With the cooler weather soon to be upon us (I am not rushing it at all!!! I promise!!) I have been thinking about comfort foods and Mac and Cheese ALWAYS pops into my head when I think “comfort foods”! Creamy, delicious, hearty, filling… did I mention delicious… oh! And this version is packed with nutrition!! Woot, woot!
This vegan “cheesy” sauce is amazing used in a gorgeous Mac and Cheese creation and it can also be used on its own as a creamy “cheesy” dip or over vegetables to get all of that extra nutrition.
There are so many nutrients packed into this dish, including the fact that nutritional yeast is a source of a complete plant based protein. Always a big question from my clients about plant based eating… “where is the protein?” Here is it friends!
Imagine! All of these fab ingredients packed into one yummy scrummy sauce?!?
Below is the link to the WTNH segment with the recipe included and below, below is the recipe typed out.
So, click below and check it out!
Note: in the below video I had used Worcestershire sauce which I have taken out of the written recipe. I had the gross oversite that this sauce contains anchovies so is neither vegan nor vegetarian. Please note that if you watch the video. The recipe below that has been amended.
And below all of that, just a few extra fun photos 😉
Vegan Mac and Cheese
1 cup cashews pre-soaked
3 Tbsp nutritional yeast
2 Tbsp avocado oil
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp dry mustard powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1-2 cloves of garlic
1/2 sweet potato pre-boiled
1/2 white potato pre-boiled
2 carrots pre-boiled
1/4 cup water
Pasta of your choice
~Cook pasta of your choice according to directions on the package.
~Place all of the ingredients for the sauce in a food processor and blend very very well until very very smooth. If the consistency is too thick add a little water and keep blending.
~Pour vegan “cheesy” goodness over hot pasta and mix well.
*to prepare cashews, simply place into a dish and cover with water, let soak over night. For a quick soak, cover the cashews with boiled water for an hour.
*pre-cook potatoes and carrots :boil for 15 minutes or until tender.
*steamed broccoli is a great addition to this dish!http://sweetsimpledelicious.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/afcbb148-9f15-46bc-b35d-7b1cf5e88f8c.mov
I hope you love this as much as I do… I have to stop myself from eating the whole pot!! 🙈
Please let me know what you think!!