Creamy without the calories! This healthy penne combined with roasted cauliflower and leeks and tossed with a vegan white sauce has a flavor punch that will have you making it again and again.
Did you know that you can roast the cauliflower leaves?! Me either! They come out crisp and delicious like kale chips after just a few minutes in the oven and make a perfect accompaniment to the other flavours and textures in this dish.
We already know that this is one of the best veggies nutrition-wise but did you know that the leaves are rich in calcium and iron? By virtue of being leaves, they are rich in fiber too. Foods rich in calcium and iron have several health benefits ranging from healthy bones, better immunity and the high fiber content aids digestion and keeps the gut healthy. A 100 g serving of leaves has approximately 600 mg of calcium in it- wow!
And have you seen the new packaging for Chickapea!? I just love it. Colorful, creative – and represents the product so beautifully!
I have created lots of flavor in this vegan white sauce and you’ll love the ease of tossing it all in the blender. It’s nutty creamy taste is perfect with this healthy pasta!
Love my Chickapea Pasta!
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