Cookbook Review: Vegan Mac and Cheese – More than 50 Delicious Plant-Based Recipes for the Ultimate Comfort Food by Robin Robertson (2019)

Tuesday, April 28th, 2020

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three out of five stars

(Full disclosure: I received a free e-ARC for review through NetGalley.)

— 3.5 stars —

Along with pizza, mac & cheese is one of my favorite, go-to, if you were stuck on a deserted island and could only eat one food for the rest of your life, vegan foodstuffs. Unlike pizza, though, there are precious few cookbooks devoted entirely to its delicious cheesy goodness.

If you’re thinking, well duh, how many ways are there to make macaroni and cheese, then clearly you don’t read my blog netflix to. (Spoiler alert: there are currently twenty-two posts tagged “macaroni and cheese,” representing a small fraction of the recipes I have sampled and/or created, ranging from the classic Creamy Mac & Cheese with Daiya to the less traditional Mac & Pepperjack Pizza.)

So you can imagine my excitement when I got a whiff of Robin Robertson’s latest cookbook, Vegan Mac and Cheese – More than 50 Delicious Plant-Based Recipes for the Ultimate Comfort Food.

My anticipation was tempered a bit once I finally had the book in my hungry little hands: all of the recipes tip toward the health food end of the scale videos aus facebook herunterladen iphone. Not that I have a problem with healthy vegan food, but you gotta live a little, you know? Throw a few unabashedly junky recipes in there to liven things up, or else let us know right in the title that this isn’t ONE OF THOSE kinds of cookbooks. Anything else feels like a total Bad Place kind of move.

The recipes I tried were a bit of a mixed bag, ranging from “pretty yummy” to “more trouble than it’s worth” (full rundown below) euro truck simulator 2 erweiterung kostenlos downloaden. The cheese sauces utilize a variety of “bases” (if you can call them that; perhaps “key ingredients” is more accurate?), ranging from cashews to tofu to carrots and potatoes. With few exceptions, the ingredients are pretty common and easy to find in American grocery stores. (Pro tip: if a recipe calls for miso and you don’t feel like buying an entire container just for a teaspoon, tahini is an okay substitute.) The recipes are pretty straightforward and easy to follow, and not terribly labor intensive (though some do create an undogly amount of dishes) pdf nicht herunterladen nur öffnen.

There’s a nice variety of dishes here; the recipes are grouped under five subheadings, including “Basic Vegan Mac & Cheese,” “Global Cheesy Macs,” “Mac and Veggies,” “Meaty Macs,” and “Fun with Mac & Cheese” (which isn’t so much new recipes as some interesting ideas of how to repurpose leftovers, like making mac omelets, waffles, and cheese balls). I can honestly say, as a self-proclaimed expert whose life goal is to try every vegan mac & cheese recipe ever published in any major cookbook, there are some inspired and singular recipes in here – as well as some that are merely “meh” (even accounting for my strong preference for junk food mac & cheese) kostenlose radiosender herunterladen.

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Roasted Butternut Mac Uncheese

This is the first recipe in the “Mac and Veggies” section, and for good reason – it’s forking amazing. The cheese sauce is a mix of roasted butternut squash (yum!) and soaked raw cashews. It doesn’t taste much like melted Daiya or Follow Your Heart cheese (few-to-none of the recipes in this book do), and that’s okay blinkist titel herunterladen! It’s its own thing.

Pro tip: if you don’t have any soy milk on hand (thanks, Corona virus), water works just fine too. Throw a few extra cashews into the mix to compensate.

Bonus points if you roast the squash seeds and use them as a garnish. (The recipe calls for pumpkin seeds, which seems … kind of silly?)

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Cashew Cheesy Mac

Another winner apps herunterladen ios! Roasted red peppers lend this dish both a distinct taste, and its eye-popping, boxed mac & cheese, neon orange color.

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Blushing Baked Ziti

This is where things started to spiral for me (metaphorically, not literally, though – good eye! – I did swap out the ziti for fusilli). Despite my initial skepticism, I decided to give this casserole a whirl, mostly because I had a brick of tofu with a close expiration date herunterladen. At first blush (lol), it reminded me of spaghetti pie: just with a differently shaped macaroni, and more layers (read: steps). Rather than the classic configuration of pasta-tofu-red sauce-optional shredded cheese, it goes red sauce-pasta-red sauce-tofu-pasta-red sauce-tofu.

So many layers libreoffice kostenlos windows 10! So much long division! So much work! So much mess everywhere! All for a dish that just left me wishing I’d made spaghetti pie instead (insert sad face here).

Honestly, this recipe is way more complicated than it needs to be, and I don’t think the many (so many!) extra layers do anything for it wieviel filme kann ich bei netflixen. If anything, I felt like the ricotta tofu didn’t bake as thoroughly, and with the sauce and pasta in such close proximity, you may as well just mix them from jump street.

