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Do You Know Why These States Banned Happy Hour?

Do You Know Why These States Banned Happy Hour?

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Does your state allow happy hour?

If you live in a state that allows happy hour, you probably didn’t realize that the “happy hour ban” is actually a thing. If you live in one that doesn’t allow it, this may be old news to you.

That being said, yes, banning happy hour is common across the United States. Whether your home state allows it or not, did you ever wonder why they would do such a thing?

According to Time, the reasoning behind banning happy hour is that it discourages binge drinking. Apparently, selling drinks at a discounted price or giving away free alcohol will encourage customers to drink more, which increases alcohol-related problems like public indecency and drunk driving. In fact, some organizations, like Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), aren’t opposed to the idea of banning happy hour all together. Don’t worry — there are still only eight states that won’t allow it.

The eight states that have a ban on happy hour are Alaska, Indiana, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, Utah, and Vermont.

Overall, the theory about happy hour is that it promotes binge drinking. Do you agree? What’s your home state’s take on god ol’ happy hour? Do you think banning happy hour prevents alcohol-related issues, or does it just make these states unhappy?

The accompanying slideshow is provided by special contributor, Juliet Tierney.


Gigi Hadid Made An Amazing Vodka Sauce Pasta On Her Instagram Stories — Here's The Recipe

Shortly after news came out that our favorite supermodel, Gigi Hadid, was pregnant with long-time boyfriend Zayn Malik, she retreated to her Instagram stories to make our favorite comfort food: pasta.

I'm usually not one to give in to celebrity Instagram recipes, but honestly? This one looked so good, I couldn't resist. Plus, you might remember that the girl won "Celebrity MasterChef" once upon a time. If she's good enough not to get cursed out of Gordon Ramsay's kitchen, who am I to brush off her recipe?

This wasn't a typical vodka sauce (she didn't use vodka in her version, of course). It was filled with cream, butter, and cheese — the holy trinity of good Italian cooking. Unfortunately, I'm lactose-intolerant, so I made a few adjustments. But even then, the recipe was delicious. I doubled the recipe and also made it gluten-free for my celiac-ridden family one evening and we all agreed it was the best pasta we've ever had, so I can't even imagine what Gigi's OG version tastes like.

Personally, I'm blind as a bat. So, if you're an expert at zooming in on screenshots, then be my guest. Personally, I had to write everything down on a piece of paper. So if you're anything like me, this will be of great use:

Ingredients:

- 1/2 cup heavy cream (substitute unsweetened oat milk or cashew milk —make sure to read ingredient labels for hidden sugar — for dairy-free version)

- red pepper flakes to taste

- 1 tbsp butter (substitute vegan butter for dairy-free version)

- 1/4 cup parmesan cheese (substitute nutritional yeast for dairy-free version)

- half box desired pasta (she used shells, I used gluten-free brown rice pasta)

1. While cooking pasta in a separate pot, start a separate pan large enough to hold all pasta and sauce when the recipe is complete.

2. In it, heat up the olive oil, diced clove of garlic, and shallot (onions work too, like Gigi mentions) till they're all soft.

3. Add in the tomato paste and cook till it gets darker and the onions caramelize.

4. Stir in the vodka, and cook it till it evaporates. (She skipped this step.)

5. Stir in the heavy cream. (This is where I put in oat milk.)

6. Add in your desired amount of red pepper flakes. She used 1 tsp but my family enjoys spice, so I put in nearly 4 tbsps.

7. By now, your pasta should be done cooking. Before straining it, use a ladle or spoon to take out about 1/4 cup of pasta water to add to your sauce mixture.

8. Strain pasta and add it to the sauce along with 1 tbsp of (vegan) butter.

9. Stir in parmesan cheese or nutritional yeast and add salt and pepper to taste. Mine honestly didn't need any after this.

Trust me, there won't be leftovers.

