#plantPOWER Pumpkin Alfredo & Hippie Butter Giveaway!

October 24, 2012 -
113 comments, add yours

Today’s topic for #PLANTPOWER is Meal for 2!
But I’m going to share with you a meal for 4..
(mamacakes, papacakes, & the boyfriend)


+ leftovers for 3 days for a very hungry powercakes Winking smile

I introduce to you

Plant Power Pumpkin Alfredo


2  TB
Coconut Oil
Small white onion
1 Container of white button mushrooms
2 tsp freshly grated ginger
(from the root – or powder if you don’t have fresh)
2 tsp of minced garlic
3 Cups of Spinach
1 bunch of chopped Kale

1 can of pumpkin (15oz)
3/4 Cup
Nutritional Yeast
2 Cups of Unsweet Coconut Milk
1 Cup of Water
2 tsp Nutmeg
1 tsp Onion Powder
1 tsp Garlic Powder
4 TB
Coconut Aminos (or soy sauce of choice)
Dashes of Sea Salt & Pepper to taste

2 tsp of hemp seeds per serving – sprinkled at the end!


  1. Heat 2 TB Coconut Oil on medium heat in a medium sized sauce pan.
  2. Add garlic, mushrooms, onion, & ginger.
  3. Sauté until cooked down – a few minutes.While that’s cooking….
  4. Wash & chop kale, spinach, mushrooms, & onion.

  5. Add in your spinach & kale to the sauté.
  6. Cook together until kale/spinach cooks down.
    (a few minutes)
  7. Add in your pumpkin, nutmeg, sea salt, pepper,
    onion powder,  garlic powder & stir together.
  8. Add in your liquids; 2 cups coconut milk + 1 cup water
  9. Add in 3/4 Cup Nutritional Yeast
  10. Add the 4 TB Coconut Aminos (or other option)
  11. Stir together and let simmer on medium-low heat for about 10 minutes or so.
    (It will get thicker the longer it sits)


  12. Serve over pasta/raw zucchini noodles/anything you’d like!

*The fam had it over whole grain pasta with a side of roasted broc.
(sprayed with coconut oil spray & roasted for 25-30 minutes at 350)

I had mine over black bean spaghetti that I found at a local health food store!



Sprinkled each dish with about 2 tsp of Hemp Seeds for
some extra protein/healthy fat power!

Remember how I said leftover’s for 3 days?

The proof is in the not-so-professional pictures;
one day I will have a nice camera like everyone else
so you can see every nook & cranny of my food Winking smile

*Served over leftover black bean pasta,
roasted veggies, tomatoes, & kalamata olives
with a sprinkle of
Sea Kelp Seasoning!

*Black bean spaghetti, alfredo, olives, roasted veg.

*black bean spaghetti, olives, raw mushrooms, side of nori sheets,
& hemp seeds!

Speaking of HEMP SEEDS –
Brad from Hippie Butter has offered to giveaway
1 bag of toasted Hemp Seeds
1 bag of  raw Hemp Seeds
& 1 sample jar of Cacao Hippie Butter

That’s 3 winners!!

Did you know that
Hemp contains high levels of the recommended 3:1 ratio
of essential omega 6 and omega 3 fatty acids?

which have been shown to reduce the risk of
cardiovascular disease, stroke, osteoporosis and diabetes.

Hemp seeds are also very protein-rich!

making for a perfect plant based protein source!

I hope you enjoy this recipe!
Red heart
To enter the giveaway

Leave a comment telling me your favorite plant based meal for 2!

and also choose to tweet or post

“I am entering the #plantPOWER @hippiebutter giveaway
via @powercakes & @theloveofkale! #FitFluential”


Thank you to our #plantPOWER supporters!!

We will be announcing our winners on November 1st!

Also, feel free to use the coupon code XUG228 for your first order
www.iherb.com for some of the ingredients I used today!
*you will get $5 off your order under $40
and $10 off your first order over $40!

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113 responses to “#plantPOWER Pumpkin Alfredo & Hippie Butter Giveaway!”

  1. Brooke says:

    I am SO excited about this giveaway, because I have been DYING to try Hippie Butter!