Fwiw, the nut parm (made with ray almonds and nutritional yeast) is seriously amazing. I am putting it on all the things now.

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Free Mac

Last and sadly least (SO SAD!), we have the Free Mac. The sauce is mix of onions, carrots, and potatoes boiled in a vegetable broth, then run through a blender to create a mock cheesy sauce. I actually don’t think this would be bad if not for the broth: with three cups of the stuff, this mac & cheese ends up tasting a lot like vegetable soup. Not bad, necessarily, but disconcerting: you have a dish that looks like one thing (macaroni and cheese) but tastes like another (veggie soup).

My suggestion: use water in place of broth, in whole or part, and add extra spices to taste.

This is the rare macaroni and cheese dish that improves as leftovers: once the sauce has had a chance to soak into the pasta, the taste of veggie soup isn’t quite so overwhelming. It’s also really good mixed with a mildly flavored couscous in a 1:1 ratio. (I like preparing it on the stovetop with a little vegan chicken broth, carrots, and corn.)

So there you have it: two A recipes, two C minuses. Not my most glowing cookbook review. Blame the sky-high expectations that accompany any mention of vegan mac-n-cheese.

BUT, if you’re half the vegan mac & cheese fan I am, you probably want to take Vegan Mac and Cheese for a spin anyway. There are some neat ideas in here, and I can’t wait to try the Cheesy Mac Muffins (but probably using my own junk food mac & cheese concoction; there’s no beating Daiya, mkay).

(This review is also available on Amazon, Library Thing, and Goodreads. Please click through and vote it helpful if you’re so inclined!)

Mac & Cheese & Butternut Squash

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

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So this past VeganMoFo I bookmarked a ton of recipes to try – but unlike years gone by, I actually did it wie viel kann man auf netflix downloaden! And in a timely manner! Yay me!

Necessity was the deciding factor here, as I had a ton of butternut squash from my garden that needed to be eaten stat tomtom mydriveen. When I saw House Vegan’s Baked Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese, I knew it was meant to be pinterest gratis downloaden. Her recipe was in turn inspired by the Butternut Squash Mac ‘n Cheeze at Oh She Glows; after comparing and contrasting the two, I ended up doing a sort of mashup, with roasted (vs firebird 2.5. steamed) squash like in the original (fewer dishes, yo!), but baked with a panko topping similar to House Vegan’s version.

I also doubled the because hey, I am a growing girl and need my carbs spiele für windows 8.1 kostenlosen deutsch!

But not the pasta! I only increased that by a cup, for extra-awesome creamy cheesiness. I think it turned out to be a pretty killer pasta-to-cheese ratio in the end win 1809 herunterladen. But you can go with a full four cups of pasta if you’d rather! Be your own decider person.

While it’s not as amazing as the processed, junky stuff, the butternut squash cheese sauce is still hella tasty, and makes for a rather satisfying macaroni and cheese herunterladen. And the parmesan topping? Out of this world. Just be sure you supervise it during the broiling phase, lest you come dangerously close to charring it like I did evernote app. Learn from my mistakes!

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Mac & Cheese Monday: Deep Dish Mac & Cheese Pizza

Monday, September 22nd, 2014
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So there was no doubt that I’d have to make a mac & cheese pizza this mofo.

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Mac & Cheese Monday: Five-Cheese Baked Pete-aroni and Cheese

Monday, September 8th, 2014
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This is a VeganMoFo special straight from the kitchen of Pete Oglini (of Pete’s Petezaria fame!), Pawnee’s own 3-star, Yelp-rated chef brennprogramm kostenlos downloaden vollversion. The very best in “ethnic dining,” at least according to Leslie Knope’s definite guide, Pawnee: The Greatest Town in America spd schrift herunterladen.

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Because the residents of Pawnee love their cheese, this epic mac & cheese dish contains (count ’em!) one-two-three-four-five (five!) kinds of cheese:

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Creamy, Cheesy Nondairy Kugel

Saturday, April 19th, 2014

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When Peedee got a clean(ish) bill of health of Tuesday, I didn’t know whether to laugh, cry, or scarf down a giant bowl of mac & cheese foto's van icloud naar mac. No surprise here: I did all three. As it turns out, the cookbook I’m currently reviewing has two (TWO!) recipes for vegan macaroni and cheese minecraft texture pack kostenlos herunterladen.

This one’s the Kugel which, while not technically mac & cheese, is close enough me for me. I mean, just look at it! (LOOK herunterladen. AT. IT!) Creamy Daiya cheese sauce. Breadcrumbs browned on top. With just “a touch of sour cream for that classic and slightly tart kugel taste.” Sooooo good windows media creation tool.

Since I knew this dish was to be baked – and baking mac & cheese often dries it out – I made a little extra sauce and thinned it out too, with an additional 1/2 cup of soy milk and handful of cheddar Daiya on top of what’s required mix cloud downloaden. Worked like a charm: the sauce was still super-rich and creamy even after 25 minutes in the oven.

