It feels like i am in a bit of a pasta phase right now!! Maybe i have eaten too many potatoes the past few weeks, so i am craving something else.
I recently bought quinoa and pasta to mix things up a bit, and i have to say… i am currently loving a cold pasta dish right now!
It’s funny how tastes and food preferances change over time. I remember in the past i wasn’t a huge fan of sauces, every now and then i would use Stevia ketchup or quark/cottage cheese as my sauce. But now i am loving adding hummus, guacamole, oat cream, tomato sauce to my meals! The more sauce the better. However, i am still not a fan of sauces like aoili or bernaise and i don’t like any mayonnaise based sauces… instead i will make those types of sauces using vegan creme fraiche as the base.
So onto the pasta recipe then? 🙂
Pasta of choice & amount you want to eat
250ml oat cream
1/2 vegetable stock
2 cloves garlic
c.a 50ml+ nutritional yeast
Mushrooms – fresh or frozen
Soja protein – example i used Oumph! Garlic and thyme
Vegetables: example broccoli or peas and sweet corn
Salt & peppar & thyme (Or other seasoning)
Oil to fry in
Optional: c.a 15ml cornstarch (to thicken the sauce)
Optional: Add vegan cream cheese for extra thick, creamy and cheesey sauce!
Begin by cooking pasta according to instructions.
Then chop the onion into small pieces and fry in a pan with some oil along with garlic and your soy protein (or tofu). After a few minutes, add your chopped mushrooms and keep frying (add extra oil if necessary).
Boil water for the vegetable stock. 1/2 vegetable stock needs c.a 250 boiling water. Mix the vegetable stock into the boiling water and let dissolve. Then add to the frying pan.
(Pour the rest of the boiling water over frozen peas & sweet corn if you are using frozen vegetables. Or you can add them to your boiling pasta for the last 1-2 minutes.)
Add the oat cream and nooch to the frying pan and allow to simmer for a few minutes. Add extra salt and seasoning according to preferance.
If the sauce doesn’t thicken, add a tablespoon of cornstarch and stir around to thicken the sauce. You can also add vegan cream cheese if you want!
Once done, drain the pasta and add the sauce to the pasta and mix well.
Eat warm or cold with extra vegetables!!