Omer Recipes 2017: Day 9 | Creamy Broccoli and Red Pepper Macaroni

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Cap off counting of the Omer by joining us for Shavuot Ice Cream Study led by Howard Shatz: “Out of the Desert: The origins and future of the Islamic State (and what it means for Israel)”, Tuesday, May 30, 8:30pm (at the home of Rabbi Bass).
Today is 9 days, which is 1 week and 2 days of the Omer

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And here’s today’s recipe, contributed by John F..

Creamy Broccoli and Red Pepper Macaroni



  • 1 cup cashews
  • 1 T fresh lemon juice
  • 3/4 C water
  • 1 T nutritional yeast
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 3/4 t pink Himalayan or Celtic sea salt

Remaining Ingredients

  • 2 C macaroni noodles (can be gluten-free)
  • 1-3 T water or vegetable stock, divided
  • 1 red pepper, ribs removed, seeded and diced
  • 1 C broccoli florets
  • Pinch of smoked sea salt
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste


  • Soak cashews in a bowl of water for 4-6 hours. Rinse well.
  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the macaroni and cook according to manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Blend together all sauce ingredients until smooth and creamy and set aside.
  • While macaroni cooks, place 1 T water or vegetable stock in a skillet heated to medium, and add diced pepper. Stir often for 7 minutes.
  • Add broccoli and remaining water or vegetable stock to skillet, stir, cover, and steam for 3-5 minutes. Remove from heat.
  • Rinse cooked macaroni. Then in a large pot, mix together macaroni, veggies, and sauce over medium heat. Season with more salt to taste, if necessary, and add freshly ground pepper.
  • Enjoy warm.

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