    Ok, anyway, I am dragging my husband and 2 little ones with me on the plantpower journey at least one day a week…Meatless Mondays! We’ve had a couple of winners, but the top meal so far is baked veggie spaghetti squash (with carrots, zucchini, and tomato sauce). Even my extremely picky 5 year old liked that one! Another winner is cauliflower crust pizza :). I made theloveofkale’s vegan macaroni and cheese (with brown rice pasta) last week, and was surprised to get a great response to that from my mac and cheese loving kids! And this week was chocolatecoveredKatie’s sweet potato and black bean (I subbed lentils) chili and her “eggy” breakfast bread (really a socca bread). SO yummy!!!! 🙂

  2. Melissa says:

    I had an awesome plant-based meal for three (me plus two friends) last night. It was actually similar to yours — mine was pumpkin “mac ‘n cheese.” The sauce was made from pureed pumpkin, almond milk, nutritional yeast, Dijon mustard, garlic, onions, salt, pepper, and almond milk. We also mixed in some wilted swiss chard and some green peas. And we served it over gluten free pasta, too.

    I’d love to win those Hippie Butter prizes!

  3. Julie F says:

    Would love to win Hippie Butter!

    Favorite plant based meal is kinda boring. I make a veggie stir fry. Basically just whatever veggies are around over brown rice or quinoa.

  4. Sara Leptuch says:

    My favorite Plant based meal for two is a veggie tofu scramble. I take a little tofu and any veggies I have in the fridge and top with some nutritional yeast!

  5. Dolce says:

    This is an awesome giveaway! Lets se, my favorite plant based meal would have to be my momma’s veggie chili. I dont know the exact recipe, but i know she uses a variety of beans and yummy veggies! 🙂

  6. Love that recipe! I love anything with pumpkin in it and this looks amazing! I’ve been trying ti incorporate more hemp into my diet lately because I’ve been hearing so many great things about the benefits but have yet to try hippie butter!

  7. Kim Perry says:

    My favorite plant based meal for 2 is STIR FRY!
    I love adding tons of veggies and trying different sauces! So many possibilities! 🙂

  8. Ooh I’ve been eying hippie butter for quite some time now and haven’t been able to find it!

    I recently made this stacked roasted vegetable enchilada (http://www.perrysplate.com/2011/03/stacked-roasted-vegetable-enchiladas.html) and it’s amazing! So many delicious veggies and so healthy too! It’s more of a meal for 5 than a meal for 2 🙂

  9. Sarah says:

    My favorite plant based meal for 2 is baked refried black bean and sweet potatoes enchiladas topped with fresh guacamole!

  10. Cathryn says:

    Well, at the moment, my favorite plant based meal for 2 is vegan lentil meatballs over spaghetti squash….gotta love the fall season! 🙂

  11. Katie says:

    I would LOVE to try some hippie butter!

    So, lucky me, my boyfriend is a chef! And he makes us the most delicious plant based meals! I am a gluten free, dairy free, pescatarian. But there are many meals we have that have only veggies in it. My FAVORITE meal my boyfriend introduced me to is veggie lasagna! He takes eggplant, zucchini, tomatoes, mushrooms, spinach, kale… And anything else you want. He cuts the eggplant and zucchini and cuts them in long skinny strips. He either bakes the veggies or pan sautes them. Then you layer everything in a baking dish with your favorite (homemade or store bought) sauce. My fav store bought sauce is Rao’s!!! Anyway. Everyone should try this veggie based meal 🙂 it’s delish!

  12. Emily says:

    I would love to try Hippie Butter!!!

    My favorite meal two lately has been to roast a acorn squash (cut in half) and fill each half up with couscous, eggplant, kale or whatever other veggie I have and top with tomato sauce!!! YUM!

  13. i have never had hippie butter so i would love to try it. the best plant based meal for two would have to be mushroom cap mini pizzas with homemade tomato sauce and nooch as the ‘cheese’, maybe some tofu for some extra protein

  14. Veggie stir fry’s are always a good choice because then you can top it on anything! pasta, rice, fish!

  15. Georgiana says:

    My favorite veggie #PlantPower meal for two is a vegetarian bean chili – Hot comfort food for cold winter nights!

