27 Jan 2014

FETTUCCINE ALFREDO with ZUCCHINI PASTA & CAULIFLOWER SAUCE


This is pretty amazing. Sometimes I wonder how people even have time to eat animal products when there are so many different ways to use the plethora of edible plants we have on this planet. There's no time to eat the same recipe twice! (Except this one.) Having said that, I ain't judgin'. People can eat what they want, preferably with no one getting hurt, and I will eat what I want. Tonight I wanted this. Real. Bad. 


Inspired by this recipe, I set out to make a pasta sauce that was white, creamy and full of flavour. I paired it with everybody's fave veggie for raw noodles: zucchini. The result was beautiful, tasty and ultra good for you. This also happens to be very filling. I couldn't even finish it and I am still really full (I ate at like 3:00 and it's now 9:30). Well... I also had it with a slice of this.

I just got home from a particularly awesome weekly event in Vancouver about questioning reality, and practicing meditation. The group of people that show up are wonderful and very open to learning and growth; it's such a warm environment and I feel like in the next several weeks I will only become more enlightened as to what is inside my head and heart, as well as to what my place is in the world.

One more thing: I'm thinking of doing a juice fast soon; since if I am being totally honest, lately I've really felt like only consuming liquids (despite my past few recipes). Who wants to join?


FETTUCCINE ALFREDO with ZUCCHINI PASTA & CAULIFLOWER SAUCE

Noodles:
3 small zucchinis 

Sauce:
1 cup cauliflower
1 tablespoon miso paste
1/4 cup cashews 
2 cloves of garlic
1 tablespoon coconut nectar
1/4 cup nutritional yeast
Salt, pepper, paprika and coriander, to taste
Water, as needed 

Toppings:
Parma
Cilantro 

To make the noodles: slice the zucchinis on a mandolin or spiral slicer, or even through a cheese grater. Put in a large bowl and set aside. 

To make the sauce: blend all the ingredients together until smooth and thick, adjusting according to taste. Mix into your noodles and let them sit for 10 minutes to soak up the sauce. Top off with parma and cilantro and enjoy.

17 comments:

  1. mmm! exactly what i've been looking for to make!! i got 3 zucchinis the other day just waiting to come up with a sauce for them. am thinking of using a different nut to substitute for the cashews. walnuts??

    bytheway-- i've been thinking of doing a juice fast/feast soon as well! am thinking of starting this upcoming weekend… how many days are you planning on going for?

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    1. hah thats perf! yeah walnuts are fine. ehh i donno - til i wanna stop :)

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  2. What a timely recipe! I've just bought a spiraliser and am having a blast making noodles out of vegetables. I tried your raw noodles with tomato sauce (with a few tweaks) the other day and it blew my mind, it was so good. I hope I get some cauliflower in my next vegetable batch so I can make this. xoxo

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    1. Yay! Glad to hear that. And UGH YES SPIRALIZER ADDICTION IS A THING

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  3. What could be a substitute for miso paste and coconut nectar?

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    1. I never understand people who ask a recipe writers to re-write their recipes for them. If there's something that doesn't suit you, make your own substitution! Google usually comes up with some pretty decent alternatives...

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    2. Just trying to get her opinion since I can't have coconut.

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  4. Hippy Mom----All do a cleanse- juice whatever with you, except I kind of get the munchies and its bad the binge starts, but it will be different this time, I PROMISE. ok

    Well, I hope your enlightened, you manifest your reality with your thoughts, Emily I know you can, because you are a open conscious book. This allows the process. Acknowledge, celebrate and enhance your gift not all can do this.

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    1. Hippy mom- Hey I found something cool for your tiny house when you make the move, just in case your energy fails you'll still have this a Gsi outdoor vortex blender http://www.amazon.com/GSI-Outdoors-Vortex-Hand-Blender/dp/B0000Z6JZU

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    2. Never stop being amazing. Thank you so much!

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  5. I've never been a big fan of pasta but vegan zucchini fettuccine sounds delisssssssssh! Good luck with your juice fast if you decide to go ahead with it :) I'm sure it's the perfect time to do one given you've just returned from such an enlightening experience :) Beautiful recipe x

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  6. Gorgeous and inspiring as always. I will need to try this asap, obviously.

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  7. This looks amazing! Love all the pics you provide too.

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  8. I gave this recipe a shot yesterday, made it for lunch at work and I thought it was a delish. Unfortunatly my collegues were not so happy with the smell (maybe cause i saved it a few hours in my locker, the fridge might be an option next time, or my garlic is way too strong. V happy I used only one glove). Don't care, I loved it!!!

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  9. Hi Em! Wow! Another fabulous recipe. I am having friends over this weekend who are carnivores and I would love to serve this recipe as an entree. How many servings would the sauce recipe yield?

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    1. hmmm well this recipe can feed 1-2 (i can totes eat it all myself) so multiply it accordingly!

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  10. Hi Emily,

    I love seeing all these wonderful recipes you make. I am very impressed with your culinary skills, particularly the desserts. Your creativity is without equal in all the raw vegan world I've seen.

    I finished a 15 day juice feast on March 26th and decided raw vegan was a great way to ease back into the world of solid foods. I still binged and it was nice doing so guilt-free. :)

    I'm going to enjoy this recipe minus the miso paste, but I'm pretty sure it will still be amazing!!!

    You'll really be amazed at the things that happen as you meditate more and explore the world from an energetic perspective.

    Thank you for your generous and wonderful contributions to the raw vegan community!

    Your newest fan,

    John

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Feel free to comment below, I love hearing your thoughts! xo, Em