In all honesty, I promised myself my next blog post on here would have been about my birthday, my amazing family & partner and how they went out of their way to make my day super special, but then I made this and I decided that people needed to know about this witchcraft first!Is it pumpkin soup? Is it pasta? It's creamy pumpkin "carbonara" with smoky fried sage!
For the new players, I am one of the basquillion people on earth who are lactose intolerant. Unfortunately for me, being vegan didn't work out so well in the end, and while I lead a mainly dairy free life (being able to tolerate small amounts of some cheeses), I do find myself pining over gorgeous, comforting creamy pastas even though they make my belly grumble in rebellion and have me balled up in farty agony hours after eating.
I love soy milk, but I really just don't like cream/cheese alternatives (and neither does Alex, for that matter) so I just avoid the whole shebang and miss out on fun on both sides of the fence. So you can imagine, when I stumbled across this recipe, featured on the Vegan Foody's tumblr (well worth a peruse if you're on that site and keen for some dinner ideas) I couldn't BELIEVE there was not a drop of cream or cheese used in this beautiful, creamy, glossy sauce. No cream, no alternatives, it's pure vegetable power!
All credit to Cookie and Kate for this recipe, it's so amazing, I just had to share with y'all!
I actually cannot believe how gorgeous and creamy and thick and saucy and.. Perfect this sauce is! I served mine with a little crumbled goats cheese on top, it really brought out the subtle sweetness of the butternut, but omitting the cheese would make it a totally vegan recipe! If you were feeling ultra luxe, you could even stir some butter or cream into the sauce while combining it with the pasta, but I think the texture is luscious as is.
It would be delicious with vegetables added, like fresh peas, broccoli or mushrooms, but on its own its a perfectly satisfying meal, like a snuggly blanket for your tummy! Do have a look through Cookie & Kate's blog for more amazing recipes, and give this one a go; I promise it is as delicious as it looks!
Thanks for reading!