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.