Overview

Enjoy this cashew-based raw alfredo sauce with zucchini or kelp noodles. A perfect satisfying raw meal when served with a large green salad. A blender is required.
  • Prep Time

    5 min
  • Total Time

    5 min
  • Suggested Servings

    5 servings
  • Shelf Life

    4 days in fridge
  • Equipment

Ingredients

Nutrition Facts

Directions

  • 1. Throw all ingredients in the blender and blend 'til they get alfredoey! It'll get really nice and creamy, so keep blending... And you're done!
  • 2. Serve over raw vegan "noodles!"
  • Raw Noodles
  • Of course, you know that raw "noodles" are simply spiralized zucchini or squash. (Or kelp noodles that you buy at a store.)
  • If you don't have a fancy spiralizer nor any kelp noodles on hand, just do what I do: peel the vegetable and discard the peelings. Once all of the tough peel has been removed, just use your vegetable peeler to make "noodles" out of the remainder of the vegetable. I usually discard the really seedy core though. Zucchini makes the best noodles.
  • I'd recommend zucchini. They have the best texture and their taste is quite bland and it takes on the sauce's flavour very nicely. But please don't use cucumber for the noodles! (Cucumbers are too wet; avoid cucumber noodles.)

The Rawtarian's Thoughts

By The Rawtarian

I miss cheese, I really do. But I tell ya, this raw alfredo sauce recipe has a cheesy, creamy texture that is oh, so alfredoey.

I can honestly say that I like this alfredo sauce more than SAD (standard American diet) alfredo sauce. HONEST!

If you've tried my raw mayonnaise recipe the taste is quite similar, although this alfredo sauce is quite garlicky, whereas the raw mayo does not contain any garlic. Enjoy this absolutely delicious alfredo sauce recipe.

This recipe is quite large, and it actually keeps in the fridge really nicely.

This recipe works best with zucchini "noodles" (see below for more info) or with raw vegan kelp noodles.

Toppings

Sometimes I top my alfredo sauce and noodles with vegetables. Your taste-buds will let you know what topping you might like to try on your pasta.

My husband prefers broccoli and red pepper. I love parsley, mushrooms, tomatoes, and olives. To each his or her own! Edit: Actually, I love black pepper and parsley and that's it! Simpler is better!

But for your first time just try it simple: raw alfredo noodles and sauce.

Nutrition Overview

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  • This recipe is very low in Carbohydrates.
  • This recipe is low in Calories.
  • This recipe is a good source of Protein, Iron, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin K.

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mmmmmmmmmmmmmm..... made this last night with purple rice noodles and topped it with green onions and fresh parsley and it was soooooooooo yum!! Thanks for such great recipes, keep em coming!
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So glad you enjoyed, Valerie! You chose some good recipes to start with. :)

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Hi Liz, most people find that having nut-heavy recipes for all meals is not well suited to the body and they move towards less and less nut-based recipes the more in tune they get to their body. For me, I usually have no nuts at breaky (usually a green smoothie), not many nuts at lunch, a heavier dinner (nut-based) and then sometimes a nutty dessert.

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Katerina's Review

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Soooooo good, tastes way better than the real thing. I mean I was eating it with a spatula. Added a little more garlic , sub fresh parsley instead of thyme and half a tsp more himilayan pink salt. Thank you muchas!!!

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Mmm, sounds divine, Katerina! :)

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Can I heat it and use with regular pasta?

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Sure, why not! Not raw, but still oh, so good! :)

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I'llbeatthebeach's Review

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This is INCREDIBLE!... Absolutely incredible...
I made this tonight with zucchini and topped it with mushrooms and green onions. I can't recommend it enough...tastes amazing...thank you! :)

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Thank YOU! I'm so glad you loved this recipe! :)

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Do you need to soak the cashews for this? I'm very excited to try it!! Thanks for the app and EVERYTHING you do to make raw easy!!!

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Hi Sylvia! No, no need to soak the cashews for this recipe :)

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Made this tonight, it is delicious! Thank you for this amazing recipe!

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You are most welcome, Carrie! :)

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I'm glad you enjoyed the Alfredo Sauce, Zayleena! :)

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Rawmazing!! My other half (only raw if I'm serving it to him..lol) loves this. We've had it on the kelp noodles and zucchini noodles. Used it as "mayo" on veggie burgers, too.

