Thursday, May 29, 2014

Sunflower Mac n Cheez, Fountain of Health Hummus.

I made a vegan mac n cheez today loosely based off the Veg News mac and cheese recipe. The base is usually cashews and some veggies like potato, carrots and shallots. Well I didn't have cashews so I used soaked sunflower seeds, potatoes, kabocha squash, onions, carrots and miso. Came out so creamy! I also added about 1/2 cup of Daiya and stirred it in at the end. Would you like some mac with your cheez?

Fountain of Health hummus now available at select RALPHS supermarkets in southern California! This is my favorite packaged hummus that I found on my last trip back to Montreal. It's made in Quebec (under Fontaine Sante) and it's so lovely. Creamy and fluffy and just perfect! I got two flavors. I hope they never stop selling it here. This made my day today.

On a bagel. Yummy snack.

Sunflower Mac n Cheez recipe

1/2 box of macaroni
1 potato, peeled and diced
1 onion, peeled and chopped
1/2 cup carrots, sliced
1/2 of a small kabocha squash, peeled and sliced
1 cup raw, hulled sunflower seeds that have been soaked in hot water for about 15 minutes
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 heaping tablespoon yellow miso
1/4 to 1/2 cup plain almond or soymilk
2 TB lemon juice
1 tsp. paprika
2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup Daiya cheese

Place the potatoes, onions, carrots and kabocha squash in a saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil and let simmer for about 15 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
Cook macaroni in salted water. While pasta is cooking: drain the sunflower seeds and put the sunflower seeds, garlic, miso, 1/4 cup almond milk, lemon juice, paprika and salt in a blender and blend until smooth. You may add more almond milk if it's not smooth enough.
When vegetables are cooked, drain the water that they were cooking in and add the vegetables to the sauce in the blender. Blend for about 2 minutes or until all ingredients come together and the sauce is smooth. When pasta is finished cooking, drain and put back into the pot. Add the sauce, stir in the Daiya. You can turn on the heat a little to get the Daiya to melt. Usually, the sauce will be pretty hot coming from my high speed blender.


Lovlie said...

Wow that Mac and Cheese looks so good! So indulgent, it's almost sinful. I love this humous brand. It's my favourite too! I love the roasted red pepper variety. Yummy! said...

That mac & cheese looks so great!

kmouse said...

Lovlie, The hummus is the best. I just ran out and must get some more!, Thank you!