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Fettuccine Alfredo with marinated mushrooms

Fettuccine Alfredo with marinated mushrooms

This creamy sauce pairs perfectly with the delicate courgette fettuccine, the succulent marinated shitake mushrooms help balance the flavours.



Marinated Shitake Mushrooms

3 cups of shitake mushrooms sliced or whole small </br> 2 tablespoons of olive oil</br> 2 tablespoons of Tamari</br> 2 tablespoons of cider vinegar</br> 2 garlic cloves, minced</br> 2 springs of thyme


In a large bowl add all the ingredientes except the mushrooms. mix well. Add the mushrooms and mix, so all are covered with the marinade. Let sit while you prep the rest of the recipe or cover and keep in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Alfredo Sauce

1 cup of activated raw cashews</br> 1/2 cup of activated raw macadamias</br> 3 tablespoons of olive oil</br> 1/3 cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice</br> 1 garlic clove</br> 3 tablespoons of Nutritional yeast</br> 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric powder (or 1 tsp of fresh juice)</br> 2/3 to 1 cup of fresh water, as needed</br> 1/4 cup of minced parsley (or 1 teaspoon of fresh thyme leaves)


Place all the ingredientes except for the fresh herbs in a blender. Blend on high, scraping the sides as needed, for 2 minutes until smooth and creamy, add more water if needed. Add the herbs and pulse just to mix . This sauce can be kept in the fridge for up to 3 days.


3 medium zucchinis </br> 1/2 cup of chopped macadamias


Using a spiral noodle slicer or a julienne peeler make your noodles from the zucchinis.  Place in a medium sized bowl and set aside.

To Serve

To serve, strain the liquid from the mushrooms (you can save the liquid for other marinades). Add the sauce to the bowl with the zucchini noodles. Using two forks toss the noodles to coat. Top with the strained marinated mushrooms and crushed macadamias. Garnish with fresh parsley (or thyme) and freshly ground pepper. Enjoy

Beauty Alert

Macadamias contain the perfect ratio of essential fatty acids, that are not naturally created by the body. Omega 3 fatty acids are an anti-inflammatory, whilst omega 6 work as a pro-inflammatory, which is why it is a great nut to consume for those who suffer from sensitive skin condition.


May 11, 2016