Mix the A) ingredients into a puree using a blender, mixer, food processor, etc.
Heat the B) olive oil and garlic in a frying pan on low heat. Once the garlic is fragrant, add the vegetables! Flavor with salt and pepper and cook. I like sauteing slowly over low heat, but cook as you like.
Once the vegetables have cooked through, add the A) puree. Once it has thickened, adjust the flavor with salt and pepper.
Toss in freshly boiled pasta and it's complete!
＊Boil the pasta while making the "cream" sauce.
Story Behind this Recipe
I learned from a sake lees recipe listed on a Japanese sake brewery website, Terada Honke (http://www.teradahonke.co.jp/sakekasu.htm - Japanese only). Apparently, cooking off the alcohol in the sake lees gives it a cheese-like taste. So I tried making this. I wanted to create a dish for vegetarians to enjoy a rich, cheese-like flavor.
You don't have to use almond powder, but it helps to bring out the flavor and make it more cheese-like.