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VEGAN WHITE SAUCE PASTA+ VEGGIES AND SHRIMP
Healthy vegan pasta recipe that's easy, creamy, and packed with veggies! Perfect for meal prep or a weeknight dinner.
Pasta - I use spiral pasta for this dish. I recommend using pasta that the sauce can cling to.
Shrimp- I personally prefer wild-caught shrimp peeled with the tail off
Vegetables - Classic veggies like sweet onions, broccoli, and sweet red peppers.
Butter and almond flour - I used vegan butter, but you can use regular butter if you are not vegan. You can also use regular flour. You are using these two ingredients to make the sauce.
Almond milk & bouillon powder + vegetable broth - Using the almond milk makes the sauce creamier, and the bouillon powder adds so much depth of flavor to the dish. But if you have chicken broth, you can use that instead.
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup chopped sweet onion
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1/2 bag broccoli, cut into small bite-size
chopped sweet red peppers
3 tablespoons vegan butter (or regular butter)
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 cups unsweetened almond milk
1/2 bag wild-caught shrimp, peeled with the tail off
8 ounces pasta of your choice
2 teaspoons vegan bouillon powder (optional)
Tuscan seasoning mix (optional)
Cook the pasta according to the package.
Cook the broccoli & peppers & shrimp separately.
While the pasta & broccoli is cooking, heat olive oil & butter in a large non-stick skillet. Add the onion and cook until onion is slightly translucent.
Add the minced garlic and cook until it smells fragrant, about a minute.
Add the broccoli and peppers.
In the middle of the skillet, add more butter to the pan. Once the butter is almost all melted, add the flour. Stir until you no longer see the flour, then mix.
Season the mixture.
Add the almond milk and a smidge of vegetable broth, taste the sauce and add additional seasoning if necessary.
Cook the mixture in medium heat until the sauce thickens, about 5-8 minutes.
Add in the cooked pasta & shrimp.
Mix until everything is well coated with the sauce. Cook for couple more minutes and serve right away.
CONCLUSION - Crash Course
A pescetarian diet is one that includes fish but no other meat. While this diet has become increasingly popular in recent years, it has a long history. The word “pescetarian” comes from the Latin word for fish, “pesce.” In fact, some of the world’s most famous thinkers and writers were pescetarians, including Leonardo da Vinci, Mahatma Gandhi, and Isaac Newton. So what are the benefits of this diet? For one, fish is a great source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential for brain health and heart health. Additionally, pescetarians tend to consume less saturated fat than those who eat other types of meat. As a result, they have a lower risk of heart disease and other chronic illnesses. Finally, pescetarians often have a smaller carbon footprint than meat-eaters, as the production of fish requires less land and water than that of livestock. So if you’re looking for a healthy and sustainable diet, pescetarianism may be the way to go.
Until next time, signing off!