Monday, January 19, 2009


finally finished my entry

vegan mac n cheese, an old favorite with a twist!

yes, im vegan, and i understand i am in a food moly exchange, but i love trying new things, and its always a fun challenge to make a recipe vegan. i also have a meat eating family, so finding a use for a non vegan recipe wont be too hard.

RECIPE: beware, its long!

Vegan Macaroni and “Cheese”
3 cups macaroni
1/4 cup butter substitute (earth balance margarine, ect.)
1/4 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups soymilk
1/4 cup nutritional
1/4 cup cornstarch
1 tablespoon flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup water
2 tablespoons oil
1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/2 cup breadcrumbs

You are going to need 3 pots for this recipe!
Pot One: Pasta.
Make pasta. Drain.
Pot Two: Rue.
Combine butter sub, flour, and salt over low heat. RUE!
When bubbling, gradually add the soy milk
Cook and stir until it is thick and begins to bubble.
Remove from heat and add the "cheese" from the third pot.
Pot Three: Cheese
Mix nutritional yeast, cornstarch, flour, and salt in a small saucepan.
Add water, oil, and mustard.
Cook until it thickens and bubbles.
Add it to the white sauce form the second pot.
Preheat oven to 375°F.
Mix cooked pasta with cheese sauce.
Pour into a greased casserole dish.
Top with bread crumbs, and any other spices you wish, paprika is a great option!

Bake for 30 minutes.

*a couple of things to note: although this is called mac n’ cheese, it doesn’t taste exactly like it, it has a different flavor, I personally like it better. This is a great dish to make if you are entertaining vegan friends or family, or just to try something new out! If you don’t know what Nutritional Yeast is, you can find it at any health food store, often in the bulk section. It looks like small yellow flakes. The “cheese” sauce is also great on top of steamed vegetables, or as a nacho cheese sauce. Use it any way you like! And one last thing, don’t be afraid to mix it up a little, as seen on the illustration, it tastes great with anything added, especially green things! Broccoli, green beans, peas, chilies (my personal favorite), spinach, bell peppers, cilantro, or parsley. Add whatever you like to really personalize the dish.

Question: are we printing many copies out and including then in the pocket, or are we just doing one copy, or writing them on the back....? whats the deal with that?

ready to send mine off! so excited


Lynne said...

I am putting on weight just reading these recipes :-))
thats great,very yummy :-)

you are right it is long, probably too long to be written on the back of your page....
I guess seeing as how we are putting the recipes up here on the blog we can print them off/copy them for ourselves.......I just don't know now....what do the rest of you think....shall we leave the recipe part for on the blog, and only write it in our books if we want to?

Anonymous said...

I printed my recipe out and then pasted on the back side of my moly. I like the recipes being in the book some how, whether pasted on the back or printed out and tucked in the back pocket. It should be part of the book in case something happens to the blog and for generations down the road.

Donna said...

thanks for explaining what nutritional yeast is. joining moly is very fun and educational! I love the veggies in your drawing.