Sunday, January 8, 2012

Raw Cashew Alfredo over Zucchini Pasta

This is a fricken awesome raw dish!  Before I made this I  would see recipes using zucchini as pasta and think to myself "those raw foodies are redick, sometimes they take it one step too far...zucchini pasta? fo real?!" but guess what? This ish talking skeptic ate the shit out of those healthy little zucchini "noodles" and loved every bite.  Just slather them in some cashew cheese and your goods to go.  Of course I used my raw cheese recipe that I am calling alfredo once poured over the the "pasta".  The trick is to get the zucchini nice and thin so there is a good sauce to veggie ration, I used my veggie peeler to create the pasta out of the zucchini, but you fancy pants mofos can use a mandolin.  This is another must try dish!  I have also been experimenting with kelp noodles which is just what it sounds like, kelp from the sea that look like noodles.  They have been a little crunchy for my liking even after letting them set in water for 30 minutes or so, I think i will just stick with the zucchini for now.

I can't wait till this cleanse is over!  I am so sick of raw foods.  I commend all those raw food nuts that stick to this diet day in and day out, I just need my ass some pinto beans from time to time, ya know?  Anyways, starting with my 3 day juice fast today and I am already cranky and hungry;(  And this beezie does not like to be hungry.  Check out my vlog if you are interested in how my cleanse has been going

Cashew Cheese Alfredo

1 cup raw cashews
3 tablespoons nutritional yeast
1 teaspoon lemon juice or vinegar
salt and pepper to taste

1.  Place cashews in a blender and pour water over cashews until they are just barely submerged.  Then add the rest of the ingredients into a blender and blend until a smooth cream is formed.  Pour over everything you eat and voila it is instantly easy to be a vegan, now is that so hard?

Zucchini Pasta

4 zucchinis cut into very thin pasta like shape with either a veggie peeler or mandolin
optional veggie additions; bell pepper, spinach, mushrooms, sun dried tomato, asparagus, broccoli or whatever your heart desires
1 recipe of cashew alfredo

1.  You can throw this dish together however you wish because it is so easy but to make the masterpiece pictured above layer spinach, then zucchini, then bell pepper (i used two colors of bell pepper to be extra fancy), then alfredo and top with raw Parmesan (recipe below).  Seriously bomb!

Ghetto Raw Parmesan Cheese

1 handful of raw walnuts finely chopped or ground down in the food processor (i hate dishes so I just chopped them)
1/2 nutritional yeast
a pinch or two of salt

1. Mix all ingredients, done.