{healthy} Alfredo

Ingredient list:

1 head a cauliflower softened by steaming or cooling in the microwave

1/2 C hot water

1 Tbsp fresh rosemary 

1/2 C shredded Parmesan cheese

1 tbsp better than bullion (vegetable flavor)

1 tsp sea salt 

1 tsp black pepper


Cook cauliflower 

Add cauliflower, water, Rosemary, cheese, bullion, salt and pepper to blender

Blend well until creamy and smooth

Serve over pasta or freeze


Zucchini Pasta

Gluten Free Pasta

What you’ll need:

6-8 zucchini (depending on what size they are)

2 eggs

1 C parmesan cheese shredded

1 C mozerella cheese

1 container pasta sauce (I use mushroom)

2 links vegan sausage

Sea salt

Black pepper

What you’ll do:

Pre-heat oven to 350

Spiralize zucchini, if you don’t have a spiralizer chopp into thin threds

Place on a cookie sheet and sprinkle with salt to sweat out moisture

After 20 minutes squeeze all excess moisture out of zucchini

Mix zucchini with eggs and cheese

add salt and pepper

Place in the bottom of a 9×13 glass baking dish and cover with foil

Bake for 20 minutes

In a large skillet brown vegan sausage and add pasta sauce

Remove pasta from oven after 20 minutes and pour pasta sauce on top

Sprinkle top with mozerella cheese if wanted

Place back in oven for an additional 20 minutes or until heated through

Remove foil and cook an additional 5 minutes

Remove from oven


Homemade Whole Wheat-Spinach Pasta

Whole Wheat Pasta

What you’ll need:

1 bag of spinach (about 8 oz) steamed and drained

2 eggs

1 egg yolk

2 1/2 C whole wheat flour + 1 tbsp for kneading

1 tsp sea salt

What you’ll do:

Squeeze drained spinach to remove any water

Place in a food processor

Blend for 30 seconds

Add eggs and egg yolk

Blend an additional 30-60 seconds until well combined

Add flour and salt and pulse until combined

Remove from food processor and knead by hand for a few minutes on a well floured area

Using a rolling-pin roll out dough until it is about 1/4″ thick

Cover with plastic wrap and let sit for at least 30 minutes

Run dough through a pasta maker (I use an attachment on my Omega Juicer)

Drop in salted boiling water for about 3-4 minutes

Top with your favorite sauce


Linguine with clams


What you need:

1 pound of clams

1 pound of shrimp (cleaned and cooked)

1 crate of button mushrooms sliced

1 package of whole wheat linguine

1 shallot

1 bunch of fresh chives

1 small carton if heavy whipping cream

2 C vegetable stock

3 Garlic cloves minced

2 Tbsp butter

2 Tbsp flour divided

Sea salt to taste

Ground black pepper to taste

What you’ll do:

Scrub the clams until they’re clean

Place the clams into warm water and add the Tbsp of flour

Let them sit in the flour for about 10 minutes until they start opening

Take them out of the flour mixture and place then directly into a pot of boiling water( 1/4 C) (I use veggie stock to add flavor)

Steam for 3-4 minutes

Any clams that didn’t open discard

Set clams aside

In a medium sauce pan melt the butter and add the garlic

Cook for 1-2 minutes

Add vegetable stock

Bring to a boil

Add whipping cream

Add chives

Add shallots

Add Tbsp flour

Stir continuously over medium heat until it starts to thicken about 20 minutes

Add mushrooms and cook another 5 minutes

In a large pot bring water to a boil

Add the linguine

Cook for 7 montes

Strain thoroughly

In a large bowl add linguini, sauce, clams and shrimp

Combine thoroughly


One pot veggie pasta {vegan}


What you’ll need:

3 1/2 C water

2 Tsp veggie bullion (I use better than bullion paste)

1 package (12 oz) veggie pasta, I used tomato

1 can italian stewed or diced tomatoes

1 package of sliced white mushrooms

1 white onion chopped finely

1 leek chopped finely (into rings) light part only

5-6 Brussel sprouts halved and stems cut off

1 C broccoli florets

2 garlic cloves chopped finely

2 C peas (fresh or frozen)

2 Tbsp fresh basil

1 yellow chili pepper sliced thinly

Juice from 1 lemon

Red pepper flakes to taste (1/2 Tsp)

Sea salt to taste (1 Tsp)

Lemon pepper to taste (1 Tsp)

3 bay leaves (optional)

What you’ll do:

Combine everything but peas in a pot


Over medium high heat bring to a boil

Add peas

Start stirring


Cook for about 7 minutes or until pasta is tender stirring constantly

Remove bay leaves

When pasta is cooked through serve


Sweet Rustic Tomato Sauce with Spinach Noodles


What you’ll need:
1 package of spinach linguine
1 Tbsp olive oil
6-7 cherry tomatoes halved
2 cloves garlic chopped
1 white onion chopped
1 can of diced tomatoes
1 handful spinach
1/4 C water
1/4 C red wine vinegar
1/4 C agave maple syrup
1 Tsp sea salt
1 Tsp black pepper
1/2 Tsp cayenne pepper
Fresh basil, thyme (whatever you have on hand)
Goat cheese (optional)

