Monday, February 13, 2012

Cream Sauce

Check out this Gnocchi! Gnocchi is one of my favorite things to eat. I used to get one that was all processed with a processed alfredo sauce. It's that creamy texture with the little dumplings that is sooo good! WELL GUESS WHAT?! I made my first Vegan Cream Sauce tonight! I also made the vinaigrette you see in the picture that's all drizzled on top, THANK YOU VERY MUCH! Here's the recipe:

Thyme Vinaigrette:

2 tbs Fresh Thyme, leaves only
1-2 Pinches of Salt, to taste
4 tbs Olive Oil
1 tsp Vinegar (I used my Dad's super yummy home made Red Wine Vinegar)

Strip the thyme leaves off their stems into a mortar, (I love using these things!). Add a pinch or two of salt and grind with the pestle until a rough paste is formed. Add oil and vinegar and mix again. Taste and see if there is enough salt and vinegar, and add more if needed. Set aside.

Lemon Cashew Cream:

1 Cup Water, split
1-1/4 Cups Raw Cashews (soak beforehand in hot water to soften)
Zest of 1 Lemon
1/2 to 1 tsp Lemon Juice, to taste

Place 1/2 of the water in blender with other ingredients. Blend till smooth adding remaining water slowly till thick and smooth. Adjust seasoning as needed.

That's it! It was so easy. I told my Mom I can't believe people would eat all that dairy when you could have something so easy, way better for your body, and SUPER GOOD!

1 comment:

  1. It looks delicious, Chianti! I didn't even know you had a blog!!