Recently, I've thought more about my favorite childhood comfort food as I sit and watch my daughter devour a bowl of lentil soup. Or wolf down dried seaweed and lacto-fermented sauerkraut. My child will never know what neon-colored Kraft macaroni and cheese tastes like (not if I have any say over it, at least) and the foods that she has been exposed to at her ripe old age of sixteen months are completely different from what I grew up with as a child. And that's a good thing.
Don't get me wrong, I have nothing against the real deal mac and cheese. Homemade gooey deliciousness made with high quality cheese and milk. There's a time and place for that. But this time, I decided to introduce my daughter to mac and cheese in a new way. A vegan way. Made with whole whole wheat pasta and a super flavorful creamy sauce that just so happens to contain vegetables without a hint of milk of cheese. It's not the "real deal" but it's an absolutely excellent alternative that I truly believe even the die-hard mac and cheese lovers with adore.
Vegan Mac and Cheese
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