I mean fishy in the best possible way. This was called a "tu-no" casserole by the author, but let's be honest with ourselves. It's a mushroom casserole with kelp flavor.
What I changed:
Used kelp flavored #seaweed instead of kelp flakes (might double next time)
Quick soaked the cashews
Added salt to the sauce, by mistake, worked out fine
Added more peas (because I had more peas)
Add a sprinkle of salt after plating
Source: Forks Over Knives | Serves: 1 casserole | Time: 1+ hr
2½ cups unsweetened, unflavored plant milk
½ cup unsalted #cashews
1 tsp onion powder
½ tsp black pepper
½ tsp salt
1 tbsp kelp flavored seaweed (might double next time)
1½ cups uncooked elbow or small-shell pasta (I used Ancient Harvest with quinoa and corn)
1 medium yellow onion, chopped
8 medium cremini or white #mushrooms, sliced
2 ½ cups green #peas (frozen and thawed, or canned)
2 15-ounce cans #chickpeas, rinsed and drained
Place the plant milk, cashews, granulated onion, pepper, and kelp into a blender and set aside (so the cashews can soften). [Or, do what I did, and quick soak the cashews in boiled water and then blend all the ingredients together.]
Cook the pasta in a soup pot according to the instructions on the package; drain and place the pasta back into the soup pot, off of the heat.
Preheat the oven to 375°F. Add the onions and mushrooms to a skillet on high heat, stirring and cooking for 3 to 5 minutes until softened and lightly browned, adding a little water only as needed to prevent sticking. Add this mixture, as well as the peas, to the pot of cooked pasta.
Place the garbanzo beans into a food processor and pulse just until the beans are broken down, but not mushy. (You can also use a potato masher.) Add to the soup pot.
Blend the sauce ingredients until smooth. Add to the soup pot and stir.
Spoon into a 9 × 13-inch baking dish. Bake uncovered for 35 to 40 minutes, until the top is lightly browned.
What I ate and drank today
7 glasses of water
1 cold brew
1 can diet coke
Oatmeal with blueberries
1 bowl asparagus soup with side of bread
Peanut butter sandwich
~5.75 miles of walking