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I am searching for a "sauce" for my veggie pasta that would not include cashews, macadamia nuts etc.. I am deathly allergic to them. I can handle soaked almonds. Is there such a recipe that is simialar to an ALFREDO sauce that does not include lots of salt and heavy nuts?? I am so hopeful!!! :rolleyes: because I am tired of my usual flax oil and lemon topping. PS NOTE:
(I am very sensitive to heavy spiced and salted foods--)
11-18-2005, 01:25 PM
If you like tomatoes there's a marinara sauce (you'll find it in the free recipes on alissa's site) http://www.alissacohen.com/recipes.html - and look under the raviolis.
You can omit or decrease the salt of your own accord, I understand, I'm not too crazy about heavily salted things.
I wish I could ..... :( but I stay away from nightshade veggies. like peppers and tomatoes..when I eat them I swell up and get joint pain...hence my quest for some white sauce??? :rolleyes:
11-18-2005, 01:37 PM
I did hear your original quest for white sauce, don't get me wrong, I was just throwing out an alternate idea....
You did say almonds are ok, right? Make an alfredo sauce with thicker blended almonds and add garlic and basil? Maybe add a bit of sesame seed?
11-18-2005, 01:44 PM
Yes, if you can tolerate sesame seeds...how about using those or tahini and adding some almond milk (or if not, lemon juice) and whatever spices you can/want to have. Then add water in small quantities until desired consistency. I'm thinking blended almonds may be kinda grainy (?) But if you could use almond MILK and figure out how to thicken it up (hence the suggestion taken from Rawandnatural's to use sesame seeds or tahini).
Wow, must be a bummer to have so many food sensitivities :( My heart goes out to you! Hopefully the longer you're raw, your body will be able to tolerate more.
hmm that is a good idea would you guess amounts to use?? I a good follower of directions not great to "come up " with my own...and my almonds are soaked is that okay in your opinion??
11-18-2005, 01:51 PM
Here is a recipe I got from The Garden Diet:
-Raw organic sesame tahini (buy in a jar in a health food store or you can grind up your own sesame seeds in your food processor).
-Juice four lemons or limes and mix in bowl with whole jar of tahini (about two and half cups of tahini).
-Chop up a couple cloves of garlic and mix in.
-Add Celtic Sea Salt to taste.
-Put mixture back into jar and what is left over into a bowl.
-Use two tablespoons of tahini cheese (above). Add two tablespoons of water or adjust water amount to desired thickness of dressing.
This dressing could be your sauce. If you don't want to use a whole jar, then you could halve or quarter this recipe. Or just soak and blend whole sesame seeds...but I have no idea how much it would take.
The soaked almonds are good...but again, it "might" turn out grainy unless you blend, blend, blend...stop the blender and then blend some more!
You are a doll:) Thanks. I will copy this and try it....esp for Thanksgiving to give me a treat. I will omit much of the garlic and all the salt but I am sure it will be delish since my taste buds are very simply fed. Yes, I am super sensitive to many foods but my spirits are high in time I hope to be restored to a stronger "gut". For now my food is forced to be simple, but then I am less obsessive w/ it, so it balances out.:)
11-18-2005, 02:15 PM
I hope you enjoy it! Now, I made the tahini cheese once and with using all the ingredients required, it's good, but it's kinda bitey...like a sharp flavor. If it's too much for your tastes, I think adding a little agave might balance it out. Or perhaps adding the water to it to make it thinner might also take some of the bite out of it. Tahini can be a little bitter at times, so keep that in mind.
11-18-2005, 02:16 PM
Can you eat pine nuts? That might work as a substitute in the Alfredo sauce.
11-18-2005, 02:25 PM
How about subbing with hemp seed? I do that all the time! I make hemp mylk for my smoothies and even dressings like ranch! Its rather creamy and not as sharp as tahini. Just an idea! :)
11-18-2005, 04:09 PM
You can make sauces without nuts by using zucchini or cucumber.
Thanks for all your responses and look forward to more ideas.
I cannot eat pine nuts deathly allergic...
Hemp i do like I can try them after tahini. I just want a hearty white sauce that is raw with the comfort of winter dining.:)
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