Happpy WINES-day Healthy People!!!
I hope you had a wonderful Hump Day so far…Today inspired me to create a new recipe for both vegans or vegetarians and/or anyone who likes tasty good food!
WINE. Wein. Vino. вино. 酒. نبيذ. vin. wino. vang.
No matter what language you say it in, wine still tastes just as good 🙂
So tonight I decided to make whole wheat pasta with steamed broccoli and a garlic white wine sauce with pine nuts, the vegetarian version adds goat cheese!
To begin, set up your pasta and boil it.
Wash and rinse your organic broccoli and put it in a steamer of some sort (you can always microwave if you need to!)
Then start to make your sauce by getting a large sauté pan. MOST recipes say put in like a ridiculous amount of butter….
And since I wanted to make a vegan version of this/ I’m not a fan of butter I chose the following ingredients:
1.) Olive Oil
2.) White Wine
4.) Pine Nuts
5.) Almond Milk
7.) Salt and Pepper
early stages of sauce making...
So here’s the plan. I turned the burner on med high heat to begin drizzled some olive oil into the pan (maybe 1 tsp) and added 1 tbsp Garlic.
Coated the pan with the mixture, swirling it around.
Reduced Heat to Medium
Added 1 Cup of White Wine, I chose Chardonnay because I had it in my fridge…
Using a whisk, whisk it all up together.
Start to add seasonings, I had the salt and pepper grinders and would add as I went so it infused with the flavors.
I added 1/4 cup of pine nuts (this is for protein for all the vegans out there)
As I whisked I added about 1/8 cup more of olive oil, give or take…you don’t want it to be too oily because that’s fats although healthy fats you want to be aware of the amount!
Add more minced fresh garlic! I added a looottt because I love the flavors together. Up to you but I added about a tbsp more.
….might’ve added a little bit more wine…. (shhhh)
Then I reduced the heat to medium low and whisked in about 1/4 cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk (because that’s what I had, I’m sure the regular one would work just as well)
As I was whisking I sprinkled in about a tsp of flour to thicken it a little bit, but remember this is an oil base dressing like sauce so it’s not going to be thick.
I kept the heat on low and added the broccoli to the mixture soaking up the flavors. Once the pasta was cooked I added that too and swirled around.
Put it on a plate, poured a glass of wine and added a little bit more ground pepper.
I decided since I’ve been craving goat cheese lately (I know weird, esp with this vegan thing…) I would make an exception and add some to this dish. IT was sooo delicious. I planned on adding sundried tomatoes but realized I didn’t have any at home… 😦 but next time I would definitely add them or even roasted red peppers. This dish can be enjoyed hot or cold which is great to make the night before and have for lunch the next day #winning !
So I hope you can enjoy this dish someday, always feel free to make it yours with different ingredients–that’s what I love about cooking: it’s like art and you are the artiiist!
Happy Eating and Exercising,