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Get Rich Quick Vodka Sauce

What you need: 

1/4 cup raw cashews

1/2 cup vegetable broth
1 teaspoon tamari or soy sauce
2 tablespoon nutritional yeast
4-6 cloves garlic
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 24-ounce jar of marinara
1/4 cup vodka
Freshly cracked black pepper, to taste
Dried basil, to taste (optional)
What you do: 

1. Soak cashews in vegetable broth and tamari for at least an hour, then blend in a high-powered blender or food processor.

2. Sauté garlic and crushed red pepper on medium-high heat in a non-stick pot for about 2 minutes. Add a few tablespoons of water or broth as necessary to prevent sticking.
3. Add in the marinara and vodka and bring to a boil. Cover with a tilted lid, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 15 minutes.
4. Stir in the blended cashew mixture, along with the nutritional yeast.
5. Add small amounts of cracked black pepper and basil (recommended--but the sauce is still flavorful without it), tasting after each addition until the sauce meets you taste preference for these ingredients. I prefer my sauce very garlicky, so I also usually add a little garlic powder.
6. Serve over pasta of your choice and enjoy!
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