Plant Based Alfredo

 I use recipe as a go to pasta sauce or pizza sauce. The kids love it and it keeps well. If you have pesto on hand you can add a dollop into the sauce for a creamy pesto. 

I use recipe as a go to pasta sauce or pizza sauce. The kids love it and it keeps well. If you have pesto on hand you can add a dollop into the sauce for a creamy pesto. 

  • 1.5 Cup Cashews (soaked overnight or in hot water for 1 hour)
  • 3 Cups Almond Milk
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • 1/4 Cup Nutritional Yeast
  • 1 Cup Vegan Parmesan
  • 1/4 Cup Parsley (reserve for last)
  • 2 Tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon Onion powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Dried or 1 small bunch of Basil fresh 
  • tt Pink Himalayan Salt
  • tt Black Pepper

Toss all ingredients (except parsley) in a blender and blend until very smooth. I blend mine for a good 2-4 minutes of high. Taste and adjust seasoning. I usually have to add more salt at this point, totally cool that’s what cooking is all about... adjust as you go. Pour into a saucepan (on medium heat) continually stirring for a few minutes until sauce is heated through. Add parsley- I love to see specks of parsley in my Alfredo like a traditional Alfredo.

If Alfredo is too thick adjust by adding more almond milk. Serve with cooked pasta of choice or use as a pizza sauce. This sauce keeps well, so if you have extra place in an air tight container and refrigerate.  

Vegan Philly Chick'n Cheezesteak

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  • 4 T Grape Seed Oil (divided)
  • 16-20 Ounces Vegan Chicken pieces
  • 1 Bell Pepper (thin slices-julienne) 
  • 1 Onion (thin slices) 
  • *8 Ounces Button Mushrooms (thin sliced) 
  • 1 t Poultry Seasoning Blend
  • 1 T Steak Seasoning Blend
  • 1/2 Garlic Powder (not too much, most steak seasonings have garlic in the blend) 
  • 3 T Vegan Worchestershire Sauce
  • 2 T Coconut Aminos
  • Vegan Provalone Cheeze Slices
  • 6-8 Hoagie Rolls
  • Optional condiments: Vegan Mayo, Dijon/Mustard, hot or sweet peppers, lettuce, tomato, Tabasco, ketchup

Prepare oven on Broil

In a hot pan add oil and *mushrooms (skip if mushrooms aren't your thing), cook mushrooms by leaving in pan and not disturbing too much. This is how you get crispy golden edges. Turn 1-2 times until mushrooms are cooked. Remove from pan and set aside.

Same pan, add oil then vegan chicken pieces, allow chicken to get a slight color/ golden hue. Then add onions and peppers cook until veggies are softened but not over cooked. Add seasonings- mix well. Now add worchestershire, and aminos. Add the cooked mushrooms without the mushroom liquid to the mix (you want a drip factor but not too watery). Taste to check seasoning, this should not be bland.

Open hoagies rolls and place on a lined sheet pan with foil or parchment. Fill rolls with chicken steak mixture. Top with vegan provalone slices then place in oven (leave oven door open) for 2-3 minutes until cheese is melted. Remove from oven and serve em up with your favorite continents and toppings.