I really often prepare this delicious Creamy Spaghetti Carbonara when I need a fast dish with keeps me full for longer. It’s make within 15 minutes.
You can use whipping cream instead of cashew nuts. I prefer cashew nuts because they contains more healthy fatty acids than dairy products. To make it more healthy use spelt spaghetti or whole grain. We used these kind of spaghettis for a long time but decided to use normal ones because they taste much better for us. Sure they aren’t that healthy but sometimes it’s ok to eat not “perfect” food. My vision is to keep a good balance between healthy food and unhealthy food. I don’t like to forbid me something I really love (like semolina spaghetti for example). Life is to enjoy every single minute and for me the enjoyment rank first. I hope my English is ok, sometimes I’m not sure to explain right.
Spring is coming here in Germany and my herb garden will be ready soon to pick up all these fresh herbs for my kitchen. It is such a great feeling to cultivate the own herbs. I started with herbs because that is my first garden in my life. We moved to our house three years ago and I wrote a long list for my garden design. I was full enthusiastic! Then I noticed the pile of work and decided to learn slow how to build up a perfect “kitchen garden”. I don’t want to stress myself to much.
Beside parsley you find smoked tofu in this creamy Spaghetti Carbonara. Smoked tofu is one of my favorite ingredients. It is spicy, aromatic and super easy to prepare and use in the kitchen. You can eat smoked tofu raw on bread or in salads. Or you can fry it to get a “bacon” flavor in your meals. Don’t understand me wrong, I’m a vegetarian to the core but I love adding a smoked taste. I don’t miss anything since I change my diet to a vegetarian diet. To change was one of my best decisions in my life.
This recipe is vegan because I often eat vegan meals. I made a full vegan week last week and it wasn’t really difficult for me. I was curious how I feel after and during this week.
I feel good and free of any body complaints. I’m sure vegan works very well for the body. My body feel happy about this well-tolerated diet, I noticed that.
But I wouldn’t become a full vegan at the moment. I love eating real cheese and a real pizza from time to time. So let’s see what the future brings to me.
CREAMY VEGAN SPAGHETTI CARBONARA
200g Cashew Nuts
Salt and Pepper
1 red Onion
200g smoked Tofu
10 stalks Parsley
1 tbsp Coconut oil
- Grind the Cashew Nuts
- Chop the parsley
- Chop the zucchini and smoked tofu in cubes
- Chop the onion
- Fry the onion and the vegetables with the smoked tofu for 5 minutes in coconut oil
- Set aside in a separate bowl
- Add 1/3 of the water in the pan until boil
- Stir in 1/3 of the cashew nuts until the sauce get a bit thick
- Add water and cashew nuts little by little until you get a creamy Sauce
- Season with salt and pepper and spread fresh parsley in
- Add the fried vegetables and set keep it warm
- Cook the Spaghetti
- Serve with fresh parsley