Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Seitan Alfredo Pasta

Capping off two great days, was a great afternoon and evening with Ashley. I got up early and mowed the lawn, something I have really enjoyed. Then I found some old pictures in a box that were very nostalgic. Shortly after, Ashley came over. We went discussed what we were going to do with the afternoon, I suggested a seitan alfredo pasta dinner and it was off to the races.

Seitan Alfredo Pasta

the alfredo sauce

1 1/2 cup of nutritional yeast
1 cup of soy milk
3/4 cup of raw cashews (soaked overnight)
2 tablespoons of vegan sour cream
1 tablespoon of oil
1 teaspoon of crushed red pepper
1 teaspoon of soy sauce
1 teaspoon of garlic powder
1 teaspoon of onion powder
1 teaspoon of hot sauce
1 teaspoon of yellow mustard

In a blender, combine the cashews, soy milk, nutritional yeast, and crushed red pepper and puree for about 4-5 minutes until all cashew pieces are liquefied. Once the cashews are smooth, add the remaining ingredients and puree again. The sauce should be a dark yellow color.

the seitan

10 oz of seitan (chopped)
2 tablespoons of vegan margarine
2 tablespoons of green peas
2 tablespoons of chic peas
1 tablespoon of onion (chopped)

In a saute pan, heat the margarine on low heat. Once the margarine has melted, add the seitan and let fry for 10 minutes flipping occasionally. This will allow the sides to brown a bit. Once the seitan has begun to brown, add the chic peas and onions and allow to fry until the onions are translucent. Then add the green peas and the alfredo sauce and turn heat on low and let heat for 5 minutes. The sauce will thicken. Pour it over the fretichini and serve hot.

We also made some amazing roasted veggies and a nice smoothie. I will post the recipes for those soon.

I still have a vacation coming up in a few weeks and nothing to do. Any suggestions?


selina said...

yum yum yum!!

I am on vacation right now & have been spending my time sleeping in, relaxing, working in the garden, deep cleaning the things i put off when i am working, baking bread. It's just great not having to wake up to an alarm. :) Enjoy yours!

dreaminitvegan said...

Okay, this looks really good.

jessy said...

your seitan alfredo pasta looks fantastical! hooray for another tasty meal on your two days off. i'm not too sure what i'd do with the vacation time. lots of hiking, vegging out and reading, lots of cooking (i'd probably make vegan yumyum's poolish focaccia for dan - it takes like 5 hours to make but it's gloriously good!), maybe picking up a new hobby for a few days....who knows....but whatever you do, it'll be awesome - 'cause you won't be working. w00t!

looking forward to the roasted veg 'n smoothie recipe, too. :)

miss v said...

so yellow - looks like it might be a flavourful mac and cheese recipe! i've been meaning to make some sort of seitan meatball for a pasta dish... sounds delightful (and filling!).

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Jes said...

That seitan alfredo looks great!

Lauren (Clean Eats in the Dirty South) said...

That sounds so good, I wish I had the power of smell at my fingertips as well as the Internet.