Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Tasty Tuesday

I am in no way shape or form a vegan or even a vegetarian for that matter. The truth is I enjoy chicken (not so much at the moment) , any type of fish or shellfish and yes even an occasional steak - rare! Or as my husband's late grandmother would say "chop off its ears, wipe its ^&* (rhymes with gas) and put it on a plate! She was from Texas and had been bitten by a rattlesnake on more than one occasion. Bottom line she was pretty tough. Anyway this weekend I was searching for an awesome mac 'n cheese recipe that I found online awhile ago and accidently lost. While doing so I came across this recipe that I decided to post especially for my friend Danielle at New Mommy Rant. To be honest I will probably never try it 'cause I also really love real cheese but never say never (especially if Stella ends up with a milk allergy like Madison had for the first 2 years)! Oh and check back later 'cause I have bathroom and pool updates and also need advice about something that happened at school with Madison yesterday but I don't have the time to get into right now!

Dairy Free Macaroni and Cheese (serves 2)

4 oz. elbow macaroni 1/3 cup nutritional yeast

1 T. flour 2 T. vegetable broth powder

1/3 cup dairy-free soymilk 2 T. Water

(use one with a thickening agent like Silk) 1 T. Tahini (aka sesame paste)

Salt, to tast

1. Boil about 3 cups of water in a small stockpot. Add elbow macaroni and cook until al dente, about 7 minutes. Drain in a colander and set aside.

2. Combine nutritional yeast, flour and vegetable broth powder in a small saucepan, mixing together until combined. Add soymilk, water and tahini, and turn on heat to medium-low, mixing until all the powder is dissolved and the sauce is smooth. Heat until just thickened and warm, about 2-3 minutes. Turn off heat and add salt to taste.

3. Add cooked macaroni to sauce pan, coating pasta well. Divide mixture into two bowls and serve warm.


Danielle said...

Yay! I will def. give this a try and let you know how it worked out.

Future Mom (Heather) said...

Macaroni & cheese - that's about my level of cooking but I think I would also miss the milk! On a side note, I think you are a celebrity baby blog reader...did you see that Tori Spelling named her baby girl Stella! Even though I am not a huge fan of her, the name is obviously awesome :)

Dana said...

so glad you post every tuesday... Looks like a good recipe.. I'd try it..