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Gigi Hadid Made An Amazing Vodka Sauce Pasta On Her Instagram Stories — Here's The Recipe

Shortly after news came out that our favorite supermodel, Gigi Hadid, was pregnant with long-time boyfriend Zayn Malik, she retreated to her Instagram stories to make our favorite comfort food: pasta.

I'm usually not one to give in to celebrity Instagram recipes, but honestly? This one looked so good, I couldn't resist. Plus, you might remember that the girl won "Celebrity MasterChef" once upon a time. If she's good enough not to get cursed out of Gordon Ramsay's kitchen, who am I to brush off her recipe?

This wasn't a typical vodka sauce (she didn't use vodka in her version, of course). It was filled with cream, butter, and cheese — the holy trinity of good Italian cooking. Unfortunately, I'm lactose-intolerant, so I made a few adjustments. But even then, the recipe was delicious. I doubled the recipe and also made it gluten-free for my celiac-ridden family one evening and we all agreed it was the best pasta we've ever had, so I can't even imagine what Gigi's OG version tastes like.

Personally, I'm blind as a bat. So, if you're an expert at zooming in on screenshots, then be my guest. Personally, I had to write everything down on a piece of paper. So if you're anything like me, this will be of great use:

Ingredients:

- 1/2 cup heavy cream (substitute unsweetened oat milk or cashew milk —make sure to read ingredient labels for hidden sugar — for dairy-free version)

- red pepper flakes to taste

- 1 tbsp butter (substitute vegan butter for dairy-free version)

- 1/4 cup parmesan cheese (substitute nutritional yeast for dairy-free version)

- half box desired pasta (she used shells, I used gluten-free brown rice pasta)

1. While cooking pasta in a separate pot, start a separate pan large enough to hold all pasta and sauce when the recipe is complete.

2. In it, heat up the olive oil, diced clove of garlic, and shallot (onions work too, like Gigi mentions) till they're all soft.

3. Add in the tomato paste and cook till it gets darker and the onions caramelize.

4. Stir in the vodka, and cook it till it evaporates. (She skipped this step.)

5. Stir in the heavy cream. (This is where I put in oat milk.)

6. Add in your desired amount of red pepper flakes. She used 1 tsp but my family enjoys spice, so I put in nearly 4 tbsps.

7. By now, your pasta should be done cooking. Before straining it, use a ladle or spoon to take out about 1/4 cup of pasta water to add to your sauce mixture.

8. Strain pasta and add it to the sauce along with 1 tbsp of (vegan) butter.

9. Stir in parmesan cheese or nutritional yeast and add salt and pepper to taste. Mine honestly didn't need any after this.

Trust me, there won't be leftovers.

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Gigi Hadid Made An Amazing Vodka Sauce Pasta On Her Instagram Stories — Here's The Recipe

Shortly after news came out that our favorite supermodel, Gigi Hadid, was pregnant with long-time boyfriend Zayn Malik, she retreated to her Instagram stories to make our favorite comfort food: pasta.

I'm usually not one to give in to celebrity Instagram recipes, but honestly? This one looked so good, I couldn't resist. Plus, you might remember that the girl won "Celebrity MasterChef" once upon a time. If she's good enough not to get cursed out of Gordon Ramsay's kitchen, who am I to brush off her recipe?

This wasn't a typical vodka sauce (she didn't use vodka in her version, of course). It was filled with cream, butter, and cheese — the holy trinity of good Italian cooking. Unfortunately, I'm lactose-intolerant, so I made a few adjustments. But even then, the recipe was delicious. I doubled the recipe and also made it gluten-free for my celiac-ridden family one evening and we all agreed it was the best pasta we've ever had, so I can't even imagine what Gigi's OG version tastes like.

Personally, I'm blind as a bat. So, if you're an expert at zooming in on screenshots, then be my guest. Personally, I had to write everything down on a piece of paper. So if you're anything like me, this will be of great use:

Ingredients:

- 1/2 cup heavy cream (substitute unsweetened oat milk or cashew milk —make sure to read ingredient labels for hidden sugar — for dairy-free version)

- red pepper flakes to taste

- 1 tbsp butter (substitute vegan butter for dairy-free version)

- 1/4 cup parmesan cheese (substitute nutritional yeast for dairy-free version)

- half box desired pasta (she used shells, I used gluten-free brown rice pasta)

1. While cooking pasta in a separate pot, start a separate pan large enough to hold all pasta and sauce when the recipe is complete.