  16. Wendy says:

    Fun Hippie Butter! As the weather gets cooler, my favorite plant for two would be greens and black bean polenta! Big casserole, so lots of leftovers!

  17. megan says:

    one of my favorite plant-based meal for 2 is what my husband affectionately dubbed “trashy mac”! i roast up some finely chopped broccoli (the smaller the chop, the more evenly it gets distributed into the final dish) and some finely chopped wilted kale, mix with some veggie crumbles (quorn or boca both make a meatless “ground meat” that i like!), add to a basic daiya cheese sauce (almond milk with daiya cheese melted in and garlic powder, paprika, and a dash of cayenne mixed in!), and toss it all together with quinoa (or regular) pasta. serve with hot sauce for pouring on top…. sooooo good in a down-home, comfort-food kinda way!

    i would LOVVVVEEEE to win the hemp butter! out of all the giveaways so far this is definitely the one i am most excited about, i have been dying to try the plain hemp butter for a while now and i can’t find it anywhere!

  18. Caitlin says:

    My favorite plant based meal for 2 is a vegan pizza!

  19. Molly says:

    This looks so good! My favorite meal for two is pumpkin chili–so delicious in the fall.

  20. Lauren says:

    My favorite plant based meal (that I could eat pretty much all the time) would be a taco salad.
    With lettuce, spinach, black beans, tomato, avocado & bell pepper. Drizzled a chili-lime vinaigrette. Which consists of olive oil, lime juice, chili powder, & a tiny bit of agave.

    Have been wanting to try the hippie butter so bad! 🙂

  21. Emily says:

    I tweeted the giveaway!! 🙂

  22. i have heard so many amazing things about hippie butter and have been dying to try it!

    i love making pumpkin alfredo as well!
    another favorite meal i make for my fiance and i is baked tofu with some sort of veggie mixed in. sometimes stir fry. sometimes a kale mix. or really whatever i throw into a skillet. it works right?? 🙂

  23. Emily says:

    My favorite plant based meal for two is powerbowls! A lot of nights when I don’t have any plans on what to cook for my husband and I, I just empty the fridge and find as many veggies as possible to roast or sautee and throw it in a bowl with spinach, hummus, beans, ect! It’s so good and honestly one of my favorite meals!!

  24. Mikaela Ryan says:

    Mu favorite plant based meal is a giant Powerbowl with tons of veggies and nuts!

  25. This looks amazing!! I love those black bean noodles too – such delicious and tastes just like pasts! Can’t complain 😉

    My favorite plant based meal that serves 2 and MORE is spaghetti squash. I eat it with EVERYTHING. As a “pasta” substitute (I must love pasta), with a creamy alfredo like yours (which I will have to try), in salads, as a desert with cinnamon etc. Basically with anything!

    I’ve nvver tried hemp seeds so I am super stocked! I have heard GREAT things 🙂

  26. Lauren says:

    My favorite plant based meal for two is to cook a squash and stuff it with quinoa and veggies. This way each person has their delicious half! I serve it with delicious crusty bread!! Yum! Hope I win!

  27. Nadja says:

    wow your recipe looks delicious! i don’t know what’s my favourite meal for two but lately i tried some black beans and oregano soup and it was delicious!

  28. Christen Fengl says:

    My favorite plant based meal for 2 aka for myself and I 😉 is roasted sweet potato chunks that are sprinkled with cinnamon and chilli powder. I top this with flax seed, greek yogurt, peanut flour mixed with coconut flour, and my homemade cranberry sauce. Perfect for any meal/snack and I love every single bite!! I wish I knew you when you still went to SRU but maybe we can somehow meet up and talk because we have so many of the same interests!

  29. Tara says:

    Yum! My favorite plant power meal for two is a huge tray of roasted veggies. My favs are squash and kale!

  30. Kristen says:

    I have been wanting to try hemp seeds and would love to win some! Or the hippie butter… all three sound fabulous!

