Dairy-free Cream Sauce

CookingCremeThis dairy-free, vegan and paleo cream sauce is the answer to your recipe woes. You can spread it, bake it, pour it and drizzle it just like any other creamy sauce out there.

I was put on a heavy dose of steroids and anti-histamines following my anaphylactic episodes. They made me ragging hungry at every moment of the day, my head felt like it was 500 times larger than it was and I couldn’t bear to do any sort of physical activity.

Yesterday; for the first time in a very long while, I looked at myself in the mirror with negative eyes. The negative self talk began and within moments, I had dug myself into a deep self deprecating hole.

I know that I am not the only one that experiences these, even for a fleeting moment.

Looking at the situation lovingly, my body has been through a lot these last couple of weeks and it is unfair for me to place judgement on it. Instead, I need to honor myself, eat well and start moving again. Plain and simple.

In the past, when my negative self talk was at an all-time high and I didn’t feel good about my body, my food choices or my state of mind, I would cleanse as a way to go inward and heal myself.

It’s time for this girl to cleanse.

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Adding a delicious cream sauce to vegetables makes life better. Especially when you’re getting back to including more vegetables in your daily eating routine.

My brain plays tricks on me when I begin a cleanse. I instantly feel like I’m missing out on things (even though I know I am not) and drizzling cream sauce on veggies is just one way to combat it.

Layer on the sauce.

(Psst… it doesn’t taste like cauliflower)

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Dairy-free Cream Sauce
Recipe type: Vegan, Paleo, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Sugar-free, Yeast-free, Corn-free, Grain-free, Nut-free, Egg-free
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Serves: 8
This dairy-free cream sauce is the answer to your recipe woes. You can spread it, bake it, pour it and drizzle it just like any other creamy sauce out there. The kicker? It's dairy-free, grain-free, paleo, vegan and made with vegetables!
  • 1 large head cauliflower
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 4 cups homemade broth
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  1. Add cauliflower, garlic and broth to pot. Cover and bring to boil. Reduce heat to simmer and cook for 20 minutes.
  2. Drain, reserving the liquid.
  3. Add remaining ingredients with ⅓ cup reserved liquid to your high-powered blender. Blend on high for 30 seconds, until very smooth.
  4. Add to any recipe that calls for creamed soup or drizzle on vegetables, chicken, pulses, grain bowls, whatever!
  5. Can be frozen for up to 3 months. Keeps well in the fridge for 3-4 days.
Broth/stock - Vegetable broth is best here, but homemade chicken broth in this recipe is really good as well!

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  1. Sounds good except that cruciferous veggies cause me a lot of gi distress. Cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, etc. Any suggestions?

    • Hi Mary – sorry to hear that. I would stick with cashew-based cream sauces then. I do not have any on the blog at the moment, but there are a bunch out there. Replacing the cauliflower (a main ingredient in this recipe) wouldn’t work. Sorry!

  2. OMG! Yum! Just made this & can’t wait to put it on EVERYTHING! It was SO easy to make, too! Thank you for this awesome sauce :)

  3. Oh Leanne, I’ve seen the link to this recipe so many times but never opened it thinking it would be a nutty one but WOW! so glad I did. Your a genius, I love it already! thanks heaps.. :-)

  4. Leanne, I do so hope you are feeling better. You know I’m sure that those medicines, although obviously very needed, can do a number on your mental health, and that could have been why you felt off. You are an inspiration to me and you have helped me a great deal. Making the cream sauce for dinner, I know it will be delicious.

  5. I think I will be joining you on this although I’m not sure if it will line up exactly with yours :) I’ve been weaning off caffeine and adding in a juice and smoothie a day in ‘preparation’ to do a cleanse. Looking forward to these recipes to help with the ramp up and wind down part of the program!! On a side note: I did notice in the Vibrant Cleanse book that the links to the recipes or “examples” of foods in the for the ramp up/wind down (pg 147 and 148) don’t work for me. Any thoughts on how to get that to work or where I could find those examples? Thanks a bunch!

    • Hi Danae – some people have said that the outgoing links in the book do not work for them. I believe it’s because of the version of reader you may be using. In any case, I’ve come up with a FULL ramp up and wind down program for you – a 12-page downloadable guide (it’s FREE) and it’s coming tomorrow… stay tuned!

  6. I’ve done a couple cleanses in the past, and you’re so right. For the first few days, cravings are awful! When I was little, I loved cheese sauce on veggies. This cauliflower sauce looks like a delicious vegan alternative!

    • Hi Jaenell – cravings on a cleanse are the worst… that’s why I came up with the Ramp Up & Wind Down portion of the Vibrant Life Cleanse (from my book) it totally removes the nasty cravings… so awesome!