2. In it, heat up the olive oil, diced clove of garlic, and shallot (onions work too, like Gigi mentions) till they're all soft.

3. Add in the tomato paste and cook till it gets darker and the onions caramelize.

4. Stir in the vodka, and cook it till it evaporates. (She skipped this step.)

5. Stir in the heavy cream. (This is where I put in oat milk.)

6. Add in your desired amount of red pepper flakes. She used 1 tsp but my family enjoys spice, so I put in nearly 4 tbsps.

7. By now, your pasta should be done cooking. Before straining it, use a ladle or spoon to take out about 1/4 cup of pasta water to add to your sauce mixture.

8. Strain pasta and add it to the sauce along with 1 tbsp of (vegan) butter.

9. Stir in parmesan cheese or nutritional yeast and add salt and pepper to taste. Mine honestly didn't need any after this.

Trust me, there won't be leftovers.

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Gigi Hadid Made An Amazing Vodka Sauce Pasta On Her Instagram Stories — Here's The Recipe

Shortly after news came out that our favorite supermodel, Gigi Hadid, was pregnant with long-time boyfriend Zayn Malik, she retreated to her Instagram stories to make our favorite comfort food: pasta.

I'm usually not one to give in to celebrity Instagram recipes, but honestly? This one looked so good, I couldn't resist. Plus, you might remember that the girl won "Celebrity MasterChef" once upon a time. If she's good enough not to get cursed out of Gordon Ramsay's kitchen, who am I to brush off her recipe?

This wasn't a typical vodka sauce (she didn't use vodka in her version, of course). It was filled with cream, butter, and cheese — the holy trinity of good Italian cooking. Unfortunately, I'm lactose-intolerant, so I made a few adjustments. But even then, the recipe was delicious. I doubled the recipe and also made it gluten-free for my celiac-ridden family one evening and we all agreed it was the best pasta we've ever had, so I can't even imagine what Gigi's OG version tastes like.

Personally, I'm blind as a bat. So, if you're an expert at zooming in on screenshots, then be my guest. Personally, I had to write everything down on a piece of paper. So if you're anything like me, this will be of great use:

Ingredients:

- 1/2 cup heavy cream (substitute unsweetened oat milk or cashew milk —make sure to read ingredient labels for hidden sugar — for dairy-free version)

- red pepper flakes to taste

- 1 tbsp butter (substitute vegan butter for dairy-free version)

- 1/4 cup parmesan cheese (substitute nutritional yeast for dairy-free version)

- half box desired pasta (she used shells, I used gluten-free brown rice pasta)

1. While cooking pasta in a separate pot, start a separate pan large enough to hold all pasta and sauce when the recipe is complete.

2. In it, heat up the olive oil, diced clove of garlic, and shallot (onions work too, like Gigi mentions) till they're all soft.

3. Add in the tomato paste and cook till it gets darker and the onions caramelize.

4. Stir in the vodka, and cook it till it evaporates. (She skipped this step.)

5. Stir in the heavy cream. (This is where I put in oat milk.)

6. Add in your desired amount of red pepper flakes. She used 1 tsp but my family enjoys spice, so I put in nearly 4 tbsps.

7. By now, your pasta should be done cooking. Before straining it, use a ladle or spoon to take out about 1/4 cup of pasta water to add to your sauce mixture.

8. Strain pasta and add it to the sauce along with 1 tbsp of (vegan) butter.

9. Stir in parmesan cheese or nutritional yeast and add salt and pepper to taste. Mine honestly didn't need any after this.

Trust me, there won't be leftovers.

