Linguine alla Carbonara

1/2 Pound Linguine

2 Tablespoons Melted Non-Dairy Margarine or Olive Oil

1 Small Yellow Onion, Finely Diced

2 Cloves Garlic, Finely Minced

1 Cup Vegetable Stock

1/2 Cup Plain Vegan Creamer

1 Tablespoon Brown Rice Miso Paste

1/4 Teaspoon Ground Black Pepper

1 Tablespoon Vegg

Fresh Parsley, Chopped

Coconut Bacon, or Any Vegan Bacon Substitute

Cook and drain your pasta according to the directions on the box; set aside.

In a medium skillet or saucepan, heat the margarine or oil over medium heat. Add in the diced onion and saute for about 3 minutes, until softened. Toss in the garlic next, and cook until aromatic and just barely golden, but not browned, all over.

Meanwhile, place the stock, creamer, miso, and pepper in your blender, and briefly blitz to combine. Then, with the motor running on low, slowly sprinkle the Vegg powder into the center of the canister to incorporate. If using a Vita-Mix, aim for the center of the vortex to prevent it from merely sticking to the sides and clumping.

Gently pour the Vegg mixture into the pan of aromatics, whisking to incorporate. Continue cooking, stirring periodically, until the sauce thickens and bubbles break rapidly on the surface. Pour the hot sauce over the cooked pasta, toss to coat, and portion out onto plates. Top with parsley and your "bacon" of choice, and serve immediately. It will continue to thicken as it cools, and doesn't make for great leftovers. The noodles will glue themselves together after a trip to the fridge, so enjoy right away.

Makes 2 - 4 Servings

©Hannah Kaminsky http://www.BitterSweetBlog.com