Deconstructed Pasta Florentine Recipe Vegan

Garlic pasta and a creamy spinach puree create a vegan italian epicurean delight. Spinach Puree Recipe
1/2 bag spinach
1/2 box silken tofu
3 cloves garlic
2 tbls olive oil
1 jalapeno
1 serrano
2 tsps salt
1/2 tsp black pepper

Steam the spinach in a covered pot with 1/4 water in the bottom.  

Cook for about 5 minutes or until dark green and wilted down. 

Puree all ingredients  in food processor until smooth. Let rest in the fridge to thicken. 

Garlic pasta recipe
1/2 box fettuccine, cooked al dente in heavily salted water
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tsps italian seasoning
1 tsp crushed pepper flakes
5 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup frozen peas

Cook pasta and use tongs to remove from the water. Set aside in a medium sized heat safe bowl. Keep the pasta water in the pot. Drain off some until you're left with about 2/3 cup. 

Add remaining ingredients, except peas. Simmer for 3 minutes until fragrant. 

Pour hot oil/water/spice mixture over cooked pasta. Stir to coat. 

Stir in peas. 

Let rest 2 minutes. 

Enjoy!

Pea Puree and Carrot Puree Using Almond Milk

I was curious if it would work to use almond milk in a puree where you'd normally use cow's milk or cream. As it turns out, it works great.

I tried two different purees. A pea and a carrot. Both turned out smooth and tasty. The colors also turned out very appealing.

Carrot Puree
2 cups roughly chopped baby carrots
1 cup almond milk
1 clove garlic
1/4 cup fresh cliantro
1 slice rye bread seeded with caraway
1 tsp olive oil
2 tbls hot sauce
1 tsp each salt and pepper
1-2 tsps dill to taste

Heat over medium the milk, carrots, oil, garlic, hot sauce, salt and pepper in a medium sauce pan with the lid on. Contineue cooking on a low flame until carrot are tender. About 15 minutes.

Add hot mixutre, torn up bread slice, cilantro and 1 tsp of the dill to a blender. Puree. Taste. Add more salt, pepper, dill if desired.

Pea Puree
2 cups frozen green peas
1/2 cup almond milk
1 clove garlic
1/3 cup fresh cilantro
1/4 cup vegetarian parmesean
1 tsp each salt and pepper

In a medium sauce pan heat over medium low the almond milk, garclic clove, salt and pepper. When mixutre is just about to simmer add frozen peas and heat 2 minutes more.

To a blender add cilantro, parmesean and warm pea/milk mixture. Puree until smooth. Add additional salt, pepper or cilantro if desired.