My only complaint? The onions tasted a bit raw for me harry potter audiobook. Next time I think I’ll sautee them in the same saucepan used to make the cheese sauce, rather than add them uncooked to the pasta. Baking just didn’t get ’em done, imho concept map kostenlos download.

On another note, Shane used his portion as a burrito filling! Maybe I can has a burrito-themed VeganMoFo after all? (Burritos are like pizza: everything goes great in them!)

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The Great CriFSMas Food (and More) Roundup, 2013 edition!

Saturday, January 4th, 2014

It felt like I did a ridiculous amount of baking this Christmas – so, when I went and looked back at last year’s roundup, I nearly fainted in disbelief soundcloud downloaden pc. (Full disclosure: there may have also been a food coma involved, due to the copious amounts of sugar I’ve been ingesting.) Did I seriously make a dozen plus batches of cookies last year alte java version downloaden? Little old me?

Fun story: after feeling super-smug and self-satisfied over my achievement of baking FIVE WHOLE BATCHES of cookies in one day, I headed on over to tumblr – where some lady posted about the 40 donuts and multiple trays of cookies she baked in one afternoon windows media player 12 free chip. Whoops! There goes my self-confidence!

So anyway, here’s the Great CriFSMas Food Roundup, 2013 edition! But with bonus x-mas presents and vegan pop culture observations herunterladen.

First up: the noms. As per usual, let’s start with dessert, shall we? All the cookies are from Kelly Peloza’s The Vegan Cookie Connoisseur, a review of which I’ll probably have for y’all soon herunterladen. Unless. Maybe I need to try out a few more recipes? You know, for the love of science and books and all that is holy and sugar-dusted.

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Glazed Rum Raisin Cookies – With their copious amounts of liquor and strong rummy taste, these cookies aren’t for kids tubemate kostenlos downloaden. Very tasty and easy to bake, though I opted to make my glaze into more of an icing, so as not to risk the cookies sticking to one another during storage herunterladen. If you go this route, start out with less rum. I ended up with way more icing than I could use. Or drink! (Yes, I actually tried that.)

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Chewy Caramel Pecan Cookies – SO GOOD herunterladen! Caramel and pecans, what’s not to love? Well, the cookies’ inherent stickiness, for starters: I had to refrigerate the sheet of cookies for about ten minutes before I was able to peel them from the parchment paper without tearing the cookies to shreds herunterladen. I wonder if my batter was too wet; the caramel pecan mix didn’t get especially thick, which resulted in a very sticky cookie dough. Further experimentation may be required karaoke songs gratis herunterladen.

Also, pro tip: these cookies have mad spread, so space them far, far apart. As in four cookies to a medium-sized tray. No kidding!

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Cookbook Review: The Cheesy Vegan, John Schlimm (2013)

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

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five out of five stars

(Full disclosure: The publisher sent me a free copy of this book for review at my request.)

Vegan cheese herunterladen! No two words in the English language are able to arouse the excitement, the vociferous debate, the unbridled passion of vegans quite like “vegan cheese.” (Except – maybe – “free pizza”!) Whether arguing about the merits of Daiya vs herunterladen. Teese or swapping our favorite cheesy sauce recipes, us vegans love to cut the cheese. (Sorry I’m not sorry.)

John Schlimm’s latest cookbook, The Cheesy Vegan, doesn’t disappoint herunterladen. Filled with recipes for cheesy sammies and cheesy pizzas and cheesy pasta dishes and cheesy soups and sides (and an entire chapter of mac & cheese beautiful Sunday pictures for free! ONE WHOLE CHAPTER!), there are also a ton of recipes for homemade cheeses: Cheddar. Mozzarella. Brie. Swiss. Feta. Ricotta. Blue. Jack. Muenster. Wine herunterladen. American. Cottage. Cream. Parmesan. Nooch cheese. You name it! If it’s cheesy, it’s in here.

Better yet, the cheeses are all pretty easy to make: just blend and chill stream and. I’ve been on the fence about whether I should give Artisan Vegan Cheese a try, since (from what I’ve seen) some of the recipes border on alchemy tux paint stempel kostenlos downloaden. But these are actually recipes that homemade cheese novices like myself can pull off with some ease!

While choosing recipes to test for this review, I tried to select dishes that would allow me to experiment with a variety of the homemade cheeses herunterladen. Six weeks, seven cheeses, and thirteen (plus!) meals later, and I think I’m finally ready to do this!

For what it’s worth, I’ve been allergic to milk my entire life – so I’m not exactly the best judge of whether vegan cheeses taste or even behave like their non-vegan counterparts herunterladen. Luckily, my husband was more than happy to help with the taste-testing and opinionating. (We’ve both been vegan since the mid-aughts and consider ourselves connoisseurs of vegan cheese.)

With that disclaimer out of the way – let’s get cheesy!

