Eating plantbased asks for some adjustments I guess. When I was making my shopping list I noticed both the broccoli and the Paturain where going to be on sale this week. A winner combination in my book, but Paturain isn’t really plantbased. So, I had to change that.
Instead I just bought Alpro Cuisise and decided I was going to make the creamy sauce myself. I’m actually pretty pleased with the result. While the ‘old’ combination is awesome, I usually thought it could be quite creamy. The Alpro Cuisine isn’t that heavy on flavour by itself, and the other spices I just added to taste, making it a lighter dish. If you use dairy products you can also use something like cooking cream.
I also got my hands on some spelt pasta and I must say, it fills up just as well as the bread I’m eating.
- 400 gr. of broccoli
- 100 gr. of mock bacon pieces
- 160 ml of Alpro Cuisine (or a similar product)
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 1 chilli
- Pepper and salt
Boil some water for the pasta and boil the pasta according to the directions on the package. While the pasta is cooking Cookthe broccoli into medium sized rosettes and boil for about 5 minutes. Drain both pasta and broccoli, save a little bit of the water you cooked the pasta in.
Cut/press the garlic and cut the chilie into small pieces. In a pan, heat up a little bit of oil and bake the garlic and chilli for a minute of two before adding the mock bacon. Give it a good stir and bake for a few minutes until the ‘bacon’ start to brown a bit, after that add the broccoli. Sprinkle over some basil and oregano and add the Alpro Cuisine. Make sure the broccoli and ‘bacon’ get covered by the cream and spices.
If you like, add the pasta and give it a good stir so the pasta gets covered by the sauce, but you could also serve them separate.