Monday, March 17, 2008

Busy Busy

Last week was crazy, and I didn't keep track of what I ate at all. I didn't do much in the exercise department. I was sore from a weekend of boating, then double digging in my organic gardening class, and then this weekend I spent my time climbing over breakwaters to collect algae, clams, and marine sediment for (one of) my job(s). Between all that, I am sore, and haven't felt much like climbing on a bike or rowing machine.

Meals have pretty much been using up the stuff in the fridge or from short trips to the store. I know I had roasted cauliflower and pasta again one night, a veggie burger and acorn squash, and two nights ago I tried my hand at a vegan Alfredo sauce that I saw on Vegan Dad and Don't Get Mad, Get Vegan. The recipe originally came from Lachesis on the PPK forums It was amazingly good, much better than I had been anticipating, but there was something missing. I'm not sure what it was. More garlic, a tad more salt? Something else? It was still very good, and I served it up over some whole wheat noodles and steamed cauliflower, broccoli, and baby carrots.

Vegan Alfredo Sauce:

  • 1/2c Earth Balance

  • 2 cups unsweetened soy milk (I don't usually drink soy milk, preferring almond milk, but I think this is probably the best choice here)

  • 1 package Extra firm silken tofu (the kind in the little white box that doesn't need refrigeration)

  • 1-2 tbsp white cooking wine (I didn't use this)

  • 2 tbsp onion powder

  • 2-3 tsp garlic powder

  • 1-2 tsp sea salt

  • 1-2 tsp black pepper (to taste)

  • pinch of nutmeg

  • 3-4 tbsp arrowroot or cornstarch powder

Mix all ingredients in either in a food processor or blender. Heat over medium low heat until hot, stirring often. Pour a little bit into a bowl and whisk in arrowroot/cornstarch, dump mixture back into the pot and heat until just bubbling. Do not boil. Sauce should be thick.

This makes a lot, and I'll probably end up making calzones with the Alfredo sauce, some broccoli, and lots of garlic soon. Yum yum.


Grammy said...

MAYBE it was the WINE that was the missing link :-) ha-ha. Sounds good to me, keep trying "Kiddoooooo"

lae21 said...

But that would require me to actually buy a bottle of wine, and then use a tiny bit, and then let it sit in the cupboard until it turns to vinegar :P