Low-Fat Alfredo and Savings on Cool Vegan Fashon!

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Alfredo sauce was one of the things I was loath to give up as my lactose intolerance got worse.  I used to love cream sauces in general, so it was a pretty sad day for me when I had to stop eating them.  Now, of course, I wouldn’t go back if I could.  But I still miss my alfredo!

Of course, there are a lot of vegan “faux-fredo” recipes out there.  I’ve tried a few in the past with mixed success.  Some were too thick, others too heavily-spiced.  And then there are the cashew-based ones, which I tend to steer clear of.  Not having raw cashews on hand very often makes it hard to whip up one of these on short notice, plus the idea of a cashew-based cream sauce still makes parts of my brain flip out a little.  One day, I would love to sit down to a plate of something like that without any sense of worry, but for now I lean more towards alfredo recipes that use tofu rather than nuts.

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Enter Happy Herbivore‘s fettuchini alfredo recipe!  Talk about super-simple and delicious.  The base is Mori-Nu silken tofu and nondairy milk, made to taste like classic alfredo sauce with a bit of galic, onion, salt, and pepper; plus a pinch of nutmeg and cayenne.  Nutritional yeast makes an appearance, too.  The only thing I changed about the recipe was to use fresh garlic instead of garlic powder and whole wheat linguine for the noodles.  It’s a decidedly easy sauce and not in the least bit scary as far as fat content is concerned.

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Do you even need to ask if it was good?

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Because yeah, it was really, really good.  I have distinct memories of “real” alfredo, and this was quite close to what I remember.  It had all the creaminess and flavor without any of the gross heaviness I used to associate with everything dairy-based.  This is definitely joining my list of go-to recipes for quick, tasty, awesome dinners.

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About the Author:

Sam has been eating a plant-based diet since summer of 2009 and has spent the subsequent years experimenting with all manner of plant-based food. She holds a Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies and is a graduate of the Bauman College Nutrition Consultant Program. She is a former member of Toastmasters International and was awarded a Competent Communicator designation for public speaking. When she's not blogging or cooking, Sam likes to read and study the Bible, play silly card games and knit socks.
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