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So versatile, right? Glad your semi-raw other half digs it! Score one for Team Raw :)

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Do you heat it or just eat it cold?? I'm pretty sure raw food is supposed to be unheatened so that's probably considered as a stupid question. But eouldn't it feel weird to eat it cold? Do you cook the zucchini for a couple of minutes? And here I thought zucchini and squash were the same vegetable :sSs haha

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Hi Rebecca,

Great questions! When it comes out of the blender, is it warmish -- not too cold. Also, no need to cook the zucc. It's not too weird cold, I promise. Think of it more like pasta salad if that helps your mind get around it :)

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This was a delicious raw entree my husband and I have been looking for raw food alternatives and this one was an excellent choice. Thanks for sharing!!!!

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Glad you enjoyed! :)

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I made this tonight, it was GOOD! I couldn't use the garlic because I'm allergic to it & I didn't have any thyme spice. Even with these omissions, it was fantastic, rich & creamy just like true Alfredo sauce. I'm the only one eating it but I made the full recipe so that I can thin it out with a little bit of water & use it as a salad dressing.

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Nice idea about the salad dressing, Susan! Glad you enjoyed :)

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are you able to freeze or store this?

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Hi Barb,

I am not sure, but I have a batch in my fridge right now so I will freeze and let you know how it turns out :)

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This was really great! Thank you so much for this recipe! I am working on becoming completely raw and this recipe will definitely become a staple. It was different...but in a good way! I am used to eating pasta while it's hot, of course, but eating the raw zucchini noodles with this sauce really satisfied my pasta craving.

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It sounds like you are on a roll, Chrissi! Glad you enjoyed the alfredo :)

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This recipe is off the chain! And it's SO easy. This is my go-to impress-a-date meal every time :)

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Hi LauraBeth! So pleased the Alfredo sauce is a go-to for you! :)

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Taste just like Alfredo. Absolutely wonderful!
Thank you.

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You are welcome, April! :)

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YUMMMMMY!!!! My FP arrived today and I could hardly concentrate at the library with thoughts of cookie dough and alfredo sauce dancing in my head!!! Cookie dough is freezing and the alfredo sauce is accompanying this message :) shredded beets and carrots over zucchini spaghetti, this girl is HAPPY. Thank you Laura-Jane!!!

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Wonderful to hear, VeJenn! :) Makes me happy, too!

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I loved how fast this was to prepare! Both of my kids inhaled it. It was definitely a hit in our home.

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Hi Rache'l - inhalation is a good sign lol!

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Very good. its a quick and tasty dish. I topped Iit wit nutritional yeast. It was so good even my veggie distaining husband liked it. He had me fix him a potion to accompany his steak. Yes he's still carnivorous. But I keep working on him.

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lol, husband approved! :)

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Just made the Alfredo sauce with leftover zucchini noodles from pasta primavera yesterday - it is by far the creamiest, richest, most indulgent and delicious raw recipe I've made yet!! Well done Rawtarian!

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Thank you, Tressa! :) You've described it so well that I'm suddenly craving it myself!

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So this is eaten cold? Or do you make it so gets warm/hot like the raw soups?

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Hi Gerry,

If you use the alfredo sauce fresh, then it'll be warmish.

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Made the Tomato soup yesterday and this today. I'm on a very limited diet and this is out of site! My little Eskimo's (you know frozen meat eaters) are asking if they can have more of my dinner. Everything I have made raw so far they have devoured! I feel like I have entered a secret food society!!

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You *have* entered a secret food society :) You are now an honorary member Tavia!

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Can the nuts be soaked at all? And if so, do they need to be dehydrated before blended?

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Hi Kai,

No, don't bother soaking unless your blender is crappy.

If you must soak, soak for a couple hours in the fridge, then rinse until clean, then pat until quite dry with a clean tea towel (so that you're not introducing a bunch of extra water to the recipe). use immediately

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This recipe is AMAZING! I am not a pure raw foodie but am constantly trying to get more raw food into my families diet and get bored with salads. This is a great addition to our menu. We served it on kelp noodles (our first time trying those too) and I really enjoyed the little crunch they have. Neither of my kids were impressed, but with time and persistence I'm sure they will come around :)

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TJM, glad you enjoyed! To get rid of the crunch of kelp noodles, you can put the sauce on first, stir well, then let sit for a few hours - they'll soften

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Wonderful!!
Made the Alfredo sauce and poured it over zucchini noodles and topped with fresh cherry tomatoes...to die for!! Even better than the classic noodle recipie.

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Hi Karine,

Sounds awesome!

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And we added 2 lg white button mushrooms..

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yum

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This stuff is great!! Original is great! We also made half to add 2 romas, 4 sun-dried tomatoes, & crushed pepper.. Forgot to add sweet red pepper that would've made it perfection! Soo delicious thank you! I'll have to Dh some to use as Parmesan! Great idea!

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Nice tweaks Rebecca!

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Love it. The recipe makes a HUGE amount, I wonder if it would freeze? I prefer less garlic because I'm not hugely keen on it. Very quick to make and is very tasty.

