular blender. Just blend extra-long, or perhaps strain if if you want it perfectly smooth. Tiny bits of cashews won’t hurt anyone though!

If you’re making this sauce for pasta, drain the pasta and return it to the hot empty pan. Pour the sauce over, place on medium heat, and stir until heated through. Serve with lots of fresh cracked black pepper. I love it with steamed broccoli added in!

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