Easy pasta dishes are my go-to when I’m feeling slightly lazy or am out of fresh produce. They’re super easy to throw together and there are endless options for keeping things new and exciting. I love experimenting with different pasta types, from wholewheat and spelt to red and yellow lentil, brown rice and even oat (the only one I haven’t warmed to is pea-based pasta – just too dominant of a flavour in my opinion). And, of course, there is so much you can do with sauces, spices, herbs, etc.
This recipe is perfect for when you don’t feel like spending too much time in the kitchen, yet still want a flavourful, comforting meal. The sun-dried tomatoes add a depth of flavour and the cashew butter a satisfying richness that make this sauce much more exciting than what you’d find in a regular tin of tomato sauce. It only takes a few minutes to make – you can prepare the sauce while your pasta is cooking and have time to spare – making it a great weeknight option.
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After all that cake it’s time for a savoury recipe, using one of my favourite seasonal spring ingredients: wild garlic, known by many other names including bear leek (similar to the German Bärlauch). With its broad dark green leaves that pack a powerful flavour punch it is destined for making epic pesto! I love the strong taste and the almost fiery kick. Together with the fragrant pine nuts, rich olive oil, a squeeze of lemon juice and some nutritional yeast it beats any ‘regular’ or store-bought pesto for me.
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I’m excited to finally be back with another recipe! What with the notoriously hectic lead-up to Christmas, a wonderful break with lots of offline time and a busy start to the new decade, shooting recipes and writing posts just hasn’t been on my agenda. Eating food, however, obviously has and I’ve been sharing some impromptu recipes in my instagram stories (check out my account @blueberrysmiles22 for more plant-based inspo). One of these recipes is this easy one here for a simple but so delicious creamy mushroom sauce – especially perfect for cold winter days.
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