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Mac-and-Cheese Monday: Twice-Baked Creamy Mac & Cheese with Sausage

Monday, September 30th, 2013

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Well, this is it bahn app ticket herunterladen. We’ve reached the end of Vegan MoFo VII, my friends. It’s been fun, it’s been hectic, it’s been waistline-expanding. And I can’t wait to do it all again in August jam labels download! (I’m already brainstorming next year’s theme. True story!) Luckily, September 30th just so happens to fall on a Monday – and what better note to end on than one final Mac & Cheese Monday sky go windows?

This recipe’s courtesy of Shane, who wanted to veganize a macaroni and cheese recipe from his childhood. What he came up with is a kind of mashup of our favorite stovetop recipe, various oven-baked dishes, and a few of our go-to alfredo sauces shapes for word download. The result is a rich and creamy, twice-baked dish with two cheeses (cheddar AND mozzarella; three if you sprinkle a little vegan parm on top!), pan-fried sausage, and a generous helping of breadcrumbs to garnish koran download usb.

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We used Tofurky brand sundried-tomato sausage, which are mildly spicy tilburg university word. I would’ve liked to have played up the sun-dried tomato angle – may be with the addition of some dry (not oil-packed) sun-dried tomatoes, tomato flakes, or even fresh cherry tomatoes – but Shane decided to take it in another direction hoe google fotos downloaden. Ah well. Next time maybe?

The sauce also contains cashews and nutritional yeast (and no margarine!), making it slightly healthier than our Creamy Mac & Cheese sky ticket inhalte herunterladen. Which, if you couldn’t tell by now, if the bar by which we judge all other macaroni and cheese recipes!

Shane’s newest concoction measures up rather well: it’s flavorful, rich, and creamy – and the breadcrumbs give it a nice crunch starcraft vollversion download kostenlos. Baked mac & cheese dishes can sometimes be a little dry, but this one’s almost (so close!) as moist and saucy as the stovetop version. Definitely one of my favorite experiments filme legal kostenlosen.

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Twice-Baked Creamy Mac & Cheese with Sausage

Ingredients

2 tablespoons olive oil
4 vegan sausage links (we went with Tofurky, but you can use your own favorite)
16 ounces (4 cups) elbow macaroni (or similarly sized pasta)
3 cups soy milk
1/2 cup cashews
1/2 cup nutritional yeast
1 tablespoon minced garlic
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 teaspoons corn starch
12 ounces vegan mozzarella shreds (we used Daiya)
8 ounces vegan cheddar shreds (we used Follow Your Heart)
enough breadcrumbs to cover a 9×13 pan
vegan parmesan to garnish (optional)

Directions

1. Preheat the oven to 350F.

2. In a medium-sized saucepan, heat the olive oil on medium. Slice the sausage links into bite-sized pieces and add them to the pan; fry until golden brown. Set aside.

3. Cook the pasta according to the directions on the package. Drain, rinse, and set aside.

4. In a blender, mix the soy milk, cashews, nutritional yeast, garlic, soy sauce, and corn starch until well blended. Pour the mixture into a saucepan and heat om medium-high until it starts bubbling. Add the cheese shreds and stir until the cheese is mostly melted and blended. A few lumps are fine.

5. Mix the macaroni, sausage, and cheese sauce in a pot until the sausage and macaroni is well coated. Put the mixture into 9×13 pan and cover with a thin coating of bread crumbs and optional parmesan.

6. Bake at 350F for 30-35 minutes, or until the breadcrumbs are golden brown and the cheese is bubbling. If the breadcrumbs are slow to brown, you can set the oven to broil for the last minute or two – but keep a close eye on the breadcrumbs, as they can burn quickly!

7. Serve warm and gooey!

And lick the plate clean in Kaylee’s memory, okay?

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Mac-and-Cheese Monday: Slow Cooked Mac and Cheesy

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

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This week’s mac & cheese is a bit of a departure from the norm, since it’s slow cooked videos auf handy herunterladen iphone. The afternoon that I made it the thermometer topped 90F, so it was rather refreshing not to have to stand over the stove for an hour plus. Just ten minutes to cook the broth and taters and that was it loxone config herunterladen. Shiny!

Aside from last year’s Christmas pizza, we really haven’t had a ton of luck with our slow cooker herunterladen. To be fair, we haven’t done very much experimenting with it, either. Can you say “vicious circle”? I even own a copy of Robin Robertson’s Fresh from the Vegan Slow Cooker – it was a x-mas present to myself, actually how to download from the zdf mediathek! – but it hasn’t provided the motivation I’d banked on. Slow cookers require so much advance planning, yo! So not my forte.

Luckily, the Mac and Cheesy recipe is easy peasy, at least as far as crockpot dishes go pixlr herunterladen. It takes maybe a half hour to set up, and then just 2 1/2 hours to cook. Technically you’re supposed to soak the cashews overnight – ugh, there go the preparations, getting away from me again spotify herunterladen mobil! – but I let them sit for a mere hour and it worked well enough.