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Gigi Hadid Made An Amazing Vodka Sauce Pasta On Her Instagram Stories — Here's The Recipe

Shortly after news came out that our favorite supermodel, Gigi Hadid, was pregnant with long-time boyfriend Zayn Malik, she retreated to her Instagram stories to make our favorite comfort food: pasta.

I'm usually not one to give in to celebrity Instagram recipes, but honestly? This one looked so good, I couldn't resist. Plus, you might remember that the girl won "Celebrity MasterChef" once upon a time. If she's good enough not to get cursed out of Gordon Ramsay's kitchen, who am I to brush off her recipe?

This wasn't a typical vodka sauce (she didn't use vodka in her version, of course). It was filled with cream, butter, and cheese — the holy trinity of good Italian cooking. Unfortunately, I'm lactose-intolerant, so I made a few adjustments. But even then, the recipe was delicious. I doubled the recipe and also made it gluten-free for my celiac-ridden family one evening and we all agreed it was the best pasta we've ever had, so I can't even imagine what Gigi's OG version tastes like.

Personally, I'm blind as a bat. So, if you're an expert at zooming in on screenshots, then be my guest. Personally, I had to write everything down on a piece of paper. So if you're anything like me, this will be of great use:

Ingredients:

- 1/2 cup heavy cream (substitute unsweetened oat milk or cashew milk —make sure to read ingredient labels for hidden sugar — for dairy-free version)

- red pepper flakes to taste

- 1 tbsp butter (substitute vegan butter for dairy-free version)

- 1/4 cup parmesan cheese (substitute nutritional yeast for dairy-free version)

- half box desired pasta (she used shells, I used gluten-free brown rice pasta)

1. While cooking pasta in a separate pot, start a separate pan large enough to hold all pasta and sauce when the recipe is complete.

2. In it, heat up the olive oil, diced clove of garlic, and shallot (onions work too, like Gigi mentions) till they're all soft.

3. Add in the tomato paste and cook till it gets darker and the onions caramelize.

4. Stir in the vodka, and cook it till it evaporates. (She skipped this step.)

5. Stir in the heavy cream. (This is where I put in oat milk.)

6. Add in your desired amount of red pepper flakes. She used 1 tsp but my family enjoys spice, so I put in nearly 4 tbsps.

7. By now, your pasta should be done cooking. Before straining it, use a ladle or spoon to take out about 1/4 cup of pasta water to add to your sauce mixture.

8. Strain pasta and add it to the sauce along with 1 tbsp of (vegan) butter.

9. Stir in parmesan cheese or nutritional yeast and add salt and pepper to taste. Mine honestly didn't need any after this.

Trust me, there won't be leftovers.

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Gigi Hadid Made An Amazing Vodka Sauce Pasta On Her Instagram Stories — Here's The Recipe

Shortly after news came out that our favorite supermodel, Gigi Hadid, was pregnant with long-time boyfriend Zayn Malik, she retreated to her Instagram stories to make our favorite comfort food: pasta.

I'm usually not one to give in to celebrity Instagram recipes, but honestly? This one looked so good, I couldn't resist. Plus, you might remember that the girl won "Celebrity MasterChef" once upon a time. If she's good enough not to get cursed out of Gordon Ramsay's kitchen, who am I to brush off her recipe?

This wasn't a typical vodka sauce (she didn't use vodka in her version, of course). It was filled with cream, butter, and cheese — the holy trinity of good Italian cooking. Unfortunately, I'm lactose-intolerant, so I made a few adjustments. But even then, the recipe was delicious. I doubled the recipe and also made it gluten-free for my celiac-ridden family one evening and we all agreed it was the best pasta we've ever had, so I can't even imagine what Gigi's OG version tastes like.