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Definitely freezable. Also, you can dehydrate it and use it as raw parmesan cheese :)

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This is AMAZING!!!!!! I add crushed pepper, black pepper, mushrooms, and tomato. It is out of this world!

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Nice additions! Did you eat it on noodles?

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Thank you very much for that quick response. :)

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My pleasure Jennifer :)

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If I am allergic to cashews what can I substitute it with?

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Jennifer, the only nut that will do instead is macadamia nuts

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hi lj, this recipe looks so good but i was wondering if i could use nutritional yeast for more of a cheese flavor..i want to make this sauce tomorrow with my quinoa

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Hi Gloria!

You might want to try this one instead http://www.therawtarian.com/raw-macaroni-and-cheese-recipe

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Jenn's Review

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A truly phenomenal recipe!!! I used smoked sea salt and wow!! Really adds another flavor dimension!

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Hi Jenn, so glad you enjoyed it. What did you serve it on?

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mrsmelemus's Review

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Made this today, and it was great except I'm not a huge fan of thyme...can't wait to try it with fresh basil or rosemary...or maybe just copious amounts of black pepper! And can't wait to try it with a vitamix instead of my sub-par blender...I'm sure that'll also make a difference!

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Hi Mel! You'll love the Vitamix if you get one. I too had a sub-par blender for my first 6 months fully raw. They are awesome and worth it when you can swing it.

If your blender really sucks, next time you can try soaking the cashews in warm water for 45 minutes or so before blending (to soften them up). (Pat dry before using.)

I love Thyme, but I have a few things that I really can't stand. Like pears! We all have our preferences. We humans are fascinating!

Your alfredo looks yummy. Can I have a bite? :P

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Steve's Review

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Raw is new to me. With recipes like this It will make it very easy to keep experimenting and enjoying. The alfredo is awesome. Thank you...

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My pleasure Steve. Glad this one tickled your fancy. What did you serve it with?

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LaNita's Review

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Very good for raw and non raw dishes. Love this in place of Alfredo/cheese sauce on cooked pasta.

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To me, I think this raw alfredo totally appeals to non raw people. Am I crazy or does it actually taste like alfredo sauce?? I think it does, but it has been a long time since I've had the "normal" alfredo taste in my mouth :)

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INCREDIBLE! Even the kids couldn't see the difference! Thanks :-)

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Hi Roxane, that's what I call a success!

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I love your site. it has been so much fun exploring raw foods! I do have one question though, is there any way a nut-heavy diet can clog up your digestive system? Is it okay to use the nut heavy entrees for 3 meals in a day? just wondering....

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Hi Liz, most people find that having nut-heavy recipes for all meals is not well suited to the body and they move towards less and less nut-based recipes the more in tune they get to their body. For me, I usually have no nuts at breaky (usually a green smoothie), not many nuts at lunch, a heavier dinner (nut-based) and then sometimes a nutty dessert.

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Just made this recipe cant wait for my boyfriend to get home so I can dig in. Putting the extras away I couldnt stop licking my fingers! YUMMY!!! I have never been a person who likes dressing but I can totally see myself putting this on almost everything!!!! I have loved all the recipes I have tried thus far! Thank you so much!!

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Hi Staci, so glad you enjoyed this sauce! It is really versatile. :) Hope your bf liked!!?

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Yes he loved it! He gave that and raspberry crumble two thumbs up! He has been requesting it frequently! =)

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Love this one!! Thank you!

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You're welcome, Jennie!

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I tried both the brownies and Alfredo sauce today... LOVED BOTH!!!

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So glad you enjoyed, Valerie! You chose some good recipes to start with. :)

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I am just starting to dabble in things like this and I am very skeptical, BUT this is AMAZING!! I used roasted cashews and then followed the recipe otherwise (and used my Vitamix). I never dreamed it would be this yummy! I just had my left overs with spaghetti squash. So good!

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Hi Joyel, Love the idea of having it on spaghetti squash!!

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mmmmmmmmmmmmmm..... made this last night with purple rice noodles and topped it with green onions and fresh parsley and it was soooooooooo yum!! Thanks for such great recipes, keep em coming!
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Mindy

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Awesome, Mindy! PS: Love your profile pic. Wish I could do that!

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This sauce is awesome!!! Gracias!!

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:) Leomaris

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Eating it right now and loving it!!! Soooo cheesy!! Might go for a second round :-)!! Thanks for all your amazing recipes you make Raw eating easy and delicious!!

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Hi Mese, so glad you liked! Glad to have you here and glad you are putting the app to good use!