What you’ll do:
Over medium heat in a large skillet heat oil, garlic and onions

Cook for about 5 minutes until onions are softened

Add diced tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, vinegar, syrup, water, basil, sea salt, pepper and cayenne pepper

Stir thoroughly

Turn down heat and simmer for 20 minutes

In a large pot bring 6 C of water to a boil

Add linguine and cook for 4-5 minutes or according to instructions on the package

Strain and immediately add olive oil to help prevent the noodles from sticking

Once sauce has thickened add to noodles

Top with more fresh herbs if desired and add goat cheese (optional)


Chili-Lime Veggie Noodles {vegan + gluten free}


What you’ll need:
1 package of brown rice noodles
1 bunch scallions
1 small package of chopped button mushrooms
1 large red bell pepper de-veined, seeded and chopped
1 small head of green or red cabbage chopped
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 avocado sliced thinly
1/4 bunch cilantro chopped finely

Chili-Lime Sauce
1/4 C red wine
3 Tbsp chili garlic paste
1 Tbsp agave
2 Tbsp tamari
2 Tbsp lime juice
2 Tsp lime zest
1 Tsp Red pepper flakes (optional)
2 Tsp garlic salt

What you’ll do:
Cook noodles according to package (bring a large pot of water to a boil, add noodles, cook 5 minutes)

Drain water and add a drizzle of olive oil to help prevent noodles from sticking together

Set aside

In a small bowl combine all ingredients for Chili-Lime sauce and set aside

In a large skillet add olive oil and all veggies and cook for about 5 minutes until slightly softened

Add noodles and sauce

Combine thoroughly

Cook an additional 2-3 minutes until heated all the way through

Plate one serving at a time, add 2-3 slices of avocado and sprinkle with cilantro


Whole wheat pasta with butternut squash sauce


What you’ll need:
1 batch of light fried eggplant(see previous post)

1 package of whole wheat pasta (I used whole wheat linguine)

1 package of fresh sage

1 Tbsp olive oil

1 butternut squash peeled and chopped into small cubes

2 garlic cloves chopped

1 Tsp red pepper flakes

1 yellow onion chopped

1 vegetable bullion cube

2 C water

1 Tsp agave nectar

Sea salt to taste

Black pepper to taste

What you’ll do:

Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium

Add sage and cook until crispy 2-3 minutes

Remove from oil and place on a paper towel to drain excess oil

Sprinkle with sea salt and pepper

Set aside

In the same skillet add the garlic, squash, onion and red pepper(you can leave out red pepper if you don’t like spicy foods)

Cook 10 minutes until soft

Add bullion cube and water

Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 15 minutes

While that is reducing cook pasta according to directions on the box

Strain, sprinkle with olive oil to help pasta from sticking to each other

Using an Emerson blender roughly blend the squash mixture, taste and add sea salt if needed

Add agave and lightly blend again

Add pasta to skillet and mix thoroughly

Put pasta on a plate, add fried sage and baby eggplant


Artichoke and spinach lasagna


What you’ll need:

1 Tbsp olive oil
1 yellow onion chopped
2 small or 1 large green zucchini
1bag of spinach
1 small jar of marinated artichoke hearts ( I used the oil they are marinated in place of using more olive oil)
1 batch of marinara sauce (see previous blog post for recipe) or 1 jar of store bought marinara sauce
1 carton of sliced white mushrooms
1 box oven ready lasagna noodles
2 C shredded mozzarella cheese
1 Tbsp Italian seasoning
1 Tsp of cayenne pepper
Sea Salt to taste
Black pepper to taste
1/2 lemon (juice)

3-4 green onions chopped
Fresh basil 1/2 bunch chopped

What you’ll do:
Preheat oven to 350
Grease a 9×11 glass baking dish
In a medium skillet heat olive oil over medium

Add onion and cook until translucent
Add zucchini and cook another few minutes (3-5)
Squeeze lemon juice in the mixture
Add spinach, mushrooms and oil from the artichokes and cook until spinach is slightly wilted

Add marinara sauce and mix thoroughly

Add all seasonings

With a large ladle (or coffee mug) spoon a layer of the veggie mixture into the glass dish
Then place a layer of the uncooked lasagna noodles
Place artichokes evenly on the noodles
Sprinkle 1/2 of the cheese
Repeat steps until lasagna dish is full
Bake for 30 minutes at 350
Before you serve sprinkle with green onions and basil


Brussel sprout quinoa salad


What you’ll need:

1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil

1 bunch of brussel sprouts with the stems cut off and halved

1 head of broccoli cut into bite size pieces

1 cup of quinoa cooked

1/4 C dried cranberries

10 yellow tomatoes halved

Sea salt

Black pepper

1 lemon

1 Tsp honey

What you’ll do:

Cook the quinoa according to the directions

Place in a bowl

Heat olive oil over medium in a medium skillet

Add brussel sprouts and juice from 1 lemon and the rhine(remove before serving)

Add sea salt and pepper to taste


Cook for about 5 minutes and add broccoli

Cook for another 2-3 minutes

Add to bile with quinoa

Add cherry tomatoes

Add dried cranberries

Add honey

Mix thoroughly