Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Vegan Mofo Day 25: Portobello Mushroom Hazelnut Cream Sauce

Day 25.
I haven't done a pretty little butter cream sauce yet and figured the time arrived. Earth Balance's new Garlic and Herb Culinary Spread was on sale at Whole Foods for $3. Plus, I had an $1 off coupon. It brings me to celebrate another marking off my Bucket List.

I found the Aged Cheddar Puffs!!! Woo hoo! These were also on sale & yes, I had a coupon. An $1 off one.
Well, remember that So Delicious Coconut Milk Hazelnut Creamer from a previous Whole Foods trip? Did you really think I planned to use that for just hot chocolate and coffee (which I don't drink)? It's amazing how the kitchen smells after toasting hazelnuts. They have a rich flavor meant for versatility and the smell is paradise to the nostrils. Yes, I love chocolate hazelnut spread. Yum. Yum. Yum!
However, I had planned a creamy pasta dish from the get go.
The hazelnut creamer gets mixed up with mushrooms (aka perfect butter sauce veggie) and Earth Balance's culinary sauce- an out of this world fusion. I used 365's whole wheat pasta, added broccoli and cream sauce, and topped it all with the toasted hazelnuts.
I have one proper word that fits the description of what taste buds just devoured. Unbelievably good.
Okay. Two words.

Vegan Portobello Mushroom Hazelnut Cream Sauce Ingredients and Preparation

2 tablespoon water
1 1/2- 2 cup portobello mushroom, chopped
1/4 cup red onion
1/4 cup Earth Balance Roasted Garlic & Herb Culinary Spread
3 tablespoon So Delicious Hazelnut Coconut Milk Creamer
1 teaspoon miso paste
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon white pepper

In a medium heated skillet, marry mushrooms, onions, & water. Let cook for 5 minutes or so, letting mushrooms brown & shrink.
Two main ingredients of the sauce.
Stir in culinary spread, hazelnut creamer, miso, salt, & pepper. Allow sauce to thicken.
I mixed the sauce with whole wheat shells & broccoli & topped it with toasted hazelnuts. Incredible.
Another beautiful meal.


  1. Gorgeous! I've never seen this culinary spread by Earth Balance. I do love their new line of vegan snacks though.

    1. I've seen all the pics of their new line of snacks, but unfortunately have not been able to find a bag of my own- well besides those addictive aged vegan cheddar puffs, lol. The culinary butter is pretty good too. :)

  2. Hello fellow Vegan Mofo'er :-)

    looks yummy! That's why I'd like to link to your recipe on the Vegan Mofo round up post on my blog this Friday.
    Nice to meet you btw.

    P.S. Connect with me on Facebook (CandidaDietPlan), @candidadiettips on Twitter and Sandra Boehner on Pinterest so you see when the post goes live ;-)