Mac & Cheeze Please :)
Just so you know- I like to spell cheese, with a z, when I'm speaking of vegan 'cheese'. Unless I state it as cashew cheese. I just want to make sure ya'll know I can spell :)
Anywho back to the main reason of this posting. UM HELLO, I made the best thing ever, in all your comfort food dreams. I'm serious. Well, that is, if you like vegan food. But to be honest, my boo isn't vegan and would eat this any day if he had the choice I'm sure. I am seriously so thankful we both love garlic, onion & truffle, as much as we do. Cause that could be a bigggggg problem breath wise, if one of us didn't. Ha. Ok ya'll. So I love 'mac and cheese' with the shell pasta, but you can get the macaroni kind if you prefer. Or I've even see it done with rotini, and really liked it. Totally up to you!
First thing is first. Start soaking your cashews now. You'll need 1 cup. Soak them in water, for at least an hour. You can make your pasta now, al dente. Meaning slightly firm. Not cooked all the way, because you'll be baking it for 20 more minutes. And while your cooking the pasta, you can make your bread crumbs, and then you can make your cheeze sauce. And then you bake in the oven and then POOF your automatically in food heaven. It's CRAZY. :) K, all I'm gonna say now is. Your welcome. Go enjoy yourself now ya hear ;)
.: Mac & Cheeze:.
Makes 2 servings
4 cups water (boil)
2 cups pasta - I used whole wheat shells
Toast 2 pieces of Ezekiel Bread
Blend in food processor until you get your little baby crumbs
Add 1-2 tbsp olive oil and stir
Then add whatever spices you'd like, I added pink salt, black pepper, oregano, paprika & garlic powder.
1 cup cashews, soaked and drained
Nutritional Yeast (I used a little less than a 1/4 cup)
1-2 tbsp Lemon Juice
2 cloves garlic
1 tsp Pink Salt
1/2 tsp Cayenne Pepper
1 cup water
a dash of turmeric for color
In the food processor, I process all of the ingredients except for the water, for about 10 secs.
Then add in the water. I continue to taste my sauce as I blend, you can always add more cayenne, salt, lemon juice, if you'd like. But make sure to blend until a creamy texture occurs.
Then place sauce with the pasta and stir. Transfer to oven safe dish, and top with the bread crumbs
Bake in over at 375 for about 15-20 minutes.
Sooooooooooo GOOD. <3 TDK
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