This is something I always make when I try to impress people, it might take a few tries to get the amount of ingredients right but when it works, it works! Vegan, relatively easy &cheap, and delicious. You will need a blender for this (any kind).
(This is a variation of this recipe from oh she glows)
1 cauliflower, cut into floretsOlive oil (as you see fit)
about 2 cloves garlic
1/2 milk (dairy if you’re not vegan, if you are use any kind, I’ve only ever tried soy)
2 tablespoons lemon juice
salt and pepper to taste
1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
Fettucine pasta of choice
Mushrooms (canned is fine)
Parsley (dried is totally fine)
Boil the cauliflower until tender, then drain it. Sautée the garlic in some olive oil until it starts to smell. In the blender, add the cauliflower, the cooked garlic, the milk, cornstarch, lemon juice and salt and pepper. Blend until creamy/kind of soup-like. You might need to stop it and scrape the sides or push the cauliflower down, depending on your blender. Cook the pasta together with the broccoli (cut into florets) to save time, and cook the mushrooms with some olive oil. When the pasta and broccoli are ready, mix them with the mushrooms and the sauce. Sprinkle some parsley and you’re done.
I’d say this makes plenty of sauce, and then depending on how many you’re serving just adjust the amount of pasta and vegetables. Enjoy!
(I don’t think it makes for good leftover food because the sauce tends to kind of dry up).