There is always one person you really strive to impress with cooking. Maybe it's your parents, or your boyfriend, or you best friend. For me, it's my fabulous little brother. Fabulous, but very picky and carnivorous. So you can imagine my surprise when he actually liked the Penne Vodka I made!
The sharp vodka sauce is definitely not for the timid (or the hung-over). The pureed almonds added a nutty flavor and texture that was reminiscent of parmesan, and I added some nutritional yeast just to add some cheesiness. It was clearly a winner: Brett even went back for seconds!