cupcakes and kale. It was an unlikely combination of cauliflower, beans and milk. An easy dish for a night when I was low on energy. It was creamy but not as we know it. I really enjoyed it.
Fortunately young children aren't really expected to eat well. Especially not when they are unwell with a cold! Their role at dinner is to entertain. We got the biggest laugh when Sylvia called the cauliflower, which she did eat, "dollyflower".
Other vegan pasta dishes on Green Gourmet Giraffe:
Mafaldine with kale and walnut pesto
Tofu-ricotta, zucchini and pumpkin lasagne
Pumpkin and almond filled ravioli
Vegan sausage, cheese and vegetable pasta
Other creamy vegan pasta dishes that I must try:
Butternut squash mac 'n' cheeze - oh she glows
Hurry up alfredo - vegan yum yum
New age carbonara - diet dessert and dogs
Pumpkin alfredo - manifest vegan
Roasted red pepper vodka sauce - el pasa veg snob
Cauliflower alfredo pasta sauce
Adapted from cupcakes and kale
Makes 3 1/2 cups of sauce
1/2 head cauliflower, roughly chopped
1 tbsp olive oil
1 small brown onion, chopped
1 cup cooked white beans
1 - 1 1/4 cup soy milk
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1 tbsp nutritional yeast flakes
1 tsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp sea salt flakes
1/4 tsp smoked paprika
lots of black pepper
1 cup black kale, chopped - from our garden :-)
1/8 cup sun dried tomatoes, packed in oil
1/4 cup green peas
250g uncooked pasta
To make sauce: steam cauliflower for about 20 minutes or until it is so soft it is falling apart when a fork even looks at it. While cauli steams, heat oil in a medium saucepan and fry onion until golden. Add garlic and cook another minute. Turn off heat. Add other ingredients to the saucepan, using only 1 cup of milk initially. Once cauli is cooked, add it to the saucepan. Blend until smooth and creamy. (I used my hand held blender). Add a little more milk if the sauce is too thick.
Meanwhile: Cook pasta according to instructions. Lightly steam kale and green peas. Drain and chop sun dried tomatoes. Mix kale, peas and sun dried tomatoes. Reheat sauce if required. Drain pasta and toss with sauce. Serve in bowls and top with kale mixture.
On the Stereo:
Wonderland soundtrack: Michael Nyman
Vegan Month of Food October 2011. Go to my Vegan MoFo list for more Vegan MoFo posts.