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I made this today with kelp noodles and it was absolutely delicious, thank you! I added greek olives, chopped basil and sliced heirloom tomato.

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Hi Lena, that sounds super tasty!

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Hey, I am very new to all of this and just interested to know how much this recipe makes? It seems like a lot of nuts to consume. How many people would it feed? Does the sauce keep? Cheers:)

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Hi Estella, so glad to have you in TRK! Welcome. :)

Great question. If you are using this recipe as a "pasta" sauce then it'll probably make approximately four medium-to-large servings.

This recipe does keep very well in the fridge - for approximately 3-4 days. Just stir it briefly before using. Store in fridge tightly sealed.

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Thanks! Today was my first day of the 30 day raw eating plan:) My Mum has joined me which is super exciting! The course has provided me with great prep. I'll let you know how it goes!

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Awesome Estella! If you don't mind, in TRK I will create a daily journal for you :)

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YES! This is amazing. I'm still new to the raw life, and whenever I am tempted to go back, I just make one of your recipes and instantly the temptation vanishes!!!!

For this, I used pumpkin seeds because I didn't have pine nuts and I used fresh basil because I had no thyme, and it still came out phenomenal. THANK YOU!

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Those sound like interesting and delicious tweaks, Jovi! Necessity is the mother of invention :)

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I am in awe of the taste of this sauce. I added some Italian herbs to the sauce as a garnish. Fantastic!!

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Glad you liked! Curious what you ate it with?

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I made zuchini noodles, tossed in some olive oil and salt and then added this sauce. I also used it as a veggie dip. Fantastic!

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YUM Karen!

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Another Rawtarian home run! I was absolutely shocked at how creamy this turned out! And it really sticks to the zucchini pasta, which is excellent!

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Hey Mike! Haha yes, it's a nice one. It's the cashews that make it so creamy :)

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Second time trying this. I liked it more this time. I rinsed my zucchini in warm water which made them limp like pasta. Yummy!

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Second time's the charm :)

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In the comments I saw mention of making a substitution for nutritional yeast in the recipe. I don't SEE any nutritional yeast listed in the recipe ingredients. Has there been a change in the recipe? Just wondering as I've used nutritional yeast before in a mixture to sub for Parmesan cheese. It sounds like it might be a positive addition to a raw Alfredo sauce.

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Hi Jane, this recipe does not and never has called for nutritional yeast. However, I do have a similar recipe that is really yummy that does use it. In the app look for "macaroni" and you will find it. Here's the website link: http://www.therawtarian.com/raw-macaroni-and-cheese-recipe

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I know the cashews shouldn't be soaked...but should the raw pine nuts be soaked or not?
Thank You

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No need to soak the pine nuts J

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I LOVE YOUR RECIPES!! I am on a special diet and there are a few things that I am allergic to that are common in many of your recipes. Typically when a recipe calls for cashews I substitute with macadamia nuts. What do you think? What would you substitute for dates? Also, what would you use as a black/white pepper substitute? Lastly, what would you use in place of nutritional yeast?

Thanks!

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Hi Kristin

1. Instead of cashews you can use macadamia nuts

2. Instead of dates... that's a hard one. It definitely depends on the recipe! Usually dates serve two purposes - to bulk up the recipe, provide stickiness and most importantly, to sweeten

3. Pepper substitute? I would just omit

4. Nutritional yeast - there is no easy replacement for nutritional yeast

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All I can say is WOW!!! This recipe is incredibly delicious. This recipe would be the reason I could stay raw for a long time!!! Thank you!!!

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Hi Taunya, I am so glad you enjoyed the recipe :) Glad to have you here

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My first raw meal that is not a fruit or salad...what can i say...WOW! And thank you! Now i know i can do this!

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Dear Olive, I am so glad you enjoyed it :)

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I have tried other cashew Alfredo sauces but yours is the absolute best!! Thank you so much for sharing and for all your other wonderful recipes- you are AMAZING!!!

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Thank you Angie :) So glad you liked this alfredo sauce. :)

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How long does this sauce keep in the fridge?

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3-4 days -stir before eating

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this is delicious!!! thx :-)

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What is the black stuff in the picture? Looks like some black pepper but the bigger seed looking things are what I am talking about. Hey I love your site. I am not ready to go fully raw yet but I am diabetic and your recipes more than quench my sweet tooth and my blood sugar does not go sky rocketing over the moon. I love all the recipes so far so you may get me yet. Thanks for helping to improve my health my dear.

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So happy to have you here Dawn.

