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1.5 - 2cupswateradd more or less to desired consistency
This recipe is so versatile! You can use any combination of beans, nuts, squash or tofu. Just use what you have and experiment. Of course, darker beans, nuts and squash will affect the color. But it will all taste great!
Soak raw cashews for 4-6 hours (or overnight) until they are plump and white. Rinse. (Helpful hint: buy organic raw nuts in bulk, soak them all at once, and store in freezer so they are ready for use.
Place all ingredients in a high speed blender. Start with less water and add to achieve desired consistency.
Serve over spaghetti squash, or pasta of choice. I prefer the high-protein, gluten free pastas as they have tons of fiber. But whatever you prefer and your family will eat is fine.
Sauté garlic and a bit of olive oil with mushrooms, onions, broccoli, tomatoes, cauliflower, peppers, spinach and any other veggies go well with alfredo sauce.
Drain the pasta, add alfredo sauce and sautéed veggies. Bon appetite!
In a large soup pot sauté garlic, onion, followed by carrots, celery, and potatoes. Add in 1 can of tomato paste, Italian seasoning, pepper, and chili powder and sauté until veggies are soft.
Add 2 cans diced tomatoes (do not drain), 1 box organic vegetable stock, 6water, and 4lentils (pre-soaked, if possible). Bring to a boil, then simmer for about an hour. Feel free to add water to reach desired consistency. Enjoy the nutritious and delicious Vegan Vegetable Lentil Soup!
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Place all ingredients into blender. Blend until super smooth. Pour mixture into saucepan. Cook over medium heat for 8-9 minutes, stirring constantly as it becomes thick and gooey. Continue to stir until all lumps are gone.