Cheezy Broccoli Alfredo with Toasted Cashews


If you think Vegan food is boring or tasteless, then you can shut up now. Seriously!? Look at this bowl. LOOK at it. yum.

Make this recipe and you will be amazed at how a dairy free sauce can be so indulgent and yet so free of cruelty and garbage. You’re welcome.


2 1/2 cups of cauliflower, chopped

1 1/2 cups plain, unsweetened almond milk

1/3 nooch (nutritional yeast)

3-4 tbsp tahini

juice of 1 lemon

1 tbsp garlic oil* (1 clove chopped to sub, more if you like it garlicky)

2 cups of broccoli (to be steamed until crisp-tender)

1 cup toasted cashews (optional, but DUH…. don’t skip these babies!)

1 package of linguine, fettuccine, spaghetti, or whatever pasta you wish* (I used organic spinach and jerusalem artichoke pasta and it was ridiculously good…)

Step one:

Steam cauliflower prior if you wish, (cuts down simmering time, I popped mine in the oven-which was on at 425 for other items I was making- for 15 minutes in a dish with 1 inch of water and a cover, while I prepped the other ingredients, and toasted my cashews; smart!) otherwise add cauliflower, almond milk, garlic oil, tahini, lemon juice, and nooch to a pot, stir as well as you can, and bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer for 20-25 minutes until cauliflower is very soft. **SEE STEP TWO!**

(Turn off heat and let it sit for a few minutes to cool down enough to blend safely.)

Step two:

With 5-6 minutes left in cauliflower/sauce cooking time, start your pasta, and steam the broccoli. When Pasta and broccoli are cooked, remove from stove, and place in a large serving dish. Take cauliflower/sauce and blend until smooth in a blender or with a hand blender. Season with salt and pepper, and taste, taste, taste!

*you’ll want to eat it by the spoonful. It’s that good.

Toss with pasta and broccoli when ready, and garnish with freshly toasted cashews. Eat immediately! YUM!

You can easily have two portions of this and not feel guilty. There is NO dairy and it’s actually HEALTHY for you! Not chock full of artery clogging garbage that makes you want to nap afterwards. This dish is fiberlicous and won’t weigh you down.

Unless you’re like me and you eat a TON of it. In which case, you might want to sit for a bit.



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