Black things in pic - black sesame seeds! (And some pepper too)

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Just tried this recipe tonight and I sliced yellow squash, cucumbers and carrots in thin slices and them drizzled the sauce over it. Also chopped some fresh garden tomatoes over it and it was good. I don't know if anyone has ever tried this but I was thinking about trying it over raw rice - the Lotus forbidden black rice that you can soak overnight and then I drain it over the course of the day to eat for supper. Typically I serve it with an olive oil basil sauce or an olive oil chili powder sauce but I want to try it with the alfredo! Just wondering if anyone has tried it yet!

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This recipe is incredible! My husband and I tried kelp noodles and were so surprized by how crunchy they were. Is that how they should be or was it a bad batch? Everyone is always talking about kelp noodles but I have never heard mention of such an extreme texture.

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I just made this for dinner tonight and the sauce is absolutely addictive. I added some miso and some nutrional yeast and omg it is gonna be so delicious over zuke noodles Thanks! xx

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I made this last night & it absolutely was the best Alfredo sauce I've ever had. I raved to everyone! As a single lady, I halved the recipe & it made enough for two additional meals. I'm in day 3 of doing the raw diet & The Rawtarian is my bible! Thank you :)

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Do you happen to know the amount of calories in alfredo sauce?

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Just discovered your site and am so inspired to make some of your recipes - especially the alfredo :) Just wanted to check to see if you knew that most "raw" cashews sold in shops are not truly raw....they are taken out of their outer shell using boiling water or oil! Check out the info at www.edenhealthfoods.com , they sell the truly raw cashews that I buy, they are way more delicious than normal cashews, bigger, crunchier and sweeter :)

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Just made this to serve on zucchini noodles tonight. Added a handful of nutritional yeast and a drizzle of cold pressed olive oil. Yum!
I can't wait to try kelp noodles! Thanks!

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How long will the sauce keep in the fridge?? Thank you!

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3 days

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I just made this tonight and it was great! Now I'm just waiting for my grocery store to carry Kelp Noodles, which they said would be in about a week. How long will the sauce stay good in the fridge for?

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Thank you so much for your recipes. I am new to the raw world and at first was pretty overwhelmed, but after reading your site I think this is something I can handle. :) Today I've made the celery soup, the brownies/frosting and the alfredo sauce. The soup is gone (yum), the brownies are chilling for tomorrow, and the alfredo sauce is tupperwared away to be eaten over the next couple days. Since you are a raw food genius, I am hoping you will come up with some Indian fare. ;) I adore super spicy Indian food. Now that I have a bit of confidence, I will definitely be playing around with curry and coconuts myself. :) Thank you again for helping me see that the raw food does not have to be difficult.

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Be still my heart <3

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This was DELISH!! :) So creamy and yummy.

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Glad you liked Cassidy :)

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Any suggestions on what to do with the seedy parts of the zucchini afterwards?
I love your recipes!! They have helped so much!

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Easiest thing would be throw them in a green smoothie :)

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So good! I make a really great (unhealthy) vegan mac and cheese sauce and could not find anything raw that was comparable. This comes REAL close! (Also, I realize that this is not advertised as mac and cheese...but it's a suitable substitute).

It's so good, I made a quarter batch for lunch today to put on my salad and I'm remaking it for my bacon egg and cheese loving husband tonight for dinner.

Thank you for the recipe. I'm sort of new to all of this uncooking/unprocessed scene. This is a quick/easy/tasty comforting meal! Appreciated!

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This is my favorite go to recipe!!! I used it while on a 21 day raw food challenge and it was quite the hit. Now that I am done I am continuing to go to it while adding it to mung bean noodles!!! LOVE IT LOVE IT!

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Hmmm mung bean noodles! Now there is an idea that had never occured to me before! *brain starts clicking and whirling*

thank you!

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I'm about to try making the raw alfredo sauce... Gunna mix it in with a salad, if that doesn't taste great then I'll make a sandwich out of it.

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o.my.yum!! this is so delicious and so easy to make!! I'm totally in love with your recipes! I'm on my thirty day challenge and your recipes help me SO much! THANK YOU!!!!

p.s. my sister and mother both tried this sauce and they loved it too!

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Yay! I love it when you love it.

Good luck on your 30 day challenge!!

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I tried this last night for dinner, and it came out great! Nothing at all lacking. Even my meat eating family loved it!

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Congrats! :)

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Oh, also, I haven't saved enough for my high speed blender yet so made this in my cuisenart and it worked. I put the ingredients in and just let it run for about 3-4min, stopping once to scrape the bowl. Just want to encourage other folks without blenders to give it a go as long they have a (good quality) food processor.

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Thank you Sarah!

