Creamy Cheesy…without the cream and cheese…

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Creamy cheesy corn pasta minus the cream and the cheese. I’ve featured this before but I made it again tonight so though it was worth a recap!

So this is gluten free, dairy free and practically fat free. It’s also anti inflammatory too which is key to good health.

3 cups cauliflower, boiled
Drain and transfer to a food processor.
Add 1 cup oat milk
4 good tbsp nutritional yeast
1 teaspoon rock or sea salt
3 teaspoons English mustard
Optional: 3 teaspoons tomato powder
Blend until smooth.

Stir through your pasta and additional veggies.

Cauliflower is often overlooked when it comes to nutrition, but it’s got a lot to offer!

Cauliflower contains sulforaphane which has been found to significantly improve blood pressure and kidney function.

Its anti inflammatory. Inflammation related diseases include cancer, autoimmune and arthritis. Keeping inflammation low is paramount to maintaining good health and reducing your chance of disease.

Cauliflower is rich in vitamins. One serving of cauliflower contains 77 percent of the recommended daily value of vitamin C. You’ll also load up on vitamin K, protein, magnesium, phosphorus, fiber, vitamin B6, folate, pantothenic acid, potassium and manganese.

Cauliflower is high in choline, which is a B vitamin known for its role in brain development. In studies, choline intake during pregnancy improved the brain activity of animals in utero, indicating that it may boost cognitive function, and improve learning and memory. It is possible that it may also help reduce age-related memory loss too.

Nutritional yeast is a great source of B12 so if you eat an meat and dairy free diet, this is a great way of getting it. Nutritional yeast tastes and smells like parmesan, so it’s tasty too!

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One thought on “Creamy Cheesy…without the cream and cheese…

  1. I definitely forget about cauliflower all the time!! I tried to make an Alfredo esque sauce with it once, and roasted in instead of boiling to try and maintain nutritional value. Did not turn out lol. Been meaning to try again and boil it this time! Thanks for the reminder, I’m gonna pick some up this week!

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