Monday, September 20, 2010

A Swing and a Miss......

Ok, so one of the great loves of my life is alfredo sauce.  I adore it.  It's rich, creamy, and delicious.  It's one of those foods that you have as a treat, and I always feel like eating alfredo sauce is a special occasion.  Any of my close friends would tell you, I am a special occasion kind of person.  I love occasions and events, and these occasions just aren't the same without my old standby.  I have been trying for about a year to make a passable alfredo sauce that is vegan, to no avail.  Don't get me wrong, there are LOTS of recipes, just no good ones so far.  I made this dish last week, and it wasn't great.  It was edible, but I totally wouldn't make it again, so I will spare you the recipe.

My question is, dear readers, do YOU have a good alfredo recipe??  I am DYING over here.  I will give you some exaamples of what wasn't good so far:
Tofu based
Silken tofu based (UGH!  Awful!)
vegetable broth based (Don't know why I thought that would be good anyway)
vegan "cream" based.  I had the highest of hopes for that one.  Hubby actually liked it and so did his omnivore friend, but it did not scratch that alfredo itch for me... AT... ALL....

Anyone have any good ideas I haven't tried?? I need your help, I'm a woman on the verge. ;-)


  1. GUESS WHAT! My mom had a recipe for alfredo sauce from an old Oprah episode. The main ingredient was garbanzo beans and I will admit, it was DELISH! I don't remember if it is vegan or not but I will totally send it to you once I find it. It was super yummy and waaaay healthier for you.

  2. I have a pretty good one I got from Nutrition class at Andrews. I admit, I don't remember what the base is but I liked it. I will find it and send it to you.

  3. Ooh thanks girls! Send em over, I will try anything!

  4. I've made a pretty awesome alfredo with tofu and vegan cheese