Sunday, January 25, 2015

zucchini fettuccini + cauliflower alfredo

Are you ready to get your veggie on? Good! Because I have just taken a dish that is basically veggie-less and made it veggie-full.

But before I get to that, let me digress a little. Today is Australia Day! As per tradition, we are following Triple J's countdown of the hottest 100 songs of 2014, we made damper, drank tea, and are feeling the true blue Aussie spirit. We probably would be drinking beers around a fire too, except its pouring rain and we aren't drinking any alcohol right now, so tea and a blog post are going to have to do. And a juice, we just downed a carrot, celery, parsley, ginger, turmeric juice.

Damper; traditional aussie bread from the outback

For those of you who don't know about Australia Day, it is basically Australia's birthday, celebrated on Jan 26th to mark the anniversary of the arrival of the first British fleet to Australia's shores back in 1788. For those of you who don't know about Triple J, it is the radio station in Oz, playing a huge variety of new music. Here is #81 on the countdown: Fade Out Lines, by The Avener.

Ok, now back to those veggies!

zucchini fettuccine + cauliflower alfredo

  • 1 head of cauliflower
  • 2-3 cloves garlic
  • 1 cup veggie broth + 1/4 cup
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 Tbsp earth balance (vegan buttery spread)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup sun dried tomatoes
  • 3 zucchinis

Remove outer leaves and stem from cauliflower, cut into florets. Heat 1 cup veggie broth in pot and add cauliflower and peeled garlic, cover and simmer until soft (about 5-7 min). Transfer to food processor or blender. Blend with additional 1/4 cup veggie broth, nutritional yeast, salt&pepper, and earth balance until super smooth.

Meanwhile... peel zucchinis with julienne peeler (or regular peeler for thicker noodles, or spiralize them!). In a large fry pan add zucchini noodles and sun dried tomatoes. Cook until just warm, add sauce and toss, keep on heat until everything is hot for serving!

This dish is soooo good, I could eat the cauliflower sauce with a spoon, it is so tasty!

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