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Ok, so I made this for dinner tonight and my husband and I both absolutely loved it! My husband's comment was that it is even better then "real" alfrado :o)

I used all cashews since I didn't have any pinenuts and I soaked the cashews for about six hours first. The texture and ingredient proportions still seemed to work well even with the soaking. I put in more like 5 cloves of garlic since we really like it and served it over the zucchini "noodles". I also tossed in some of the lightly steamed broccoli that my kids were having for dinner (not raw, gasp!). I sprinkled chopped fresh tomato over mine and loved the addition, hubs prefered it without.

Certainly a "keeper", we actually decided it should go on the weekly rotation.

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Sounds yummy! Glad to be in your regular rotation :)

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How many servings does this typically make?

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4-6 servings

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I am new to trying out raw recipes. I was really excited to see this recipe and I tried it with out the pine nuts, with extra cashews, and I wasn't the biggest fan. So added vegan cheese and I liked it a little better. I just found that the cashews made it taste sweeter than regular alfredo sauce, so I found myself pouring on the salt :(. Would almonds we a good supplement if I didn't like the sweetness?

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Hmm! I don't find it sweet. Almonds won't work as well -- it'll be really grainy and gritty with almonds.

To combat sweetness I would do these things (1) add more lemon juice (3) add more salt to taste

But to most people reading this thread do not add more salt, just make it as per the instructions yourself the first time

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Also, did u use a high speed blender?

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I don't find them sweet, either. But if vegan cheese helped, I wonder if adding nutritional yeast might work, too. I'm going to try that today and I'll report back.

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Yes, sounds like a good idea -- similar to my raw mac and cheese recipe: http://therawtarian.com/raw-macaroni-and-cheese/

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I also added yeast, yummm!! Next time I'll use less water though because I like it thick and creamy (:

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I like it creamy too. It's a delicate balance. What'd you serve it with Jess?

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This is delicious! I've made it twice already. The first time I followed the recipe word for word and the second time I switched up half of the cashews for brazil nuts. They were both so good!
Oh, and by the way, the kelp noodles were also delicious! I was very surprised that they were a little crunchy. I wasnt expecting them to be crunchy at all.

Thanks again!

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Hey Ashlyn,

Glad you liked and were able to get creative with it, too!

Mmmmm alfredo sauce... lol...

I don't really like the crunch. To get rid of the kelp noodle crunch sometimes I mix my noodles and sauce really well and let sit overnight so noodles soften. (But often I am too impatient to do that)

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This is so good and weirdly cheesey! I have tried less water plus tomato and and a little pecan and it's great as well! Just a table spoon of pecan I think in most cashew dishes adds a little slow cooked meaty taste borderline smokey? Idk if anyone has noticed that about pecans or if my new raw taste buds go crazy! Haha

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Haaha, yes, it is weirdly cheesy. In a good way!

I like your idea of adding a few pecans for a smoked flavor. I'll have to try that.

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This is the best sauce!! And with kelp noodles, it is a fantastic and healthy meal. I added quite a few leaves of fresh basil so it became more of a creamy pesto...which was delicious with the noodles. I had it cold which was really tasty. I think it would be great with some lettuce and tomatoes, too.

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Mmmm the addition of basil sounds awesome. I love basil. I have some growing in my yard but I keep saving it... Not sure what I'm waiting for to use it! I think the basil and creamy taste would go perfect together.

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Wow! I decided to make this as our first exposure to a raw food dinner. It was amazing. My husband and I were both pleasantly surprised at how good and satisfying it was. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe!

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Very wise choice for a first exposure to a raw dinner! :)

Try it with another no-fail raw dessert: http://therawtarian.com/raw-brownie-recipe/

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Pleasantly surprised with this recipe, it's tummy!! I used a tablespoon of thyme leaves (vs ground thyme) and it's perfect. Sprinkle a little bit of coarse ground sea salt on when serving and you will get a taste explosion.
Thanks for the recipe and your site.

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You are welcome, my friend!

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MMMMMMMMMmmmmmm, so good! I made this for my husband and I he LOVED it! I used zucchini and carrot for the "noodles". Definitely will be having this again! Thank you for the great recipes! Oh, I also made your cheese cake! oh my word, delish!!!

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Lol, glad you like :)

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Yummy yummy yummy! My husband is transitioning into a raw food diet and he almost cried when he was at a party where baked ziti was being served. I found this recipe I was deeply hoping he'd enjoy it as a good replacement for his pasta. He LOVED IT! I tossed this in a bowl with kelp noodles, cherry tomatoes cut in half, some diced basil a sprinkle of salt and pepper - plated, added more sauce on top, a splash of freshly squeezed lemon, another sprinkle of basil and a tiny pinch of salt. Sooo goood!

