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Lettuce Discuss… Awesome Alfredo Sauce with Gluten Free Penne Pasta (All Vegan)

Alfredo_sauce
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Total time: 15 minutes (depending on your choice of Pasta)
Author: Lettuce Discuss… Hema & Mako
Recipe type: Alfredo Sauce
Cuisine: Vegan Italian
Serves: 3

Ingredients

1 Tablespoon of Olive Oil

4 Spring Onions

1 Cup Fresh Peas or a Tin of Peas

½ teaspoon of Sea Salt

½ teaspoon Pepper

¼ Red Pepper Flakes

¼ Thyme, dried

6 Tablespoons of Nutritional Yeast

3 Tablespoons of Gluten Free Flour

1 Cup Hemp Milk

For the Pasta

3 Cups of Pasta (We used Penne)

1 Tablespoon Olive Oil

Instructions

First, boil your Gluten Free Pasta Al dente style by adding 1 Tablespoon of Olive Oil to the water to prevent the pasta sticking together. While this is cooking… Lets make the Alfredo Sauce!

In a Wok add 1 Tablespoon of Olive Oil and add the Spring Onions and fresh green Peas, cook for 3 minutes.

Add Sea Salt, Pepper, Red Pepper Flakes, Thyme, mix well and cook for another minute to marry the spices.

Add Nutritional Yeast, mix well cook for another minute.                                                          (we use Engevita Nutritional Yeast found at our local health food store here in England, for the USA see icons below!)

Add Gluten Free Flour, mix the dry flour into the Veggies, cook for another minute, this gives the veggies a nice flour coating.                                                                                             (We use Doves Farm Bread Flour found at Tesco here in England, for the USA see icons below!)

Next, add the Hemp Milk, mix well, continue cooking for another minute until the milk is nice and hot. (We use “Good Hemp” found at Tesco or Asda here in England, for the USA see icons below!)

Finally, add your drained al dente Pasta, mix well, cook for 3 minutes, lightly stirring.          (We use “Free From” found at Tesco here in England, for the USA see icons below!)

Many Blessing

Hema & Mako

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Lettuce Discuss… Vegan Cheese Spread

Vegan Cheese Spread

One of the things that we really missed becoming vegan was cheese. Especially Mac Cheese! As we really try to avoid Soya and are totally Gluten free it was difficult. We have tried many recipes for cheeses and have developed a hybrid of them all that you can make in around 30 minutes. It’s delicious and makes a great spread or dip and you can spice it up if you like it spicy…

Ingredients

2 Cups Potatoes (chopped into 1 inch chunks) you can peel the skin off or leave on

2 Cups of Carrots (Chopped into ¼ inch chunks)

1/3 cup of Olive Oil

½ Cup of Water

1 teaspoon Rock Salt

½ teaspoon of Garlic Powder or 1 clove of fresh garlic

½ teaspoon of Onion Powder

½ teaspoon of Turmeric

½ Cup of Nutritional yeast

1 Tablespoon of Lemon juice or the zest of a fresh lemon.

Method,

Step 1

In a pan place your

2 cups of potato and

2 cups of carrot

Cover with boiling water and continue to boil for 15 minutes

Step 2

In a food processor or blender add the remaining ingredients and blend them together for 30 seconds leave them to rest in the Blender / Food Processor.

Step 3

After 15 minutes remove the carrots and potato and drain the water from the pan. Rinse in cold water to cool them down place the potatoes and carrots into the food processor and mix until the ingredients are all blended evenly and the mixture is smooth. That’s it done simple.

We find the longer you leave it in the fridge the better it becomes (a day or two).

You can also make different styles by adding ground hemp seeds, dried chilies, sunflower seeds, chopped or ground cashews. The options are endless.

Say Cheese

Many Blessings

Mako & Hema