Lacto-OVO version Spaghetti Carbonara

Happy National Carbonara Day!

Did you know, today 4/6 is the day to enjoy the popular Italian pasta dish: Carbonara!

Some burden to be on a vegetarian diet: some dishes can’t be exactly traditional. 

As I am trying to be a vegetarian, I stopped eating meat and feeling no problem having a fridge without any meat. If you really want to categorize what level of vegetarian I am now, I’m being pescatarian: no meat but eat fish, eggs, some dairy. But sometimes I’m craving for some food that I used to eat, and this time was Carbonara. 

Carbonara was so popular when I was young. A lot of people choose carbonara over tomato sauce, so when I used to work at an Italian restaurant specialized for pasta dishes, nearly half of the table ordered carbonara and the rest of the tables chose something different. And I had an opportunity to go to Italy, Roma and tried real carbonara. It was a heaven’t food! 

Spaghetti with creamy cheesy mellow sauce…mmm, so nostalgic, so let’s cook some without pancetta! 

<Today’s Recipe> 

Lacto-OVO version Spaghetti Carbonara

carbonara

<Ingredients>

  • 160g spaghetti
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup almond milk
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese – grated
  • Some garlic powder
  • Some salt and pepper
  • Some parsley
  • Toppings: parsley and corn are what I chose this time!

<Directions>

  1. Fill water in a pan and bring it to boil. Cook spaghetti until they are soft.
  2. While spaghetti is being cooked, combine milk and parmesan cheese to make the cheese melt. Remove from heat.
  3. Beat an egg and set aside.
  4. When spaghetti is cooked, turn off the heat, drain and transfer them into the pan of cheese mixture and pour egg. Mix well and set the taste with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. (If the mixture is too watery, bring it to medium low heat. Don’t stop mixing otherwise the egg become like scrambled egg)
  5. Set a plate and serve!

carbonara

Mmm, it’s true that the real traditional carbonara has more rich pork flavor from pancetta, but this version isn’t that bad! If I really wanna be on a vegan diet, there are so many items to give up…I don’t know how people give up eating them, honestly.

<Other Yummy Pasta Dish> 

For spicy food lovers! Penne Arrabbiata

penne arrabbiata

Break tradition and be adventurous! Spaghetti Spinach Pesto

spaghetti spinach pesto

No lasagna pasta? Don’t worry, you can still make it! Baked Pasta

baked veggie pasta

Enjoy home cooking and your own creation of homemade food:) 

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