(Makes about one serving)
1 large spoonful of vegan butter
5 big shakes of garlic powder (more to taste)
5 big shakes of onion powder (more to taste)
Generous salt & pepper to taste
2-3 large spoonfuls of nutritional yeast to taste
optional hemp seeds
(veggie list to pick from, if you're feeling up for it):
Boil water in a small pot and drop pasta in following box instructions. Add optional veggies*
Drain water, turn stove off, and put pasta back in pot on the warm stove. Add all remaining ingredients, mixing around until butter is melted, and adding more salt or other spices to taste. If stove isn't warm anymore you can keep on low to melt better.
Enjoy warm while cozy and relaxed on the couch.
(*If you are adding broccoli, carrots, or mushrooms they take about 5 min to boil so time them based on your pasta's cook time. You can stir in and wilt spinach after water is drained. )
Being pregnant was the proof I needed that the body can do amazing things even when it's being fed strictly bread and pasta.
I couldn't touch a vegetable in the first weeks, yet my body was miraculously still creating organs and toes. Proof that the body is always striving to heal and thrive.
Regardless of any trauma, the body keeps trying. It is a constant intuitive vessel of non-stop positivity.
So these tasty noodles are inspired by my first trimesters when that was all I craved. They have a "cacio e pepe" feel to them and only require little to no effort.
Perfect for nights when you have no energy and aren't feeling 100%.
I started eating these noodles years ago with my first pregnancy and still love to make them on nights when both my body and mind need something simple and easy.
I remember feeling helpless that I couldn't give my babies amazing nutrients when I was feeling nauseous, but then would remind myself when the body isn't feeling well, it craves easy to digest foods so that it can save it's energy for more important things.
Still, I made it my goal to make simple buttered noodles with a little boost.
This dish swaps processed white flour pasta for chickpea or brown rice noodles, uses dairy-free butter, and the magic b12 packed cheesy ingredient- nutritional yeast in place of parmesan. You can even add a sprinkle of hemp seeds for an extra protein-rich nutrient
Add some veggies to your pasta water if you're feeling up for it, or just skip them.
So tasty, comforting, not entirely devoid of nutrients, and made in one pot for an easy no-mess cleanup.
And bonus- kids love it too.