I would not say that I necessarily miss cheese. My body certainty do not miss it., but on a drunken occasion I could certainly do with some indulging on food that feels like junk food. I give you: The Not So Mac N' Cheese, Mac N' "Cheese!"
What is this witchcraft you ask!? Well, it's a handy recipe for yummy goodness that I found via a Tasty video on Facebook. 100% all of the credit goes to the brilliant minds of Tasty. I made a few tweaks on my own because I am SO BAD at following directions. I also wanted to make it a little less starchy and a little more healthy (ish.) I also suck at watching videos that show measurements, it all goes by way too fast! See below for full ingredient list:
MY VERSION INGREDIENTS:
(1) Large Carrots
(1) Onion (I had a large one so I only used half.)
1 Cup of Riced Cauliflower
1/2 Cup of Raw Cashews
(1) Tsp of Garlic Powder
(1) Tsp of Onion Powder
(1) Pinch of Pink Himalayan Salt
(2) Tbsp of Nutritional Yeast
(1) Tsp of Paprika
(1) Tsp of Pepper
1 Box of you're favorite noods (noodles) of choice. I used elbow noods. Cook those bad boys up and set aside.
Step 1: Boil Water
While your water is boiling peel and cut your potato, carrot and onion into large pieces.
Step 2: Once water is boiling, throw in the potato, carrot and onion into the water and let simmer for 10 minutes
Step 3: Once the potato, carrot and onion mix are done scoop them out and put them in a blender or food processor. DO NOT TOSS OUT THAT BOILED VEGGIE WATER YET. Take 1 and 1/2 cups and put it in the blender/food processor as well.
Step 4: Add in 1/2 cup of raw cashews, 1 cup of riced cauliflower along with all of the spices (onion powder, garlic powder, salt, pepper, paprika and nutritional yeast.
Step 5: Blend
Step 6: Add in more spices to taste if you so desire (since going vegan I am huge on spicy flavor)
Lastly pour over cooked noodles and boom! You have yourself some tasty and healthy Mac N' "Cheese"
Let me know if you try out this recipe and how you like it! Warning: please do not expect that gooey blend of what Velveeta gives you, the texture is not like that nor is it as thick but you can rest assured that your stomach will thank you for making this instead!
The test of time for me is getting Chris to try it and give his stamp of approval. Wish me luck!
Hi, I'm Rachel, CoolGirlConclusion, honestly, whatever you want to call me (as long as it is nice.) CoolGirlConclusion is my way of life. I believe in expressing yourself and putting good vibes out into the world. I believe that all creatures on this planet are earthlings and that we are all here to love and do some creating. These posts are the random thoughts & passion points in my life. Welcome to my head and my (non-animal tested & ethically responsible) obsessions.
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