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Lemon Fettuccine Alfredo!

So, last night i successfully made a vegan lemon fettuccine alfredo! I've actually never even made a regular alfredo sauce from scratch so i must say that i feel pretty impressed with myself.
*pats self on back*
But really, it was yummy. The subtle hint of lemon was a nice touch to the delicious cream sauce. There are some things i think i will change in the future though. The recipe i used had me use blanched almonds in the sauce to help with the creaminess. I went ahead and soaked mine (even though the recipe didn't ask me to) because i know that helps makes nuts and seeds break down easier. I also don't have a Vita-mix so i know that my sauce is only going to blend into a smooth consistency so much. While i did notice some teeny, tiny little pieces of almond in my pasta dish, i really don't think that was a deal breaker. I am definitely going to try the recipe again, but i will be using cashews instead. Cashews, when soaked, are super great when you're trying to…

Freezer nomz!

No recipes or photos to post today, but just wanted to write something to get back into the habit!
Today was a short day at work so i decided to come home and make up some noms. I'm preparing some dishes specifically to freeze for my boyfriend's kids. They come on the weekends and i like to make some foods in advance so that my boyfriend can utilize his time with them and not have to worry about cooking. With four kids it can be slightly daunting to have to worry about "what's for dinner?" So, i try to help him out. Today i made a couple pizza pasta casseroles. I already popped them in the freezer and now i'm going through the pantry and pulling out some things to throw into the crockpot for a vegan chili. Then before they come for the weekend i'll bake up some cornbread for them to have with it. Last time i made it i grated up a couple zucchinis to hide in there since the kids don't love all veggies. So i figure sneaking some in there never hurts. Pl…

Many moons later...

It has been quite some time since i last posted. Over two years. My life got crazy and i lost track of everything. I had a major family emergency come up which resulted in me packing my bags in one night and flying off to Washington DC. There i spent a year at a hospital dealing with said emergency. After that i moved to Texas to be close to family, but also moved with my boyfriend. I finally got all my stuff sent to me from Portland and since then i have been working on making my life normal again. Things are good now, but many things have changed. My love of food has not though.
San Antonio has proven to be challenging in regards to healthy foods. (DUH.) I am fortunate enough to work at the only raw, vegan, gluten-free place here. Our main focus is fresh juices and shakes, but we do some raw, vegan dishes that i absolutely love. I am the raw chef for One Lucky Duck and i just feel so blessed to have found this job here. I've learned so much and continue to learn. I love that thi…