Guest Post: Delicious Balance & Creamy Garlic Spaghetti with Peas

Man, I’m on a roll with these guest posts! Why all the guest posts, you ask? If you haven’t heard the news already, I’m collaborating on a veggie-inspired e-Cookbook called The Casual Veggie that’s being release on October 19th. And it’s awesome. It’s packed with over 200 delicious recipes featuring ALL THE VEGETABLES. What could be better than that??

Anyways, today I’m doing a blog swap with Rachel of Delicious Balance, another one of the fabulous contributors! Head on over to her blog to see the brand new recipe I’ve shared with her readers today. IT’S AMAZINGGGGG. That’s all I have to say. I’ll turn it over to you now, Rachel!

Delicious Balance

My name is Rachel and I blog over at Delicious Balance. I am a registered dietitian, a yogi, and a want-to-be chef. I’m so excited that Liz and I decided to do a recipe swap. I recently “met” Liz because we are both collaborating on The Casual Veggie cookbook. I love her site because it is full of mostly plant-based healthy recipes with some treats thrown in the mix…my kind of eating!

We decided to do a recipe swap featuring a veggie-based recipe. I decided on this Creamy Garlic Spaghetti with Peas. Don’t worry, it’s a healthy version of a creamy garlic sauce 😉 This recipe is oh so simple and oh so delicious.

Creamy Garlic Spaghetti with Peas // Delicious Balance

Creamy Garlic Spaghetti with Peas // Delicious Balance

Why the spaghetti with peas, you ask? Let’s just say it’s a tribute to all the hard work my mom put in trying to get me to eat healthy from a young age. When I was a toddler and learning to eat different foods, my mom would do all she could to sneak vegetables into my meals. She was usually pretty successful but peas were one thing she could never get me to eat. She would serve them to me in all sorts of ways but I always found a way to pick them out. Her favorite way to hide them was to mix them  with spaghetti sauce served over noodles. I would take a bite of the spaghetti in my mouth, chew it all up, swallow, and then, politely, stick out my tongue, which was holding all of the peas that were in that bite. I would do the same thing bite after bite until there was nothing on my plate except for the peas! As a veggie-loving dietitian, I would say I have come a long way since then!

Creamy Garlic Spaghetti with Peas // Delicious Balance

Creamy Garlic Spaghetti with Peas // Delicious Balance

This recipe far from hides the peas. In fact, they are the star of this dish. I love this dish because it only requires a few simple ingredients, it comes together in minutes, and it is a healthy satisfying meal. Since it’s just my hubby and me at home, we always have leftovers. I save the leftovers in separate containers and reheat my portion for lunch the next day. This is a great plant-based main dish to incorporate into your weekly rotation.

Creamy Garlic Spaghetti with Peas // Delicious Balance

Creamy Garlic Spaghetti with Peas // Delicious Balance

Creamy Garlic Spaghetti with Peas

Serves 4
Prep time 5 minutes
Cook time 10 minutes
Total time 15 minutes
Dietary Vegan, Vegetarian
Meal type Main Dish

Ingredients

  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • 2 cups water
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 8oz dry spaghetti
  • 2 cups frozen peas

Directions

Step 1
Bring a large pot of water to a boil. While the water comes to a boil, add the cashews, water, garlic, and salt to a blender. Blend on high until smooth and creamy, approximately 2 minutes.
Step 2
Add spaghetti to the water and cook for 5-6 minutes, or according to package instructions.
Step 3
While the pasta cooks, add the cashew sauce and peas to a large pan over medium heat. Cook the sauce and peas until the peas are warmed through and the sauce thickens slightly, approximately 5 minutes.
Step 4
Drain the pasta and add the noodles to the pan with the sauce and peas. Toss the pasta with the sauce and cook over medium heat for about 5 minutes. Serve.

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Hi, I’m Liz and this is my food blog where I share my love of healthy foods and whole ingredients. You will find mostly vegetarian dishes, plenty of sweets, and lots of love from this little kitchen in Durham, North Carolina!

2 Comments

  1. That looks amazing! I love that it’s so simple. Sometimes I think I need to simplify everything– my life, my food, etc. I just need to figure out where to buy cashews… sometimes they can be pretty pricey!

    • They can be super pricey. Trader Joe’s sells the cashew pieces for pretty cheap, I think about $5.49 per bag. I get mine at Costco too in bulk!

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