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My partner and I stumbled over here by a different website and thought I should check things out. I like what I see so now i am following you. Look forward to looking at your web page for a second time.
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Thanks! Glad to have you here MC :)

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Daaaaang that combo sounds divine Yoly, especially with the cherry tomatoes and basil. Yabbadaabahyum!

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I'm introducing my dairy-addicted housemate to the joys of a high raw diet at the moment and I've just prepared the sauce to go with carrot and courgette noodles. However, she's a mushroom addict, so I also threw in a splash of truffle oil and three big mushrooms (two blended in, one coarsely chopped). I don't think she's going to miss the dairy taste at all, but even if she does, this recipe's a keeper! I don't tolerate milk well anyway, so it has been quite literally years since I had anything that tasted even remotely like this. Brilliant!

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Glad you like! :) Nice work getting the word out to your roomies. You must be presenting things nicely if your roomies are trying and liking :)

And if she's a mushroom addict you've gotta feed her raw cream of mushroom soup! I'll post a recipe for that soon. I've been eating it lately. It's super duper easy.

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I can't wait to see this cream of mushroom soup recipe. In fact...I want it NOW! Lol!

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I had three clean plates tonight - Housemate's BF ended up licking my plate clean when I passed it to him to go in the dishwasher! I think we can safely say it was appreciated. I'm sure the mushroom soup will go down just as well, so I'll keep an eye out for that :)

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PS: I just changed the picture.

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hello Laura-Jane,

thanks for sharing the recipe. i've met delicious raw alfredo sauce. i love herbs, so i ended up adding more though, i love this recipe. fantastic!
thanks again, i look forward to trying another recipe from your site.

xx

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My pleasure Sono :)

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For the first time in weeks - maybe a month or more? - I don't want to keel over and die after eating a meal!!

I'm currently pregnant with our second child, and I've never been so sick in my life! I've had to cut wheat, dairy, corn, eggs, beef, peanuts....the list goes on. Now when I look at that list, I realise it's all cooked foods. :S Anyway, I was told to go back to eating more raw foods (dabbled with it in the past), but today I was craving rice pasta with butter and parmesan. This TOTALLY kicked that craving's butt! I did change the recipe a bit, to add a tiny hit of prepared Dijon, paprika, and a pinch of nutmeg. I didn't have any nutritional yeast on hand, so I added some Bragg's and a bit of Worchestershire to try and get a similar taste. It's sweeter than regular alfredo without the yeast, but it's totally satisfying.

I cannot thank you enough for posting this!!!

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Elena, my pleasure :)

Soooo glad this is helping you during your pregnancy!

PS: Your version of this recipe sounds divine. Lots of nice tweaks to the recipe in the comments!

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This was delicious. Thank you. I went raw a little over 1 month ago so im in exploratory mode. Stumbled upon your site today and i am very pleased. Chocolatefudge cookies are in the dehydrator now...took your advice and "dipped" into them. So so yummy. Can't wait to try the brownies. Im a big chocolate lover. For the pasta, I used walnuts in place of cashews because walnuts are in the alkaline end of the scale, cashews more acidic. The substitution worked out great. I also added avocado tothe sauce...made it even more rich and creamy. Also added 3 tsp. Nutritional yeast to get a cheesy effect. I topped it with mushrooms parsley and grape tomatoes marinated in thyme sea salt and olive oil, dehydrated for 30 mins. Delicious. Anyway, thank you again. Fettucine alfredo used to be my favorite dish so this was reAlly great for me! Served it with a side of raw "creamed" spinich...my own recipe :) spinich, baby arugula, sea salt black pepper garlic and olive oil, massage until spinich looks cooked. Add half a mashed/processed avocado and mix well. Soooooo gooooooood. Looking forward to ordering the kelp noodles eeeee. Peace Love and blessings :)

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Wow, sounds delicious!! I would say with all those substitutions you have coined a new recipe :) I'll have it try it. It really does sound good.

Hope your choco cookies turn out. Yes, get some kelp noodles, you won't regret it! I need to order a new case myself, too. Bye for now Jnana!

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This is such a wonderful recipe--thanks so much for sharing it!

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Julia, you are welcome! :)

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I just made this and it tastes good... except... I think you ment 1 teaspoon of thyme instead of 1 Tablespoon. It's too strong of a flavor, but not bad. Would be good if less thyme :P

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oor maybe I put too much salt on second thought (my salt is strong). I'm not sure!! I'd say just do it to your taste I guess. :P Thanks for recipe :D

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Natalie, I totally agree about the thyme!! When I make this for myself I use about 1 tsp (not 1 tbsp) so I have changed the recipe. :)

Thank you for your contribution!!

Also, are you using **sea** salt? (Don't use regular table salt.)

Bye!

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Lol OMG that picture is sooo ugly, but it tastes so good!

