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Vegan Creamy, Garlicky, Lemony, Green Pasta Sauce on Cate in the Kitchen

Vegan Creamy, Garlicky, Lemony, Green Pasta Sauce

I have made this pasta dish twice this week because it’s super easy and it makes me feel smug to eat two types of greens in one go. It’s also a pretty great go-to for me because each of these 5 ingredients are things that I almost always have in.  The pictures I’ve managed to get of this recipe are just not ideal, but my desire to share it with you overpowers my desire to look like I take really great pictures of food so whatever. Here we are. I should warn you that the 1 garlic clove in this sauce is raw, and therefore packs a punch both flavour-wise and odour-wise. If you’re not into that, just go ahead and skip it. Personally, I love it. And raw garlic is increds good for you, so that’s why it’s in there. You’ll notice that I’m using soya cream again (I used it in my squash pasta sauce last week). There’s been a carton of the stuff in my fridge at all time throughout Veganuary, I will …

Popeye Potion

Popeye, the internationally renowned cartoon sailor, had the right idea when it came to greens. Long before superfoods were even a thing, he was chugging away at can after can of iron-rich spinach to make his biceps level up Mario-style. Despite not being a nautical hero on a never ending quest to impress a lady named Olive Oyl, I do need a good dose of iron every day – especially now. Today marks the beginning of my 6 weeks of veganism. You heard me correctly, I am doing the vegan thing. I recently watched Vegucated on Netflix hoping to learn a little more about the wave of veganism that is sweeping the nation, and see how three New Yorkers fared without animal products for six weeks. The facts and figures that made up the argument for the vegan diet ranged from Co2 levels to scientific research into the causes of disease in the modern world and all in all they were pretty convincing. So, even if only for six weeks, I’m going for it all in. …

Spinach and Avocado Pasta Sauce

I’ve always made my own tomato sauce for pasta, but never ventured in to all the colours for sauce that aren’t red. So, yesterday evening when staring vacantly at supermarket shelves I made the executive decision to just bite the bullet and see what happens when you blitz together some green stuff and put it with pasta – boy am I glad I make such good executive decisions. Spinach is a superfood in both my eyes and Popeye’s, its a great source of iron which is a major benefit for all you vegetarians and vegans out there. I’ve told you before that avocado is fantastic but I’ll tell you again, avocado is fantastic. It’s a ‘good fat’ and makes everything/anything creamy and delicious. So as you can imagine, this sauce will leave you feeling strong and mighty.     Serves 2 100g raw chopped spinach 1 mashed avocado 2 cloves garlic, chopped finely juice 1 lemon 3 mint leaves, chopped finely 2 tbsps natural yoghurt 200g free-from pasta (you can use normal pasta if you …