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Veggie broth, cashews, and boiled potatoes form the base of the cheese sauce, which is further seasoned with nooch, mustard, miso, lemon juice, onions, garlic powder, and pimientos (or roasted red peppers sky series! I used a combo and it was mmm, mmm good!). Additional Daiya (or whatever) cheese shreds are optional, but after two hours of cooking, the cheese sauce was so thick and creamy that I didn’t think them necessary apobank tan app herunterladen. (Ugh I know, what’s wrong with me!? Someone rush me to the doctor stat!)

The finished dish is tasty, but of course not as deliciously junky as one made with 100% procressed vegan cheeses legal filme downloaden. I used gemelli in place of the traditional elbows or (for me) shells, on accounta I wanted to add some variety to the pictures. As it turns out, the sauce is so thick than you can barely see the shape of the pasta under all the saucy goodness herunterladen. Shane thought it was fusilli! Ah well.

The recipe only makes eight ounces of pasta, but I was able to double it without trouble. (Though I did have to process the cheese sauce in two batches. My slow cooker may be big enough to handle a double batch; my blender, not so much.) Don’t try this at home unless you have at least an 8-quart slow cooker, as the original recipe calls for a minimum of four!

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Mac-and-Cheese Monday: Cauliflower Macaroni and Cheese

Monday, September 16th, 2013

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When I was planning this month’s menu, I left my four “free days” open for the Iron Chef challenge – and, while I was disappointed to learn that it wasn’t going to be a weekly thing this year, I’ve got to say that Mac & Cheese Monday more than makes up for it browser firefox kostenlos download! If you know me, you know I’m all about three things: pizza, ice cream, and macaroni and cheese c++ kostenlos herunterladen. It’s not like I need another reason to enjoy a cup of hot, creamy liquid gold – but then again, extra motivation sure doesn’t hurt. The things I do for VeganMoFo zdf mediathek ipad!

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This week’s dish is one I’ve been meaning to try for a few months now: Cauliflower Macaroni and Cheese from Vegan Yumminess youtube videos auf android herunterladen. (And yes, I deliberately omitted the scare quotes because ain’t no one gonna tell me that cheese HAS to come from torture and exploitation.) As the title suggests, the cheesy sauce is a blend of cooked cauliflower, carrots, nutritional yeast, and olive oil (the only significant source of fat in the whole shebang) lustige geburtstagskarten kostenlos downloaden. It’s a far cry from the crazy decadent stuff I so love – but, as far as healthy vegan comfort food goes, this one’s a winner herunterladen!

I mean jeez, you can’t drink a mug of Daiya every day, can you? (Wait. CAN YOU!?)

Anywho, the sauce is super-creamy – not dry, like some baked mac & cheese can be – and the bread crumbs really add that extra ooomph herunterladen!. Plus, I kind of have a soft spot for cauliflower, so often neglected for its more colorful cousin broccoli.

Incidentally, Shane broke the jar of our blender last week (he swears he only tapped it against the porcelain sink before it shattered, but I have my doubts) and we literally JUST received the replacement in time for Mac & Cheese Monday herunterladen. You see? Even the universe wants me to eat macaroni and cheese on the weekly.

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Bonus Vegan MoFo: Mac-and-Cheese Monday!

Monday, September 9th, 2013

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I hadn’t planned on finessing vegan mac & cheese into my alphabet theme – but when I saw that Mac-and-Cheese Monday had become an “official” theme, I just couldn’t resist herunterladen! And, let’s be honest, it’s not like I need an excuse to enjoy macaroni and cheese, mkay.

This is a little different from our traditional (dare I say infamous?) recipe, with its mix of Follow Your Heart and Daiya cheeses like downloading music legally. Shane was in the mood to experiment, so for today’s recipe he diluted a Daiya cheddar cheese sauce with vegan broth and added nutritional yeast for an extra cheesy flavor driver finder kostenlos downloaden. He used the Cheezy Sauce in Veganomicon as a jumping off point – the result is kind of a mash-up of the two recipes.

It’s not quite as tasty as my old favorite, but it’s pretty close herunterladen. And healthier, too: Shane calls this one Creamy Mac & Cheese Lite.

 

Creamy Mac & Cheese Lite

(Cheese sauce is modified from the “Cheezy Sauce” in Veganomicon, page 214.)

2 cups vegan vegetable or chicken broth
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons minced garlic
1/8 teaspoon turmeric
1 cup nutritional yeast
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon mustard
8 oz (1 bag) Daiya cheddar cheese shreds
13 oz soy milk
4 oz margarine

4 cups pasta of choice (small elbows and shells work well)
3 cups water

1 whatsappen laptop. Heat the vegan broth in a small saucepan, bringing it to almost boiling. Add the flour, and whisk until completely mixed.

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3. Stir in the mustard, lemon juice, and turmeric until completely mixed. Stir in the soy milk and margarine until mixed. Add the cheese shreds, and stir until the cheese is melted into the rest of the mix screenshot windows herunterladen. Once fully mixed, put on simmer, stirring occasionally.