    My favorite plant-based meal for two is one that is perfect for cozy, autumn nights at home. I roast a spaghetti squash and scoop out the squash strands to use as the base (squash pasta). Then I make a stir-fry with the vegetables I get from my organic CSA: onions, sweet potatoes, turnips, and leafy greens. Depending on our cravings, I’ll do Asian-infused (liquid aminos, minced garlic and ginger, chili paste, bean sprouts), italian (marinara and mushrooms), or mexican (add black beans, jalepenos, cumin, chili powder). It’s a filling meal that my husband appreciates and even our kids will eat! 🙂

  31. Melissa R says:

    Id love to try hippie butter! Sounds like a fun company! My favorite plant power meal for two that I have with my boyfriend is anything Mexican- tacos, burritos, salads! We can customize them however like it, which works well for us!

  32. Pumpkin and mushroom pearl barley risotto or lasagna with the same basics!!!

  33. Melissa A says:

    As a GF gal, I cannot WAIT To try the black bean spaghetti. Genius! My favorite meal for 2 is actually similar – spaghetti squash topped with lots of mushrooms and other veggies, marinara, hemp seeds and nooch. Leftovers for days!

  34. Maya says:

    made a #mealfor2 for my dad for dinner – we had tomato, bean and pepper sauce – I had with quinoa, dad had it with wholewheat cous cous

  35. Brandy says:

    I would love to try the hippie butter! My favorite plant based meal is curried yellow splitpeas and chickpeas over black rice!

  36. Irene says:

    My favorite plant based meal for 2 is usually a quick quinoa salad with feta, kale/spinach, tomatoes, cucumbers, other veggies. Then I usually assault mine with a heavy hand of sriacha. Yum and quick!

  37. Becki says:

    Pumpkin Alfredo?! Yum!

    My favorite plant-based meal for two is roasted vegetable pasta salad. Speaking of, I haven’t made that in a while and need to get a move on.

  38. laura says:

    mmm this recipe may be a new fav, but currently I’m loving kale and quinoa salads with avocado!

  39. I’ve been wanting to try hippie butter!

    All of my girl friends say that my meals are already “for 2” because I eat so much more than them! They just don’t realize that their mini garden salad don’t have much PLANT POWER! I love making a big bowl of raw zucchini and topping it with a little chocolate protein powder frosting, almond butter, and unsweetened coconut! BEST DESSERT (okay dinner/breakfast/lunch/snack) EVER:)

  40. Hannah R. says:

    Must try this recipe!! One of my go to meals for two is a veggie stir fry with lots of brussel sprouts and zuchinni with a sauce made of nutritional yeast and sunflower seed butter!

  41. My favorite plant-based meal for two is burritos! Filled with rice, beans and lots and lots of veggies. My boyfriend and I don’t agree on much when it comes to food, but burritos we can!

  42. lindsay says:

    im dying to try this stuff! okay, plant based meal for 2? i love making a chickpea pasta with nutritional yeast and pimentos. oh and gluten free. My husband loooves this! i top it with chili pepper flakes. GOOD!

  43. Jenna Z says:

    Wow, favorite dish for 2? I love making stuffed acorn squash, you each get a half! I make a stuffing that has mainly mushrooms, onions and wild rice, some walnuts and sage and thyme, yummy!

  44. My favorite plant -based meal is anything with butternut squash in it.

  45. Olivia says:

    I love making fall themed plant based soups! This week I’ve been eating a lovely butternut squash carrot and cauliflower puréed soup. Yum!!

  46. Massive salads with customized toppings!

  47. Jara says:

    I love love love cauliflower crust pizza for two. Top it with lots of veggies! YUM!

  48. That sounds AHH MA ZING! I will def. have to try this out! My favorite plant based dinner has been my quinoa veggie pilaf stuffed acorn squash. It is a mouthful but delish!

  49. Lori Welsh says:

    Cauliflower crust pizza!!! It is so yummy I don’t feel so guilty eating half of it!!

  50. janette says:

    Mine favorite is rice protein and berry smoothie!

  51. Renata S says:

    Love chopped salads with lots of greens, avocado, tomatoes, nuts, apples, cranberries and oranges too! Load it up with veggies and fruits and I even add a spoonful of hemp seeds on top for an extra nutty crunch! Yum!

