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Mac & Cheese
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This is it…How to make the world’s best homemade vegan mac and cheese without spending hours in the kitchen even if you’re not a top notch cook!

Ok Planti-Ful People!

I have spent months trying out, eating and crying over mac and cheese recipes.

A rainy cold day calls for mac and cheese. A sad day in the family calls for mac and cheese. A day of hiking and needing something heavy calls for mac and cheese. Leftover chilli calls for mac and cheese…true comfort food!

What mac and cheese should not be is a pain in the butt. It all started with a box and pack of processed powdered cheese. So why should you be roasting, blending and shopping all day for this recipe. You Shouldn’t!

On the day I perfected this recipe, I started at 4:15 pm. I made the noodles, sauce, homemade breadcrumbs and green beans all in 28 minutes. Dinner was made way too early. IMAGINE that.

So here you go…It’s your turn to make a quick dinner!

This recipe was good for two adults and two kids, so you may want to double it!

 

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup cashews – soaked for one hour (or just do it before you leave the house for work…let’s make it EASY!)
  • 2 Tbsp of tomato sauce or pizza sauce
  • 2 Tbsp nutritional yeast (“nooch”)
  • 3 Tbsp lemon juice (the real stuff, please)
  • 4 Tbsp water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • Pepper to taste
  • 1 package of noodles of your choice (it’s always elbow and gluten free around here)
  • ½ cup of breadcrumbs, if you so desire. I crumble two pieces of bread and dry fry with some salt and herbs.
  • Optional toppings: thinly sliced scallions, vegan un-bacon bits, dried or fresh chives

 

Directions:

  • Boil noodles as directed
  • In a blender combine all ingredients (except for noodles and breadcrumbs) and blend until really smooth. You can add extra water – a teaspoon at a time for desired thickness.
  • Do not rinse noodles. Put in your serving dish and mix with sauce.
  • Top as desired.
  • If you want to you can place in the oven before serving. If that is the case, make the sauce a bit thinner as it will thicken in the oven.
  • Enjoy!

~ Plant Trainers

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