Personally, I'm blind as a bat. So, if you're an expert at zooming in on screenshots, then be my guest. Personally, I had to write everything down on a piece of paper. So if you're anything like me, this will be of great use:

Ingredients:

- 1/2 cup heavy cream (substitute unsweetened oat milk or cashew milk —make sure to read ingredient labels for hidden sugar — for dairy-free version)

- red pepper flakes to taste

- 1 tbsp butter (substitute vegan butter for dairy-free version)

- 1/4 cup parmesan cheese (substitute nutritional yeast for dairy-free version)

- half box desired pasta (she used shells, I used gluten-free brown rice pasta)

1. While cooking pasta in a separate pot, start a separate pan large enough to hold all pasta and sauce when the recipe is complete.

2. In it, heat up the olive oil, diced clove of garlic, and shallot (onions work too, like Gigi mentions) till they're all soft.

3. Add in the tomato paste and cook till it gets darker and the onions caramelize.

4. Stir in the vodka, and cook it till it evaporates. (She skipped this step.)

5. Stir in the heavy cream. (This is where I put in oat milk.)

6. Add in your desired amount of red pepper flakes. She used 1 tsp but my family enjoys spice, so I put in nearly 4 tbsps.

7. By now, your pasta should be done cooking. Before straining it, use a ladle or spoon to take out about 1/4 cup of pasta water to add to your sauce mixture.

8. Strain pasta and add it to the sauce along with 1 tbsp of (vegan) butter.

9. Stir in parmesan cheese or nutritional yeast and add salt and pepper to taste. Mine honestly didn't need any after this.

Trust me, there won't be leftovers.

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Gigi Hadid Made An Amazing Vodka Sauce Pasta On Her Instagram Stories — Here's The Recipe

Shortly after news came out that our favorite supermodel, Gigi Hadid, was pregnant with long-time boyfriend Zayn Malik, she retreated to her Instagram stories to make our favorite comfort food: pasta.

I'm usually not one to give in to celebrity Instagram recipes, but honestly? This one looked so good, I couldn't resist. Plus, you might remember that the girl won "Celebrity MasterChef" once upon a time. If she's good enough not to get cursed out of Gordon Ramsay's kitchen, who am I to brush off her recipe?

This wasn't a typical vodka sauce (she didn't use vodka in her version, of course). It was filled with cream, butter, and cheese — the holy trinity of good Italian cooking. Unfortunately, I'm lactose-intolerant, so I made a few adjustments. But even then, the recipe was delicious. I doubled the recipe and also made it gluten-free for my celiac-ridden family one evening and we all agreed it was the best pasta we've ever had, so I can't even imagine what Gigi's OG version tastes like.

Personally, I'm blind as a bat. So, if you're an expert at zooming in on screenshots, then be my guest. Personally, I had to write everything down on a piece of paper. So if you're anything like me, this will be of great use:

Ingredients:

- 1/2 cup heavy cream (substitute unsweetened oat milk or cashew milk —make sure to read ingredient labels for hidden sugar — for dairy-free version)

- red pepper flakes to taste

- 1 tbsp butter (substitute vegan butter for dairy-free version)

- 1/4 cup parmesan cheese (substitute nutritional yeast for dairy-free version)

- half box desired pasta (she used shells, I used gluten-free brown rice pasta)

1. While cooking pasta in a separate pot, start a separate pan large enough to hold all pasta and sauce when the recipe is complete.

2. In it, heat up the olive oil, diced clove of garlic, and shallot (onions work too, like Gigi mentions) till they're all soft.

3. Add in the tomato paste and cook till it gets darker and the onions caramelize.

4. Stir in the vodka, and cook it till it evaporates. (She skipped this step.)

5. Stir in the heavy cream. (This is where I put in oat milk.)

6. Add in your desired amount of red pepper flakes. She used 1 tsp but my family enjoys spice, so I put in nearly 4 tbsps.

7. By now, your pasta should be done cooking. Before straining it, use a ladle or spoon to take out about 1/4 cup of pasta water to add to your sauce mixture.

8. Strain pasta and add it to the sauce along with 1 tbsp of (vegan) butter.

9. Stir in parmesan cheese or nutritional yeast and add salt and pepper to taste. Mine honestly didn't need any after this.

Trust me, there won't be leftovers.

