Saturday, August 16, 2008

Vegan Mac n Cheese!

I've tried ever so many mac n "cheese" recipes and while they all have been good, I always want to try another recipe just to see if it's better. This one did not disappoint. If you haven't been to Vegan Dad's blog, you should check it out. He makes a lot of tasty comfort foods, kid friendly foods and vegan versions of old favorites. When he posted his mac and cheese recipe, I knew that I had to try it. This recipe requires nuts which makes the sauce so much creamier. He uses cashews, sunflower seeds and pine nuts, all of which I didn't have in my pantry so I substituted flaked almonds. It came out very tasty. I think if I used cashews it would have been even better. This recipe is definitely a keeper. You will find the recipe here.

Some pics. Sorry about the yucky flash photos.

Right out of the oven. I baked mine with panko bread crumbs on top. I wish I would have used normal bread crumbs as these didn't brown enough to my liking.

Plate of creamy goodness.

Note: This recipe has nutritional yeast in it. If you're wondering what that is, it is a vegetarian supplement which has a "cheesy" flavor. It comes in flakes or powder and is full of protein and B vitamins.
You can find this online or at Whole Foods market in the supplement aisle or at your local health food store.


Glue&Glitter said...

Ooh I'd never seen the Vegan Dad blog before! Thanks!!

Vegan Dad said...

I'm so glad it worked out. I have never actually baked it, but figured that since there was plenty of sauce it would be OK. Do try to cashews (the other nuts are rather optional) since they are mild and creamy.

Maria Maria said...

No, it isn’t cheese…even though it kind of looks like it.
Instead, it’s a creamy, flavorful alternative to the dairy stuff that will leave you richly satisfied in your decision to leave the cows alone. I always feel bad when a non-vegan tastes vegan “cheese” for the first time. Like, how can this stuff be described except to call it a cheese alternative? We all know that, in reality, not a single one of the veg “cheese” alternatives out there tastes like real cheese.ginecologo consulta medico pediatra medico doctor dermatologo veterinario veterinario ask to consulta abogado abogado abogado abogado abogado psicologo doctor psicologo abogado abogado Therefore, may I introduce you to not-real-cheese-but-still-delicious-creamy-yellow-sauce-over-macaroni?? Okay, that’s just way too cumbersome.