4. In a deep skillet or wide, shallow sauce pan, cook the pasta according to the directions provided on the package in three cups water herunterladen. Stop when about 90% done and drain, leaving a little hot water with the pasta. (This will mostly cook down as you continue to heat the pasta.)

5 freenet.de download. Mix the cheese sauce into the pasta, stirring well. On medium low heat, let the pasta continue to cook, until it reaches the desired consistency. Stir constantly during this last step so that none of the pasta or cheese sticks to the pan. Serve warm topped with hot sauce, vegan bacon bits, or more macaroni and cheese!

 

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Baked Macaroni (and Cheese!) with a Twist

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

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Every time I acquire a new cookbook, I inevitably discover another macaroni and cheese recipe I’ve yet to try tax return solothurn 2017. This around it’s the Baked Macaroni with a Twist from Robin Robertson’s The Vegetarian Meat & Potatoes Cookbook.

The first twenty or so times I scanned this recipe, I mentally added in some tomato paste or sauce, since the title is suggestive of regular old baked macaroni herunterladen. Imagine my shock when I actually began to make it and realized that it’s actually good old mac & cheese. Vegan Christmas came twice this winter, my friends sims 3 klamotten kostenlosen.

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Surprisingly moist and creamy for a baked mac and cheese dish, it’s the topping that really won me over: homemade breadcrumbs mixed with cheese – in this case, cheddar Daiya kölsche lieder kostenlosen. The sauce is mainly silken tofu, but there are some Daiya shreds hiding in there too.

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Being the picky vegan that I am, I made a number of modifications to the original recipe. For starters, the cheesy sauce: it doesn’t call for a single flake of nutritional yeast internet explorer downloaden voor windows 10. Blasphemy! Perhaps nutritional yeast wasn’t quite so popular back in 2002, when this book was published? That’s the only explanation that makes sense herunterladen. Anyway, I added a half a cup, along with several tablespoons of miso and some minced garlic.

Also, you might notice that my macaroni isn’t particularly twisty. While it’s the rotini pasta that makes this mac & cheese do the twist, all I had in my cupboard was boring old elbows, so there you go. Go vanilla or go home.

Cheesy Mac and Greens, Redux

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

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Remember those Cheesy Mac and Greens from last week pixlr herunterladen? The ones with all the spinach and the fuckery? Well, I remade it as promised, this time using frozen mixed veggies in place of the spinach – though I did serve it atop a bed of spinach greens, because it’s classy as shit spotify herunterladen mobil. (And also I had some spinach left over from the last batch of mac and cheese, but who’s counting?) I also doubled the recipe, quadrupled the amount of nutritional yeast, and went the super lazy route by using garlic and onion powder instead of the fresh, minced stuff sky series.

The verdict? Awesome. Not only is it easy to make – it took me a half hour, tops – but the pasta is super-cheesy, and with the added veggies you can totally call this a complete, healthy meal apobank tan app herunterladen. (Macaroni and cheese is a side dish? SAYS WHO!) Stir in some vegan links for protein, or top with bacon bits because YUM.

Cheesy Mac and Greens

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

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Cheesy Mac and Greens from American Vegan Kitchen windows essentials 2012 download for free. Spoiler alert: the greens are spinach! Popeye would be so proud.

This is definitely one of my more favorite cheesy sauces. It’s a stovetop recipe, so the mac and cheese stays nice and moist and creamy (even the leftovers!) gif to download. In addition to the standard nooch, flour, and soy milk, there are also some bits of crumbled tofu hiding in there, along with sour cream and miso. So many yummy things old ios version!

The spinach is okay – it doesn’t get cooked at all, so it’s fresh and crunchy – but honestly? I think I’d like the mac and cheese better without it 3sat mediathek downloaden. The whole time I was chowing down on cheesy pasta laced with spinach, all I could think was

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“Best-Ever” Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

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Another week, another batch of mac n cheese tiptoi files manually! This version is from one of the cookbooks I received for Christmas, Chloe Coscarelli’s Chloe’s Kitchen. I really wanted it for the salt and vinegar french fries – but, seeing as I don’t currently have any malt vinegar on hand, I’ll have to settle for macaroni and cheese instead adobe indesign cs6 herunterladen.

Compared to some of the other mac & cheese recipes I’ve tried, this one is so-so. For a baked dish, it’s not as dry as you’d expect, which is a bonus iphone app downloaden. But super-cheesy stove top mac and cheese is still the way to go, imho. I like my mac and cheese saucy, yo!

BUT. The taste is a little understated for me powerpoint formen download kostenlos. Aside from the nooch and garlic powder, there aren’t many seasonings to be had. A little thyme or basil would go a long way.

