Our Veggie Kitchen Vegan Chickpea Alfredo

March 16, 2011 by Keri

What a beautiful day! It was so lovely, we got out our bikes and went for a ride! It’s so nice to get back outside. When we got home from riding, the husband requested black bean burgers, so I got to making my go-to black bean burgers with the recipe from Veganomicon. I’d forgotten how much I love those burgers!

In other news, I’m really enjoying reading Crazy Sexy Diet. I haven’t gotten the chance to read it in large sections, more like grab a page here and there, but part of me doesn’t want to be finished with it because I’m learning so much! I remember the days I could sit down and read a phone book-sized novel in an afternoon, but now that I have a little one running around, requesting things, and wanting to chat and play, I rarely read more than 5 pages at a time! I’m excited to do the 21-day adventure cleanse when I finish the book, so I’ll definitely be blogging about my experience as well as keeping a personal journal.

Tonight, I have a recipe link to share with you. Last night, I made Chickpea Alfredo from Our Veggie Kitchen and it’s fantastic! I highly recommend this bean-based sauce. Mine was a little thinner than I wanted at first, so I added about 1/4 cup extra cashews. I left out the mushrooms because I didn’t have any, and added a little extra nutritional yeast to taste. I ended up with about 6 cups of sauce, and after mixing it with a pound of rotini, 2 cups green peas, and about a cup of diced Lightlife vegan ham, I still have 3 cups jarred to use another day. Delicious!

Oh, and I forgot to mention, it’s extremely quick and easy to make too. I’m on a roll with these meal-in-a-hurry ideas!

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  1. Jojo says:

    That looks delicious & if it’s quick & easy I’m there!

  2. This looks amazing….I will definitely be trying this in the near future.

  3. Jess - The Domestic Vegan says:

    I have had my eye on that recipe! It looks awesome!! I’ll have to add it to the meal plan for next week.

    So glad you’re enjoying “Crazy Sexy Diet”!

    • Keri says:

      When I saw it, I knew I had to feed that recipe to my people! 😉
      I’m so glad I picked it up. I’ve finished the book portion and now I’m just waiting until after I have surgery next week and heal to start the adventure cleanse!

  4. This looks very tasty! I love anything with chickpeas, I’ll have to try this one. Thanks for sharing!

  5. So excited to finally find a vegan alfredo sauced made with beans 🙂 Definitely on my to-make list!

  6. wow. Alfredo used to be my favorite thing to order out. I’m going to have to make this!! I love anything made with beans : )

  7. Krystina says:

    Yay, you’re reading Crazy Sexy Diet! I need to jump back into reading it and start the cleanse too. It’s already prompted me to make some changes, like cutting out sugar, and switching my morning coffee for green juice.I’m excited to read about your cleanse!