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RECIPE  |  CREAMY ARRABIATA PASTA (VEGAN)

RECIPE | CREAMY ARRABIATA PASTA (VEGAN)

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Hi Everyone,

On the weekend, I made this Creamy Arrabiata Pasta. For those who ask what “Arrabiata” means, it’s literal translation is “angry” in Italian.  So to translate that into cooking terms, it means spicy. You can find Arrabiata sauce sold at most grocers and the only difference between this and tomato sauce is the addition of red chili peppers.  This cream pasta is dairy-free and vegan.  Instead of cream, I added my own homemade cashew cream which is so easy to make if you have a high-powered blender, overnight soaked cashews and water.  The cashew cream can be seasoned any way you prefer so I will add minced garlic to mine.

For this recipe, I’m also using Barilla penne pasta, Neal Brother’s Arrabiata sauce, organic white button mushrooms, organic spinach leaves, garlic, cashew cream, and Terra Delyssa organic extra virgin olive oil.  It’s very simple, easy and doesn’t take too much time if you prepare the cashew cream in advance.

I hope you try this recipe and if you enjoy it, please share it with your family and friends.

Take care,

Christie

 

Disclaimer: I am not sponsored by any of the companies listed. 

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RECIPE  |  CREAMY ARRABIATA PASTA (VEGAN)

SERVES 4 |  PREP TIME  20 MINS  |  COOK TIME  10 MINS

INGREDIENTS

Pasta:

  • 454 grams penne pasta
  • 2 cups Arrabiata sauce
  • 1 cup garlic cashew cream (see below for ingredients)
  • 1 pint organic white button mushrooms, sliced
  • 5 handfuls of spinach
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • ¼ cup reserved pasta water

Garlic Cashew Cream:

  • 1 cup raw cashews soaked in 1.5 - 2 cups of water overnight or 3-4 hours
  • 1 cup reserved cashew water
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • ½ tsp salt

Required: High-powered blender

INSTRUCTIONS

Garlic Cashew Cream:

  1. The night before soak cashews in 1.5 - 2 cups of water in the fridge.  If you forget to do this step, soak for at least 3-4 hours.  If you forget to do that, soak cashews in boiling hot water for 5-10 mins.
  2. Strain the cashews, reserving 1 cup of the cashew water.
  3. In a blender add cashews, cashew water, garlic cloves and salt. Blend until very smooth.

Pasta:

  1. Boil your pasta according to package instructions. Strain pasta and set aside. Reserve ¼ cup of hot pasta water.
  2. Meanwhile in a large deep pan set on medium heat, add olive oil.  Next add in the minced garlic and fry until fragrant.
  3. Add sliced mushrooms, fry until edges are brown and there are no liquids remaining. Season with pepper.  
  4. Pour in Arrabiata sauce, garlic cashew cream, spinach and stir. Cover with lid and bring to a boil.  Then lower heat and simmer for 5 minutes until spinach is wilted.
  5. Pour in reserved pasta water and mix.  Then add pasta. Combine until noodles are covered in sauce. Season with salt to taste. Serve immediately and enjoy!

 

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