  52. Jessica says:

    Hippie Butter..never heard of it! Very cool tho…I love dishing up quinoa pasta, sauteed broccoli, peppers and mushrooms topped with EVOO and balsamic (okay, and maybe some feta 😉

  53. Annie says:

    My favorite plant based meal for 2 is spaghetti squash with lots of tomatoes and nutritional yeast.

  54. Amanda Fox says:

    My favorite plant based meal for 2 would have to be butternut squash in spaghetti or diced form with ANYTHING on the top of it. Sauteed spinach, veggie chili, anything! YUM!

  55. Rebecca says:

    I love peanut soba noodles. My favorite Asian dish!!

  56. Sami says:

    I’m so glad to have found your blog! 🙂 Just in time for this awesome giveaway. I really love zucchini noodles with marinara sauce and some skim mozzarella on top!

    I want to try that hippie butter so bad!

  57. Yuli says:

    So excited for hippie butter!!! Favorite plant based meal would be a roasted veggies!!

  58. Carlie says:

    My favorite plant based meal is chickpeas with pumpkin seeds and spinach 🙂 I have been wanting to try hemp seeds for soooooo long

  59. Yuli says:

    Tweeted as well 🙂

  60. filomena says:

    I have been dying to try hippie butter..would love, love to win this. My fav meal for 2 would be wraps, roasted veggies, black beans, tofu or walnut crumble, avocado, honey mustard and wrap it in a tortilla or collard with a side of sweet potato fries. Or panckaes, topped with chia seed jam, seed butter or maple syrup with fruit is also yummy.

  61. Elena Vo says:

    My favorite plant-based meal for two…

    Roasted tomatoes, asparagus, mushrooms and red onions over steamed and well-seasoned with sesame oil, Sriracha rooster sauce and soy sauce seaweed “noodles”.

    For appetizer, I make lettuce wraps with cucumbers, garlic, tomatoes, fresh dill weed and a pinch of salt.

    For dessert, I make “caramel” apples (blend dates, agave, coconut milk and a few drops of lemon juice for a healthy spin on caramel).

  62. Favorite dish for two is Parmesan Alfredo, hummus, spinach, garlic, hippie butter hulled hemp seeds with a side of fresh beer battered haddock.

  63. Elle says:

    I like to make a mixture of veggies and tomatoes and have it over some shredded spaghetti squash. Yum.

  64. Elle says:

    And I tweeted!

  65. Jordan D says:

    My favorite plant-based meal for two is a tofu stir fry. It may sound boring, but it’s simple, delicious, and easy to make in small batches. I tend to prefer to make larger meals to keep leftovers…I have a few amazing plant-based soups/chillis that are high in protein and freeze really well!

  66. Claire says:

    I like veggie lasagna!

  67. Katelyn Rose says:

    Well tonight was a big salad and a second big salad for lunch tomorrow! I’m a single person so my “meals for 2” are always dinner and lunch.

  68. Katelyn Rose says:

    And I tweeted @kikirosetweets 🙂

  69. Paige Becker says:

    I love veggie burgers because I can make several at once for dinner & future lunches! My husband likes his on a wheat bun and I usually wrap mine in a collard or serve it over a salad. 🙂

  70. Tracie says:

    Favorite Meal for 2? My hubby and I both love this smoothie that contains spinach, a frozen nanner, pb and chocolate protein powder. It’s so yummy! Making one in the am!

  71. Laurel C says:

    I live with my mom, and we love to make a kale and quinoa and zucchini saute with olive oil and garlic……oh man, so good and so healthy!

  72. sara says:

    Oh I would just love to try some hippie butter!! I love making roasted stuffed squash for my boyfriend and I..it’s perfect to use a half for each of us and mix it up with whatever we’re feeling for the filling 🙂

  73. Mmm Thats Looks Soo Good………… I’m Starving Lol……. Later

  74. Angie says:

    Never tried hemp seeds or hippie butter; I sure would love to…
    My favorite plant based meal for 2+ is veggie chilli. The main ingredient is cabbage. So so good!

  75. Oooooh I’ve been wanting to try hippie butter! I like a plain old salad or maybe some eggplant parmesan! 😀

  76. Rebeca E. says:

    Lately, I’m really enjoying making quinoa, blakc bean, and zuccini salad bowl. Super easy, and super delicious!
    I’ve never seen black bean spaghetti before, now I must go out and get some immediately!

