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Cooking With Whitney – Creamy Vegan Tomato Pasta

If you watch my Instagram stories you are probably aware that i enjoy cooking and I am not a huge fan of sticking to recipes. I like to get creative in my kitchen. More than anything i hate wasting food and love a good heated up leftover lunch!

It brings me huge satisfaction to look in my pantry and be able to whip together a meal with the ingredients i have on hand vs sticking to a recipe and buying every single ingredient on that list. Substitute what you can for what you have on hand.

We have recently made a decision to follow a plant based diet and after posting this winner of a dinner on my Instagram story i have had some requests for the recipe. This is a great easy weeknight dinner and has no wheat, dairy or meat. It really is so simple and i am ALL about that.

Creamy Vegan Tomato Pasta Recipe 

1 Packet/250g  of brown rice pasta (or any pasta you would like)

Any vegetables and herbs you have on hand i used onion, mushrooms, dried parsley, chilli flakes, dried oregano

1 Jar of Pasta Sauce i used Five Brothers Garlic Pasta Sauce (3/4 of the jar add more if necessary)

1 – 2 cups of cashew nuts *

1/3  cup water

2 garlic cloves



  1. Put cashew nuts, garlic and some of the water into a blender and blend slowly. You may need to add more water. This will make a thick cashew paste.
  2. Cook the pasta according to the packet instructions
  3. Cook vegetables in a little oil until onion is transparent
  4. Add the pasta sauce to the vegetables, mix and heat the sauce
  5. Turn heat to very low and add cashew paste to the sauce, this will give you a creamy consistency
  6. Add in the cooked pasta
  7. Garnish with a little chopped parsley

Note * you can soak the cashews overnight and drain them in the morning to create an even creamier texture.

I served this with a big green salad, just use any greens you have on hand and throw on a delicious salad topping you like.

That’s it, seriously that simple! I hope you enjoy and let me know if you give this a try.




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  • Reply
    June 28, 2017 at 9:36 pm

    Thanks for the recipe I’m going to try it, Harry my son (3) suffers from some excema and has highly reactive skin so I’m trying to limit stuff in his diet, not an easy task when they are so fussy with food, you inspire me honey thanks so much x Lindell x

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      June 29, 2017 at 8:55 am

      Hi Lindell, thank you so much for such a lovely comment, you made my day. I hope Harry enjoys this one. Eczema is such a tough condition i know first hand. I would also suggest that you have a look at The Eczema Diet Book by Karen Fischer when i followed her diet i noticed a great change in Mason’s skin. She also has supplements that i take and have found they help my skin also. All the best, let me know how you get on with this dish. xxx

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    July 18, 2017 at 1:42 am

    I made this recipe today! So easy and sooooo yummy!! Will definitely be making again 😍

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      September 17, 2017 at 1:59 am

      I’m so pleased you liked this Shell 🙂 xx

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