Heyyyy youuuu guyyssssss! Long time no see!
I know I haven’t been blogging and I’m sorry! But I am working on some new things for the site coming soon to include new fun opportunities to work with me, fun giveaways, etc. I may not be blogging but we are going to have a lot of fun!
In the meantime I am throwing it back to one of my favorite recipes of all time. At that time I think I was making this dish at least once a week for me and at least once a week for clients. It’s dang good!
I could eat this sauce with anything. Like this as pasta, just over some grilled chicken, over some roasted greens, or by the spoonful on its own.
Maybe drink it out of a sippy cup?
Whichever way I eat it, I’ll tell you this… this is my new favorite recipe.
Now if you’ll excuse me my pasta water is boiling.
Ingredients: serves 4-6
1/4 cup raw cashews, soaked
1 (3.5-4 pound) butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and diced (or two (450g) packages chopped squash)
3/4 cup water
2 garlic cloves
2 tablespoons nutritional yeast (you can find this at Whole Paycheck)
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/4 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon fine grain sea salt, or to taste
1/8 teaspoon liquid smoke
1 lb. package mini shell or macaroni pasta
Add cashews in a small bowl and cover with water. Soak overnight or for at least 3-4 hours, until soft and plump. Drain and rinse before use.
Preheat oven to 425F and line a baking sheet with foil. Spread out chopped squash on sheet and drizzle with oil. Toss to coat. Sprinkle with salt. Roast for 30-40 minutes, flipping once half way through baking, until squash is fork tender. Let cool for at least 5 minutes.
Add the soaked and drained cashews, water, garlic, nutritional yeast, lemon juice, onion powder, paprika, chili powder, and 2 cups of cooked squash into a high speed blender. Blend on high until smooth.
Now add the salt, and liquid smoke and blend again.
Cook pasta according to package directions.
Add the drained pasta back into the pot. Pour on your desired amount of sauce and stir to combine.
Cook over medium until heated throughout and serve immediately.
See you soon with some fun new stuff!