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Living & Loving Gluten & Casein Free is an informative and creative blog to enlighten those facing the challenges of a Gluten Free Casein Free lifestyle! There are original recipes and other recipes I have acquired along my GFCF journey! With tips, tricks and modifications to enhance your recipes and entice your taste buds. Topics include trips to the grocery store to find the best products available, awareness of ingredient labels, money savings with on-line ordering and understanding and providing answers in overcoming your daily frustrations and challenges. The blog will also take on issues with eating out, family meals, children lunches, traveling and planning for meals on the go. Living & Loving Gluten & Casein Free is here to lend a hand and to demonstrate the most effective and delicious ways to cook GFCF and stay within your budget.

Cheers! Ashley Lyerly

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Rice Pasta with Casein Free Alfredo Sauce, Peas and Ham

Casein Free Alfredo Sauce
1/4 cup soy butter
½ cup vegan cream cheese
2 t garlic powder
2 T  coconut milk
½ t salt
1/8 t ground black pepper
1 pound rice spiral pasta, shells or spaghetti
4 oz cooked *Gluten free ham, bite size
½ cup cooked peas
Melt butter in a medium, non-stick saucepan over medium heat. Add vegan cream cheese and garlic powder, stirring with wire whisk until smooth. Add coconut milk, a little at a time, whisking to smooth out lumps. Stir in salt and pepper. Remove from heat when sauce reaches desired consistency. Sauce will thicken rapidly, thin with coconut milk if cooked too long. Stir peas and ham into sauce.  Toss with hot pasta to serve.
*Tip-Hormel Natural line of deli meats are Gluten Free.  Whole foods also has GF and CF meats in the deli.


  1. This is as good as an Italian restaurant's alfredo!

  2. I wanted to find an alternative sauce for pasta. I searched on line and found an Alfredo sauce that was made with cream cheese instead of cheese and cream. So I substitued vegan cream cheese, soy butter and a little bit of coconut milk for the cream. And I now have one of Mac's and mine favorite pasta dishes! Yum!

  3. I made this today and didn't have any of spiral pasta I usually use. I had some Notta Pasta (rice) Linguine. It was really good!

  4. Hi Ash! Nice Blog! I am following you now....:) Love Tiff xo

  5. It is so nice to have others living the GFCF lifestyle and I am so excited to get and share recipes!