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Pasta al Garbanzo ;)

I’ve seen a lot of vegan recipes out there for alfredo sauce, and while that is not exactly what I would call this recipe, the creamy-not tomato based sauce in this recipe is pretty close. Plus you get the added protein of garbanzos. The fresh tomatoes and fresh basil really complement this perfectly as well 🙂

You need:

Whole wheat angel hair pasta, lightly cooked

About 8 Campari tomatoes quartered

4 cloves garlic, chopped

6 oz mushrooms, sliced

1 can chickpeas (15oz)

Oregano, 1tbs

Basil, handful fresh, chopped 

Black pepper to taste

Almond milk, 1/3 cup

Steamed kale (to serve on the side)
Blend garbanzos, almond milk, pepper and oregano until creamy.
Sauté garlic and mushrooms in water over moderate heat until just softened. Then add sauce and mix until until well heated, and turn off heat. Lately toss in tomatoes, basil, and pasta. Then serve and enjoy!

Simple Carrot Hummus

Ok this hummus looks ugly, but tastes really good! Just simple, creamy, and heathy, and without any overt fats!! The naturally soft sweetness of cooked carrot and eggplant is the key.

You need: 
1 large cooked carrot

3 pieces of cooked eggplant ~2/3 cup

1cup chick peas

1/2 large lemon juiced

1tbs green onion

Salt/pepper to taste
Simply combine all ingredients in a high speed blender and enjoy! Excellent with crackers, veggies, or on a sandwich, especially with avocado 🙂