Creamy Vegan Pasta Primavera

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Hi guys! It’s 7am. I stink like self tanner. There are more clothes on my bedroom floor than hangers in my closet. And my internet search history looks like I am either an LA restaurant critic or seriously stalk LA restaurant critics.

 

There’s only one thing this can mean… I leave for vacation next Monday!! I am so excited! I’m taking a girls trip with my mom to visit a couple friends in California before I make the big move to my new apartment and job in May. It’s been rainy and crappy in Chicago all week so the thought of sunshine and 70s in less than 4 days is overwhelming! Also…yes, I mentioned self tanner and RAIN. I will be strutting down the coastline with gorgeously streaky calves. And loving every second.

 

And to make this weekend even better, I’m helping host a wedding shower for one of my closest friends from growing up as a kid. It is going to be SO gorgeous!! I’ve already started baking and decorating and am dying to share pics with you all but have to wait until after shower! Don’t want to spoil the surprise… but I really do! Its so pretty!

 

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So when I was deciding which recipe to post this week I knew I wanted to post something bright and sunny! California has me craving fresh veggies, but the rain in Chicago has me wanting some serious comfort carbs! So voila – Pasta Primavera! Perfect.

 

Traditional pasta primavera is usually a pretty indulgent dish – think heavy cream, butter, and cheese; so to make mine over into a California beach friendly recipe I created a lower cal dairy free cream sauce, packed in the veggies, and chose fiber rich whole grain fettucini. I used dairy free milk and cheese to keep this dish great for vegans and those with dairy intolerances – but if you can have milk and cheese, definitely feel free to swap in dairy skim milk and regular parmesan for my vegan ingredients.

 

 

Have a great weekend everyone! And while I’m gone next week I have a delicious guest post lined up for you by one of my favorite foodies… stay tuned to meet her!

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Comments

  1. I would never have thought to add soy milk. This looks delicious. Have a great time in LA! We always try to eat as many tacos as possible when we are there.

    • Whipped Baking says:

      Ooo yumm! All I want is sushi and tacos all week :) Better bring my Tums… haha

  2. Hi there! My friend shared this recipe with me since I’m vegan. However, you list chicken stock as one of your ingredients. I don’t know of any vegan “chicken” stocks out there. Was this a typo? Did you mean vegetable broth?

    • Whipped Baking says:

      BIG typo! Fixed :) thanks for letting me know! Thats what happens when you’re trying to do too many thing on your computer at one time!

  3. Yum!! This sounds like a perfect spring pasta dish! Have fun in California with your mom! Love a good girls trip :) I was actually just there myself, and oh boy do I miss that Cali sunshine already (um, hello sleet in Ottawa!).

    • Whipped Baking says:

      Haha o don’t worry…. its flurrying in Chicago this morning.. cannot wait for vacay!

  4. Have fun on vacation!!! That sounds so exciting. :D While you’re gone I shall be enjoying this pasta! Love all the veggies :D

  5. Awww vacation! Lucky you! And that is soooo sweet that you’re helping host the wedding shower, so fun!!

  6. Have fun on your trip! I’m in the same boat, it’s rainy and yucky here in WI too!

  7. Hope you are having a great vacay!! I just found your blog and am beyond excited!! The weather is great here (I live in cali too), so hopefully your enjoying yourself, but make sure you have sunscreen always handy! :) Sometimes I wish I lived somewhere else besides Cali. I wish I could live were there are season and not just heat all year round long.. Thanks for all the great recipes and hope you enjoyed yourself!! :)

    • Whipped Baking says:

      So happy to meet you Cyndi! The seasons are nice but I still don’t think we can compete with California weather and the ocean :) It was such a nice vacation! Definitely wish I would’ve seen your sunscreen tip earlier, I got sunburned even thought it was in the lower 60s!

  8. Just wanted to say that finding your blog has made living with my brother a heck of a lot easier. He’s just become Vegan, and I’m trying to be supportive and have become vegetarian but all the recipes currently in my repertoire are heavily meaty or creamy or cheesy, so this is incredible. THANKYOU!