Vegan Pumpkin Alfredo

• ½ pound whole wheat fettuccine

• 4 cups loosely packed thinly sliced greens (I used Swiss Chard

• 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, plus a drizzle

• 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

• 4 cloves garlic, crushed

• 1 ½ cups non-dairy milk

• ½ cup pumpkin puree

• 2 teaspoons stone ground mustard

• 2 teaspoons sea salt, or to taste

• Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

• Parmesan or nutritional yeast

1. Bring a pot of water to boil. Cook the fettuccine for approximately 9 minutes. Then, add greens and cook for 60 seconds. Drain, toss with a bit of olive oil, and set aside.

2. In a large sauce pan, heat 3 tablespoons of olive oil over medium. Stir in flour. Allow to cook for 2-3 minutes. Do NOT walk away from the stove while you’re cooking this sauce- it will burn.

3. Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Sauce will bubble and brown.

4. Slowly add non-dairy milk and use a whisk to stir it in. Allow to cook for 2-3 minutes.

5. Add pumpkin, mustard, salt, and pepper. Stir and cook until it becomes thick like alfredo.

6. Toss with the pasta and serve immediately. Top with cheese or nutritional yeast.

Author: 2birds1scone

My name is Shayla and I talk about food. A lot. I live in Brooklyn, NY where I work as a data nerd in the startup world. As much as I wish I could say I've been a healthy vegetarian for the past 8 years, I can't. I started off as many veg's do: eating primarily processed soy products, pasta, and pizza. I also brought meat back into my diet when I started a job in catering. When I realized that cutting out meat didn't make me feel any better and I was still gaining weight, I decided I needed to make some major changes. I started experimenting and researching; I found that the fresher the food was, the more I enjoyed it. I believe we are what we eat. How we feel and what we eat is so profoundly interconnected. It's impossible to exclude factors like diet and lifestyle when you are trying feel better overall. I understand how difficult eating (or just finding) healthy food can be which brings me to this blog. I aspire to help people make healthy living easier. 2birds1scone is a place for suggestions, inspiration and shared information. It's about bringing healthier perspectives to every part of your life. Please feel free to submit your thoughts and recipes! Namaste. "One choice at a time, with intention and compassion for our selves and our planet, we can eat clean and live well." -Terry Walters

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