  77. Mary Kate B. says:

    I love making spaghetti squash! I can add so much to it and I like it so much better than regular pasta 🙂

  78. Nicole F. says:

    I have been dying to try Hippie Butter ever since you mentioned it on the blog! Lately, my go-to plant-based meal for 2 (or four hungry girlfriends) is massaged kale salad with pepitas, green apple, roasted pumpkin and roasted brussel sprouts. The combination is awesome and I bet would be great topped with hemp seeds! Thanks for the giveaway!

  79. sophie says:

    Lately, my favourite meal for two is raw zucchini noodles with “alfredo sauce” (i.e. avocado + almond milk + spices + salt)…and then for dessert: pumpkin puree blended with almond butter, cocoa powder, and stevia 🙂

    Great giveaway!

  80. CarahCole says:

    Yum! I’ve been wanting to try Hippie’s products!
    My absolute favorite meal is simple and clean: grilled salmon, brown rice topped with avocado, and roasted brussel sprouts! Yummyness!

  81. Kerri says:

    Loving spaghetti squash with homemade marinara (lots of chunky veggies in there!) and some Nooch on the top! (But i am totally making the Pumpkin Alfredo sauce to top my Spaghetti Squash with this week!!)

  82. Joanna says:

    Oh yes, I’m definitely making this pumpkin alfredo.

  83. Raymond says:

    I enjoy cooking up quinoa with broccoli, cauliflower, fresh mushrooms and asparagus! Very filling and nutritious with the veggies!

  84. Ashley says:

    I love stir fried chickpeas & broccoli with a homemade sauce…thanks so much for the giveaway!

  85. Maddy says:

    Favorite plant power meal for 2 definitely has to be roasted kabocha, quinoa, beans, crispy kale, all topped with tahini sauce 🙂

  86. Andrea M says:

    am i too late, is the giveaway over?! My favorite plant based meal for 2 is stuffed portabellas 😀

  87. Rachel says:

    so hard to pick, maybe pasta with veggies, i add nutritional yeast and tofu if i wanna get fancy 😉

  88. Hope says:

    I found this recipe on powercakes Instagram posting. I tried it immediately. When I came home from work I cooked it. Left it in the pot, went to the gym and ran errands, came home maybe two hours later to reheat and served over a pasta….and it was terrible. It had a very very bitter taste. I can’t tell if its from the nutmeg or what but its a very strong, bitter taste. I’m so disappointed 🙁 I tried the sauce when I first made and it did not taste this way. My only logical explanation was that as I let it sit, the nutmeg became very overpowering to the entire sauce. That’s my theory…powercakes do you know what could have gone wrong? I still have left over ingredients and want to try again either with no nutmeg or 1 tsp. I followed directions exactly except I used fat free milk vs coconut milk. Help! Thanks

  89. One of my favorite meals for two is the quinoa with black beans I make in the crockpot. It is SO delicious! 🙂 I love Hemp so much! I just finished up my bag of hemp protein — I loved using it in chocolate bakes or stirred in with organic vanilla soy milk. YUM! 🙂

  90. Tonia says:

    My favorite plant power dish for two has got to be quinoa stirfried with veggies and tofu! Lots of spices too! yumm

  91. JR says:

    My favorite plant based meal for two is any kind of warm soup with lots of greens, beans, and veggies

  92. Kayleigh says:

    I have been doing a lot of cooking with pumpkin latley. I never thought about making an alfredo with it! I will be trying this recipe very soon. I have soooo many cans of pumpkin.

  93. Heather says:

    My fave plant powered meal for two was the time I made my dad and I a vegan/gf cauliflower crust pizza w/lots of veggie toppings! delish!! I’d love to try this hippie butter – never heard of it!

  94. Hannah R. says:

    I just cooked this pumpkin alfredo up for dinner tonight and it is so yummy. Thanks for a tasty recipe:) I’m looking forward to the leftovers this week!

  95. Amanda says:

    My favorite plant-based meal for two is anything my omni husband will eat! Love tempeh stir fries the best though

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