Not a bad recipe, but far from the best I’ve ever had – even excepting my own super-unhealthy, over-processed version windows 7 32 bit iso kostenlos. Just off the top of my head, I prefer those in American Vegan Kitchen and Veganomicon schriftart alex brush kostenlos download. Mac Daddy, mmmmmmm

Erm, not to imply that I’d turn my nose up at the Best-Ever Baked Macaroni and Cheese if you offered to make it for me, nosiree word 2013 herunterladen kostenlos.

I wish diners had this when I was a kid! *

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

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Another stop on our ongoing quest to try every vegan mac & cheese recipe in existence: Stovetop Mac and Cheeze from (where else?) American Vegan Kitchen herunterladen. (Which actually features TWO macaroni and cheese recipes, dontchaknow! I will see you again next week, nooch.)

It’s pretty tasty, though my own super-unhealthy version still has my heart herunterladen. Noyes’s recipe is mostly soy milk and nutritional yeast (plus a quarter cup of olive oil), so it’s way better for you. Also, there’s basil, which is new bittorrent nederlands gratisen. I can’t recall ever adding basil to mac & cheese before. Good stuff.

True story: Saying that I want macaroni and cheese is the single most effective way to get Shane to make dinner nero burning rom kostenlos download. The man’s got priorities.

 

* Forever eating french fries and salad.

 

Catch me daddy!

Monday, November 19th, 2012


 

Having tried somewhere in the neighborhood of 31 new-to-me recipes during the course of Vegan MoFo – and having had a gloriously delicious time of it – I promised myself that I’d keep experimenting with new recipes, to the tune of at least one a week whatsapp foto wil niet downloaden. And, just to keep myself honest, I’ll be blogging the results! (Also because, as a vegan, I’m apparently incapable of devouring a meal without first taking and sharing at least several photos of it.*)

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I still heart my overly processed, Daiya and Follow Your Heart blend best, but this is definitely my new favorite noochy version herunterladen. (And believe me when I say that I’ve tried quite a few!) With crumbled tofu (reminiscent of ricotta) for extra sauciness, and just a hint of thyme (genius!), this is a surprisingly rich, creamy pasta dish windows media creation tool.

And fairly healthy: the sauce only requires a tablespoon of olive oil (two here, since the recipe is doubled) – whereas, as Isa and Terry point out, many other vegan cheese sauces require a stick of margarine mix cloud downloaden. (And my sauce? Don’t even get me started on my sauce. Sooooo bad for you!) Sadists!

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All in all, this mac-n-cheese is so moist that I might actually try adding a top layer of breadcrumbs next time around concept map kostenlos download. Usually I find that breadcrumbs dry out an already-parched mac & cheese dish, especially one that’s baked. Not so with the Mac Daddy! He’s smooth, smooth like the blues videos auf handy herunterladen iphone.

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Vegan Pizza Day Giveaway @ fuck yeah vegan pizza!

Friday, June 29th, 2012


 

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The festivities include a shiny new contest flyff herunterladen! From now through Monday night, send us a pic of your Vegan Pizza Day (or Weekened! we don’t care!) eats for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to the vegan store of your choice wellness images for free. It’s that easy!

Deets here. The giveaway is hosted tumblr, but you don’t need a tumblr account to enter tinder herunterladen! And it’s international! Vegan pizza for everyone!

 

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Saturday Night is Pizza Night jedes video aus dem internet downloaden! Pie #1 = cheddar Daiya cheese, Lightlife Smart Pepperoni, and black olives. Pie #2 is topped with vegan mac n’ cheese – specifically, the “Mac Daddy” recipe from Veganomicon sims 3 addons for free. The dough didn’t quite rise enough, but the pizzas are still delicious.

Too bad Shane wasn’t home to try ’em – he had to take Jayne to the animal e.r ls19 mods ps4 herunterladen. after she was bit by a woodchuck she managed to corner in the yard. She’s had all her shots, so she’ll be okay, but he tore a decent-sized hole in her chest otto rechnung herunterladen.

Of course this all happened just as the pies were going in the oven. Jayne, your timing.
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Vegan Junk Food Cookbook Review: Riots, not diets!

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

Vegan Junk Food by Lane Gold (2011)

 

five out of five stars

(Full disclosure: I received a free copy of this book for review from the publisher.)

Lane Gold’s Vegan Junk Food is my new favorite cookbook. (The previous title holder? Wheeler del Torro’s The Vegan Scoop – which should tell you a little sumthin’ sumthin’! Namely, that I like my vegan food filled with empty calories.) At my request, I was lucky enough to receive a review copy – along with two copies to give away – from the publisher, Adams Media mailstore home kostenlosen. With a name like “Vegan Junk Food,” I figured it couldn’t disappoint.

Whether you like your junk food sweet or savory, chocolaty or cheesy, Lane (can I call you Lane?) has got you covered. The 225 recipes in this collection are divided into ten categories: breakfast foods; deli favorites (i.e., sandwiches, wraps, burgers, and sliders); comfort-meets-takeout foods (entrees); crusts and carbs (pizzas and breads); festive grub (party foods!); dips, hummus, and sauces (including sundae toppings!); savory treats; cakes; candies and cookies; and grab ‘n’ go sweets (brownies and bars) serato dj pro download kostenlos. As you can see, the recipes are roughly divided between meal-type items (entrees, main courses) and snacks/desserts.

