date night

Hey Wild Ones!

What’s your favourite date night activity? I really want to know—share the love and your best date inspiration in the comments section!

A beautiful home-cooked, candlelit meal is so romantic. But, nothing kills romance like the stress of prepping that home-cooked meal after a long day of work.

What’s a hungry, healthy hottie to do?

Relax, Sexy—date night is sorted this week.

This creamy pasta florentine is a dream of a recipe. Dairy-free, packed with flavour, and as slimming as it is satisfying. And the best part? It only takes 25 minutes to prep, and then it can sit in the fridge for up to a day. So plan ahead for that romantic date night, and just pop this baby in the oven an hour before you want to eat!

So easy, hey?

And of course, like all my recipes, the food dynamics here are body-shaping and super-satisfying. The cashews, white beans, and spinach are especially slimming. So you can enjoy your date night totally guilt-free.

Ready to get nourished? You know what I mean! 😉

Romantic, Date Night-Ready, Vegan Pasta Florentine

Simple, Slimming Ingredients

  • 8oz (~200 grams) penne pasta
  • 1/4 cup vegetable broth (check the label and choose a vegan, preservative-free, organic one!)
  • 1/2 cup raw cashews
  • 1 can (15oz, or ~425 grams) white beans, drained
  • 1 Tbsp tamari
  • 1 Tbsp miso paste (get the organic if you can!)
  • 1/4 tsp mustard powder
  • 1/4 chili flakes (optional)
  • 1/2 cup gluten-free bread crumbs
  • 2 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • Large handful (or two!) spinach, chopped

Step-by-Step Instructions

  1. Get the party started by bringing a large pot of water to boil. Once things get rolling, add your pasta and cook until al dente (about 8 minutes).
  2. Drain and transfer to a large bowl.
  3. Add your spinach, stir it up a bit, and set aside.
  4. Give those cashews some love. Process (in a high-speed food processor) until they are finely ground. Then add about 3/4 cups of water and blend until smooth. Ta-da—cashew cream!
  5. Now add in your white beans, tamari, miso, lemon juice, mustard, chili, and another cup of water, and turn up the noise (food processor) until everything is smooth.
  6. Pour that sexy sauce over your pasta, and mix it all together. Transfer to a baking dish, sprinkle your bread crumbs on top, and cover.
  7. If you’re ready to eat now, preheat the oven to 350 F (175 C), and pop that pasta in there as soon as the oven is hot. Cook for 45 minutes.
  8. If you’re planning ahead (you’re smart and sexy, hey?), your pasta can party in the fridge until tomorrow. Add an extra 5 minutes to your baking time when you do cook it.
  9. Let rest for 5 minutes before serving. And enjoy the warming, body-shaping, romance-making magic of this flavourful meal!

Note: This recipe can serve up to six hungry hotties. Cut it in half for date night, or enjoy leftovers later in the week!

 

Want to know more about this sexy, slimming plant-based diet? Good, because I have so much more to share with you! My book, Everything You Want To Know About Being HEALTHY, SEXY and VEGAN, is now available! This is the book I wish I had when I was in your shoes. In it, I share with you practical, proven guidance to embrace the plant-based lifestyle and finally eat for the sexy body, health, and life you deserve. Go get it today!

Xx,

Donna