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OK,
THIS WAS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I subbed soaked sunflowers for the pine nuts (pine nuts give me "pine mouth" which is awful because the only thing that tastes right when I have it is orange juice and Altoids) and the Tablespoon of Thyme was just right. Because I used roasted cashews the first time, i didn't add the salt, but it could have used it. We also added pepper.
The Hubs loved it on regular noodles, but he took seconds of the zuke noodles, so that means he liked the zuke noodles and sauce better than regular noodles.
I'm making it again tonight. Still with regular noodles for the kids. My children are 2 and 3 and VERY VERY skinny. I don't feel good about cutting more calories from their diet. The kids are also getting some non-GMO free range chicken.

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So glad you liked it, Becky :) Anything that passes the non-raw husband test is a keeper!!!!

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what happens if you used soaked cashews? i'm SUPER new to raw food, but i'm enjoying the discovery! my husband is pretty hungry most of the time, though. poor guy. he loves alfredo so i'll make this with regular noodles for him and the kids.

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Soaked cashews are perfect. It'll work fine either way.

Let us know what your DH thinks if you make it. :)

We always like to hear husbands' takes on things :)

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What can be used as a pine nut substitute?

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Macadamia nuts are a good substitute for pine nuts. I saw this recipe which uses them in a pasta. Keep sharing, the great raw food. Great recipes!

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Thanks PP! :)

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You can definitely simple replace the pine nuts with more cashews!

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This looks amazing! I love your site-- discovered it last week and made the rice pudding (which was to die for). I'm excited to try this one too-- I am on a bit of an alfredo kick, but not loving the recipe I currently have. Just wanted to throw my two cents in about cucumber noodles-- don't give up on them!! They can be really amazing! Take some cucumber noodles, throw in a bit of sesame oil and some nama shoyu, mix and top with some chopped almonds. Serve with avocado for an AMAZING meal! It's in Sarma's cookbook.

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I was just looking at this recipe again and that seems like a lot of thyme... Is it too much?

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I added a little savoury yeast flakes to the mix which gave it a real smokey taste. Outstanding! :)

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Dannnnggggg that sounds good! Gotta try that.

(Oh wait, by savoury yeast do you mean nutritional yeast? Cause that's what I was assuming?)

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I just discovered your site and love it! But I have one question - what kind of blender are you using that is able to pulverize 2 1/2 cups of nuts? My blender doesn't stand a chance of doing that. Please enlighten me... Thank you!

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I use a Vitamix. In my opinion, it's the best blender there is.

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Of course, Blendtecs are good too though.

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Consuming veg is good for wellness. For people who tend to be concern regarding your own health, you should cease consume meats and go for vegetable right away. Many vegetable recipe now isn't really wellness but are delicous as well. So just attempt for one month even you are afraid of not capable to sustain on it.

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I love this recipe! It is delicious and a great way to introduce those unfamiliar with how satisfying raw food can be!

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Kellie, I'm so glad you're having success with it. Isn't it yummy?

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again. absolutely delicious. omag!!!!!!!! thank you!! i think i can eat these over and over again!!

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Lol, so glad you like!

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I have never tried kelp noodles, Tommie! I am dying to try them though. I can imagine that this dish would be delicious served on top of a bed of kelp noodles. The next time I'm at my health food store, I'll enquire about kelp noodles.

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PS: I am now obsessed with kelp noodles!

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where do you find kelp noodles? I looked at my local health food grocery store (which is pretty large & well stocked) and they didn't have them. Does anyone have a good mail-order source? Maybe I could ask the store to do a special order.....
Thanks!
I'm trying the alfrado tonight anyway with zucchini noodles :o) can't wait!

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I buy my kelp noodles from Sprouts Market. I'm in Southern California and they have Sprouts all over.

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I order quite a bit of Raw food staples from IHerb.com...great prices and service...I just ordered the kelp noodles and other specialty items. Hope this helps.

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I ordered mine online directly thru the brand, Sea Tangle Noodle Company, www.kelpnoodles.com. I haven't tried them yet, because I just got them last night, but I plan on making this alfredo for dinner tonight to serve over them!

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Have you tried this with kelp noodles? The texture is amazing and I love them!

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Your recipes are amazing. Your photos - LOVELY!!! I would love to link your Blog in my LINKS page at Dauntlessdiva.com... with your permission, I think it'd be a wonderful resource for new Rawbies to find great recipes and photographic encouragement.

If that's acceptable, do let me know.

~ Green_Woman

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Love your site Diva!!!

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Isn't she great??

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Dear Green_Woman...

As mentioned in my email to you, I would be honoured!

All the best,
Laura-Jane

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