Monday, November 25, 2013

Tofu Fettuccine Alfredo

Tofu Fettuccine Alfredo with Homemade Garlic Bread.

Ok folks!  Here's the thing.  I love Fettuccine Alfredo!  Since becoming a vegan almost a year ago, I thought I would never experience this guilty comfort food ever again.  Boy was I wrong.  One day I was eating my delicious and creamy Sweet Potato Soup when I had an epiphany!  And thus the following recipe was born.  Please enjoy!


1 block firm tofu, drained and cut into small squares
1/2 cup cornstarch
2 cans coconut milk
1 cup vegetable broth
1 carton mushrooms, sliced
1 medium onion, diced
1 teaspoon garlic salt
1/2 cup nutritional yeast
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 cup Earth Balance Vegan Butter
1/3 cup all-purpose flour, unbleached

2 lbs any dried vegan fettuccine noodles
2 tablespoons Extra Virgin Organic Olive Oil
1 lime


Bring a large pot of water to boil.  Make sure it is well salted and add some olive oil to the water.  While you are bringing the water to a boil, heat up 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a skillet.   In a bag or container with a lid, place the cornstarch and tofu in and mix it up until all the pieces are evenly coated.  Start cooking the tofu in the skillet until golden brown.  Set the aside the cooked tofu into a separate bowl.  Add the noodles to the boiling water and cook until al dente or to your liking.  Meanwhile, bring the other tablespoon of olive oil to medium heat and sautee the onions.  Once they are glassy and soft, put them in the bowl with the tofu and cook the mushrooms.  In another large and deep skillet, place the butter to melt over medium heat.  Once melted, whisk in the flour.  It will clump together and start a roux.  Pour in both cans of coconut milk, the vegetable stock and whisk until smooth.  Next add in the garlic salt, nutritional yeast, onion powder and vegetable bullion whisk it all together.  Once the Alfredo sauce starts to come to a boil, turn the heat down to low.  Squeeze the juice of the lime into the sauce and whisk.  Next add in all the onion, tofu and mushrooms.  Drain the noodles once they are finished.  To plate, gather a bed on noodles on the plate and spoon some of the alfredo sauce over the top.  Serve right away with some crusty bread!  This reheated very well and makes a lot of leftovers which is perfect for my family of four.  <3  Love and Light my hungry friends!