Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Vegan Mac and Cheese


If you asked me what my favorite food was when I was six, the answer would have  been macaroni and cheese. If you asked me again at age sixteen, the answer would still be macaroni and cheese. And if you ask me now at age twenty-six, I would still say macaroni and cheese. What has changed over the years is how often I consume my favorite meal. The truth is, I hardy ever eat mac and cheese anymore. I have so many other (far healthier) foods that I love that I just don't feel the need to make it at home. Also, coincidentally, my husband hates (and I mean HATES) mac and cheese. So that's another reason why it's never on our dinner table.

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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5 comments:

  1. I made this today and I am absolutely in love with it! It's the best vegan macaroni and cheese I've ever had and it it was so simple to make. I honestly think I would prefer this over regular macaroni and cheese! I'm not a vegan, but this is definitely going to become a go-to recipe for me.

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