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Mushroom Carbonara

2T Olive Oil
1 Large Onion, Minced
4 Cloves Garlic, Minced finely
2 Large Portabello Caps, sliced thinly and diced
8 oz White Button Mushrooms, diced
8 oz Shitake Mushrooms, diced
10 oz Baby Bella Mushrooms, diced
2 t Thyme, dried
1/2 t Liquid Smoke
1 t Basil, dried
1/2 t Parsley, dried
1/2 t Smoked Paprika
1 lb Thin Spaghetti Noodles
1/4 c Earth Balance Margarine
1/4 c Flour
2 c Unsweetened Soy Milk
1 c Nutritional Yeast
1/2 t Mustard, dried
1/2 t Lemon Juice

Saute the onion in oil for 5 minutes, or until softened, on medium heat.
Add garlic and saute 2 more minutes.
Add mushrooms and lower heat to medium low and saute for 5 minutes.
Add Thyme, Liquid Smoke, Basil, Parsley and Paprika to the mushroom mixture and saute 10 more minutes.
Boil noodles to preferred doneness and drain in a collander, set aside.
In the large pasta pot add the Earth Balance and melt on medium high heat.
Once the margarine is melted add the flour and stir together.
Cook the roux for 2 minutes or until it darkens just a bit.
Gradually add the soy milk a little at a time, stirring well between each addition and returning to a low boil so as to not break the roux.
Once all the soy milk is added add the Nutritional Yeast and whisk together for a few minutes before adding the mustard and lemon juice.
When the sauce is thick enough for your tastes, gently fold in the mushroom mixture and then the noodles.
Serve with garlic toasted Focaccia bread.

Submitted by KL

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