Sunday, February 14, 2010

Heart Healthy Pasta, Mushroom "Cream" Sauce

100% Whole Wheat Orzo Pasta
Italian Brown Mushrooms Sautéed in Olive Oil
Fresh Herbs
Creamy Tofu Sauce

Sauté sliced Italian Brown mushrooms in olive oil.
Meanwhile cook 100% whole wheat orzo al dente.

Season mushrooms with a small amount of sea salt and fresh ground pepper.
Add some of your favorite fresh herbs. I added fresh savory.

This sauce is rich and creamy and has a deep umami flavor.
Try it on all your vegetables!

Blend one block (14 oz.) of firm tofu with 1/2 c. canola oil, 1/2 c. water and 2-3 T. each low-sodium Tamari and Bragg Liquid Aminos until smooth.

To serve: Place warm pasta in bowls, top with a generous amount of mushrooms and then the tofu "cream" sauce. Add your favorite fresh herbs (we had chives on hand). For a nice presentation, let everyone mix their own ingredients at the table.

It is an honor to be a contributor to this new blog, The Great VEGA'N VEGETARIAN Project. Deepest thanks to Cynthia Nelson for putting it all together. I look forward to all the wonderful recipes and inspiration this blog will provide.

To Our Healthy Hearts!
Lori Lynn

I've been making this tofu sauce for years, here are some tasty variations to try:

Decrease Tamari to 1 T. then add any of the following ingredients
  • Add fresh lemon juice and fresh oregano.
  • Add curry powder.
  • Add hot sauce, toasted sesame oil, lime juice, and cilantro.
  • Add fresh basil or parsley.
  • Add walnuts and roasted red peppers.
  • Add minced garlic and chipotle chile.
We'd love to hear about your delicious blend!



Good for you Lori, posting already, I'll take another couple of days!


Lori, I just may give tofu a try afterall. I like the creamy consistency of this sauce. I take it that I can stir in fresh herbs if I wanted to when using it for other things?

Hmmmm, I'm here thinking how it would hold up in a macaroni pie, using whole wheat or regular pasta and mozarella cheese. Definitely worth a try.

Congratulations on your first post! Yay! :)


I have definitely been wanting to try tofu cream sauce for a while now. THe way you describe it makes it sound so delicious. I am always trying to recreate that umami flavor!

Lori Lynn

Thanks sra, Cyn, and Joanne!
YAY for the new blog! I think I'll go update the post with some tasty variations.


Thanks for the suggested variations!


Yay!!!Lori u made the first post!!!I will start by this weekend..

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