Cheezy Garlic Shells Pasta Florentine Vegan Recipe

It's a little spicy. It's a lot garlicky. It's a little cheezy. It's totally delicious. 

Very easy to make. One pot does it all. 

1/2 box small shells pasta
1 shallot, thinly sliced
5 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 inch ginger, minced
1 jalapeno, minced
2 tbls nutritional yeast
2 tbls olive oil
1/2 an 8 ounce bag of spinach
1 tsp crushed pepper flakes
1 tsp dry basil
2 tsps black pepper
1 tbl salt
Cook the pasta in water seasoned with the 1 tbl salt. 

I use Alton Brown's cold water pasta method. Add pasta to medium large pot. Cover with water an inch over the pasta. Add salt. Bring to  boil and then simmer until al dente. 

When pasta is al dente, remove it from the water into a heat safe storage container. Retain approximately 2/3 cup of the pasta water in the pot and discard the rest. 

Return pot with pasta water to stove. Medium high heat. Add olive oil, garlic, shallot, jalapeno, ginger, yeast, crushed pepper flakes, basil, spinach and black pepper. 

Simmer uncovered for 7 minutes. 

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Vegan Cilantro Sauce

I recently did a cilantro cream sauce using a mayo base. I've since concocted a diary and egg free verion. Just as good. Maybe better.

1 bunch cilantro leaves
1/4 cup chopped celery
2 tbls olive oil
1/4 cup white vinegar
1/4 cup water
3 cloves garlic
1 jalapeno
1 habernero
1 lime zest and juice
1 tsp cumin
salt and pepper to taste

Buzz it all up in your blender. Chill in the refridgerator for at least a few hours. Enjoy.