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Gigi Hadid Made An Amazing Vodka Sauce Pasta On Her Instagram Stories — Here's The Recipe

Shortly after news came out that our favorite supermodel, Gigi Hadid, was pregnant with long-time boyfriend Zayn Malik, she retreated to her Instagram stories to make our favorite comfort food: pasta.

I'm usually not one to give in to celebrity Instagram recipes, but honestly? This one looked so good, I couldn't resist. Plus, you might remember that the girl won "Celebrity MasterChef" once upon a time. If she's good enough not to get cursed out of Gordon Ramsay's kitchen, who am I to brush off her recipe?

This wasn't a typical vodka sauce (she didn't use vodka in her version, of course). It was filled with cream, butter, and cheese — the holy trinity of good Italian cooking. Unfortunately, I'm lactose-intolerant, so I made a few adjustments. But even then, the recipe was delicious. I doubled the recipe and also made it gluten-free for my celiac-ridden family one evening and we all agreed it was the best pasta we've ever had, so I can't even imagine what Gigi's OG version tastes like.

Personally, I'm blind as a bat. So, if you're an expert at zooming in on screenshots, then be my guest. Personally, I had to write everything down on a piece of paper. So if you're anything like me, this will be of great use:

Ingredients:

- 1/2 cup heavy cream (substitute unsweetened oat milk or cashew milk —make sure to read ingredient labels for hidden sugar — for dairy-free version)

- red pepper flakes to taste

- 1 tbsp butter (substitute vegan butter for dairy-free version)

- 1/4 cup parmesan cheese (substitute nutritional yeast for dairy-free version)

- half box desired pasta (she used shells, I used gluten-free brown rice pasta)

1. While cooking pasta in a separate pot, start a separate pan large enough to hold all pasta and sauce when the recipe is complete.

2. In it, heat up the olive oil, diced clove of garlic, and shallot (onions work too, like Gigi mentions) till they're all soft.

3. Add in the tomato paste and cook till it gets darker and the onions caramelize.

4. Stir in the vodka, and cook it till it evaporates. (She skipped this step.)

5. Stir in the heavy cream. (This is where I put in oat milk.)

6. Add in your desired amount of red pepper flakes. She used 1 tsp but my family enjoys spice, so I put in nearly 4 tbsps.

7. By now, your pasta should be done cooking. Before straining it, use a ladle or spoon to take out about 1/4 cup of pasta water to add to your sauce mixture.

8. Strain pasta and add it to the sauce along with 1 tbsp of (vegan) butter.

9. Stir in parmesan cheese or nutritional yeast and add salt and pepper to taste. Mine honestly didn't need any after this.

Trust me, there won't be leftovers.

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Gigi Hadid Made An Amazing Vodka Sauce Pasta On Her Instagram Stories — Here's The Recipe

Shortly after news came out that our favorite supermodel, Gigi Hadid, was pregnant with long-time boyfriend Zayn Malik, she retreated to her Instagram stories to make our favorite comfort food: pasta.

I'm usually not one to give in to celebrity Instagram recipes, but honestly? This one looked so good, I couldn't resist. Plus, you might remember that the girl won "Celebrity MasterChef" once upon a time. If she's good enough not to get cursed out of Gordon Ramsay's kitchen, who am I to brush off her recipe?

This wasn't a typical vodka sauce (she didn't use vodka in her version, of course). It was filled with cream, butter, and cheese — the holy trinity of good Italian cooking. Unfortunately, I'm lactose-intolerant, so I made a few adjustments. But even then, the recipe was delicious. I doubled the recipe and also made it gluten-free for my celiac-ridden family one evening and we all agreed it was the best pasta we've ever had, so I can't even imagine what Gigi's OG version tastes like.

