Yummy Vegan Alfredo Sauce

I found this easy and very quick pasta sauce that you can make in 5 minutes. It’s dairy and gluten-free so it’s great for the Elimination Diet. My whole family loves it! Here is a picture of last night’s dinner.

Vegan Alfredo Sauce

INGREDIENTS [YIELDS 12 OZ. SAUCE]

1 c. coconut milk [the canned kind]
1/2 c. nutritional yeast
1 medium clove of garlic
1 tsp. dried basil
1 tsp. sea salt
1/2 tsp. fresh ground black pepper

Mince the garlic and add all of the ingredients to a blender. Blend until the consistency is smooth and creamy – you know, like alfredo sauce. Pour it over any pasta you’d like and warm quickly with the rest of your hot pasta and other toppings.

This week, I added broccoli to my boiling pasta and cooked diced chicken at the very end. My pasta choice is a rice and quinoa pasta I found at Costco. I suppose the whole meal isn’t vegan but the sauce is so enjoy!

 

The link to the original source is here at The Fitchen.com

 

 

Vegetarian or Paleo?

The Paleo diet is gaining popularity right now.  Not surprising as we were due for another surge in nutritional theory.

I just want to say that nobody really knows what diet is best.  There are a lot of theories, and a lot of convincing theories.  There are lots of research papers that support different diets for health promotion.

Here are the consistencies in all of them:

1.  Reduce the amount of refined carbohydrates (flour and sugar- not just white, but all)

2. Dramatically increase the amount of fruit and vegetables consumed.

3. Change the fats in your diet to olive, flax, and fish oil.

There is not one diet that works for everybody.  Try out a diet and see what your body says.  Not just in weight, but in energy, mood, sleep quality, and blood