Wednesday, 6 May 2015
A delicious easy to make guilt free alfredo sauce or even soup if you choose. It's cholesterol free, dairy free, low carb and per serving is fat free. It also contains Vit B12. A vitamin we often fall short of.
4 C cauliflower
4 C veggie broth
4 garlic cloves
1 small yellow onion
1 C plain cashew milk or one of your choice
1/2 Tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice or bottled
2 Tbsp nutritional yeast
Salt & pepper to taste ( I used 2 1/2 tsp salt & 1 tsp white pepper )
**use organic when possible**
Yields approx 5 cups
**This whole entire recipe is only 500 calories!
That equals only 100 calories per each 1 cup serving.
Cut greens off of cauliflower & continue to cut cauliflower into pieces.
Slice onion & peel garlic cloves.
Add veggie stock, cauliflower, onions & whole garlic cloves to a pot. If you find you need more liquid, add more stock or water to cover.
Boil till cauliflower is tender.
Drain over a bowl or use a slotted spoon to remove the contents & add them to your mixer. I used my Vitamix.
Now add the cashew milk plus 1 cup of the removed broth. Keep the rest of broth for soup or steaming veggies for another time :). Blend till creamy smooth.
Add lemon juice, nutritional yeast, salt & pepper and blend again for a few more seconds.
Serve it up on your favourite pasta, veggies, pizza crust or in a bowl on its own.
**tip. Add more nutritional yeast if you wish for a cheesier flavour or for those spice lovers, add some diced jalapeño peppers or chilli flakes.
I ended up making a casserole with rice noodles. The topping was panko bread crumbs, garlic powder, salt & pepper, nutritional yeast toasted in some coconut oil with chopped kale for even more crunch.
***NOTE the sauce is gluten free. To keep entirely gluten free use a gluten free product instead of the panko crumbs such as plain gluten free crackers. Crush them up and repeat the same as above.
Enjoy and may you be Nutritionally Well.