Recently I discovered through my doctor that sugar and dairy are affecting my sensitive skin and stomach. While I am not giving either up entirely (even though I should!), I am trying to cut majorly back. Dairy is the easiest thing to give up (even with my profound love for cheese), since there are so many alternatives on the market. The other day I had a craving for “comfort food” in the shape of creamy and delicious pasta. This makeshift “recipe” was born. It’s super simple and not even a recipe, but I thought I would share in case you are also trying to cut back on dairy.
Kite Hill’s almond cream cheese is legit the best cream cheese ever. It tastes so delicious that you forget it’s dairy free. Mix about a table spoon of this cream cheese into cooked Al Dente pasta (my favorite is Trader Joe’s Brown Rice Pasta), and then stir in your favorite pasta sauce. I like to make my own, but on a night I am too lazy — I always have Rao’s Spicy Arrabbiata Sauce on hand. It’s delicious with no added sugar (win-win).