Tuesday, January 13, 2009


Cashew Alfredo Sauce

So, another quick supper...

Tried this sauce and it was goooood...
V. nice.
This was just roughly half a box of pasta, the sauce and a can of peas.

Here's how I made it;

1/2 C raw cashews
1 clove garlic
1 T olive oil
1 T Earth Balance
2 T nutritional yeast
1 t salt

1 1/2 C pasta water

Boil up your pasta.
In a blender, blend the cashews, garlic, nutritional yeast and salt.
Scrape down sides and blend again until all cashew pieces are roughly uniform.

Take 1 1/2 C of your pasta water (you can even let a few of those noodles 'accidentally' slip in there- the starch is what thickens the sauce) and pour it into the blender and the blend! blend! blend!

Drain pasta, return pot to stove, toss in your Tablespoon of Earth Balance and your T of olive oil, toss in the pasta and peas and dump the sauce over all that. Mix well and serve hot.

Gah, no progress on the reading, I know, I know. Those Chabon books are taunting me from the bookshelf- 'read us, read us, elizabeth, we're so entertaiiiiining'...
Hey, I read somewhere that he never even ties up the loose ends at the end and there's no closure, surely that's excuse enough to stop, right?!?