Personally, I'm blind as a bat. So, if you're an expert at zooming in on screenshots, then be my guest. Personally, I had to write everything down on a piece of paper. So if you're anything like me, this will be of great use:

Ingredients:

- 1/2 cup heavy cream (substitute unsweetened oat milk or cashew milk —make sure to read ingredient labels for hidden sugar — for dairy-free version)

- red pepper flakes to taste

- 1 tbsp butter (substitute vegan butter for dairy-free version)

- 1/4 cup parmesan cheese (substitute nutritional yeast for dairy-free version)

- half box desired pasta (she used shells, I used gluten-free brown rice pasta)

1. While cooking pasta in a separate pot, start a separate pan large enough to hold all pasta and sauce when the recipe is complete.

2. In it, heat up the olive oil, diced clove of garlic, and shallot (onions work too, like Gigi mentions) till they're all soft.

3. Add in the tomato paste and cook till it gets darker and the onions caramelize.

4. Stir in the vodka, and cook it till it evaporates. (She skipped this step.)

5. Stir in the heavy cream. (This is where I put in oat milk.)

6. Add in your desired amount of red pepper flakes. She used 1 tsp but my family enjoys spice, so I put in nearly 4 tbsps.

7. By now, your pasta should be done cooking. Before straining it, use a ladle or spoon to take out about 1/4 cup of pasta water to add to your sauce mixture.

8. Strain pasta and add it to the sauce along with 1 tbsp of (vegan) butter.

9. Stir in parmesan cheese or nutritional yeast and add salt and pepper to taste. Mine honestly didn't need any after this.

Trust me, there won't be leftovers.

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Gigi Hadid Made An Amazing Vodka Sauce Pasta On Her Instagram Stories — Here's The Recipe

Shortly after news came out that our favorite supermodel, Gigi Hadid, was pregnant with long-time boyfriend Zayn Malik, she retreated to her Instagram stories to make our favorite comfort food: pasta.

I'm usually not one to give in to celebrity Instagram recipes, but honestly? This one looked so good, I couldn't resist. Plus, you might remember that the girl won "Celebrity MasterChef" once upon a time. If she's good enough not to get cursed out of Gordon Ramsay's kitchen, who am I to brush off her recipe?

This wasn't a typical vodka sauce (she didn't use vodka in her version, of course). It was filled with cream, butter, and cheese — the holy trinity of good Italian cooking. Unfortunately, I'm lactose-intolerant, so I made a few adjustments. But even then, the recipe was delicious. I doubled the recipe and also made it gluten-free for my celiac-ridden family one evening and we all agreed it was the best pasta we've ever had, so I can't even imagine what Gigi's OG version tastes like.

Personally, I'm blind as a bat. So, if you're an expert at zooming in on screenshots, then be my guest. Personally, I had to write everything down on a piece of paper. So if you're anything like me, this will be of great use:

Ingredients:

- 1/2 cup heavy cream (substitute unsweetened oat milk or cashew milk —make sure to read ingredient labels for hidden sugar — for dairy-free version)

- red pepper flakes to taste

- 1 tbsp butter (substitute vegan butter for dairy-free version)

- 1/4 cup parmesan cheese (substitute nutritional yeast for dairy-free version)

- half box desired pasta (she used shells, I used gluten-free brown rice pasta)

1. While cooking pasta in a separate pot, start a separate pan large enough to hold all pasta and sauce when the recipe is complete.

2. In it, heat up the olive oil, diced clove of garlic, and shallot (onions work too, like Gigi mentions) till they're all soft.

3. Add in the tomato paste and cook till it gets darker and the onions caramelize.

4. Stir in the vodka, and cook it till it evaporates. (She skipped this step.)

5. Stir in the heavy cream. (This is where I put in oat milk.)

6. Add in your desired amount of red pepper flakes. She used 1 tsp but my family enjoys spice, so I put in nearly 4 tbsps.

7. By now, your pasta should be done cooking. Before straining it, use a ladle or spoon to take out about 1/4 cup of pasta water to add to your sauce mixture.

8. Strain pasta and add it to the sauce along with 1 tbsp of (vegan) butter.

9. Stir in parmesan cheese or nutritional yeast and add salt and pepper to taste. Mine honestly didn't need any after this.

Trust me, there won't be leftovers.

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