The husband and I tried out about twenty recipes before I sat down to write this review; and, while I don’t usually review cookbooks, this is easily the largest number of recipes I’ve sampled for a cookbook review, like, ever. (I just couldn’t stop myself; everything looks so good!) Possibly it’s the most recipes I’ve made from a single cookbook, period. Though I own a ridiculous number of them, I don’t use cookbooks with much frequency; more often I cook from memory or pull recipes off the internet mensch ärgere dich nicht kostenlosen deutsch. But Vegan Junk Food? Most definitely joining my repertoire!

The book’s obvious strength, of course, is the food: oodles and oodles of junk food! Pizza. Pasta. Tacos. Pot pies. Casseroles. Cupcakes, pies, and brownies. Empty calories as far as the eye can see! Wait, that’s not entirely fair: some of these foods aren’t all that bad for you Lego star wars game download for free. Ironically, many of the recipes in Vegan Junk Food are actually healthier than my own versions. The Mac and Cheese Bake, for example, uses a vegan Velveeta-like cheese sauce made of potatoes, carrots, cauliflower, nutritional yeast, and soy milk. Even factoring in the additional vegan cheese shreds in this dish, it’s still way better for you than my own mac & cheese recipe, which is basically just pasta and processed vegan cheeses (namely, Daiya and Follow Your Heart) mario kart wii new stretches. Don’t let the book’s title fool you: while these foods may look and taste like junk food, they’re not all super-trashy.

With options for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert, Vegan Junk Food is versatile. Mix and match the recipes for something new – or experiment to make them your own. For example, I used leftovers from some of the recipes to create new banana ice cream dishes alte version von google earth downloaden!

While some of the recipes call for pricey vegan meats and cheeses, Gold doesn’t rely on these products exclusively. (Unlike the PPP blog, Vegan Junk Food doesn’t read like a Lightlife ad!) In fact, she offers diy recipes for many of these vegan staples so you can make ’em your own bad self, oftentimes at a fraction of the price! See, e.g., gravy (page 61); ricotta (pg. 120); sour cream (pg. 120); cheese sauce (pg. 121) basil pesto (pg. 124); and ranch dressing (pg. 126), to name just a few hoe gratis fortnite downloaden!

My complaints are few and relatively minor. Some recipes reference other recipes – to return to the Mac and Cheese Bake, the Cheese Sauce is its own recipe, located in a different section of the book – but don’t include a page number alongside the recipe title, thus forcing the reader to consult the index in order to find it. A minor annoyance, compounded by the index’s lack of user friendliness. (I find it counter-intuitive and difficult to use.) An estimated cook time and rating for difficulty on each dish would have been nice too, but I suppose both are easy enough to gauge by reading through the instructions microsoft windows 10 kostenloser download.

I also ran into issues with two of the recipes – the Almond Joy Bar Cake and the Red Pepper, Caramelized Onion, and Hash Brown Quiche – which I’ll explain below. Still, out of twenty recipes, two small glitches? Not so bad! Especially when you consider my lackluster track record with baked goods. Brownies, why you no like me kostenlos lebenslauf herunterladen?

What follows is a run-down of all the dishes I’ve tried thus far. I’ve only tackled about half the items on my to-do list, so I’m far from done with this cookbook! I’ll post additional pictures as I take them, so keep an eye out for those.

 

  • Pesto Chicken Pizza with Creamy Garlic Sauce (page 85)

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    This was the first recipe we tried out, and quite possibly it’s also my favorite sinterklaasliedjes mp3en gratis! The pureed white beans, seasoned with vegetable broth, nooch, and garlic, makes for a savory and filling pizza sauce, and the Basil Pesto is simple yet delicious. Enjoy this pizza with a fork and bib, though – it’s a messy one!

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  • Vegan Mac & Cheese Pizza! With two kinds of vegan cheese! And a side of macaroni and cheese for dipping!

    Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

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    So regular readers, Facebook friends, passing acquaintances, the cashier at my local Green Acres, et al. are already all-to-familiar with my mac & cheese pizza recipes, mostly because I talk about them ALL THE TIME. As in, EVERY CHANCE I GET. (I love macaroni and cheese, yo. YOU DO NOT WANT TO COME BETWEEN ME AND A POT OF MAC & CHEESE! Throw in a pizza pie and it’s on like Donkey Kong!) And veganmofo is no exception star stable online zum herunterladen! Why should it be? More people to share my soon-to-be infamous Creamy Vegan Mac & Cheese Pizza with!

    I’ve actually made three different versions of this pie, including one with twice-baked macaroni and cheese, and a similar dish using Daiya Pepperjack cheese in place of the traditional cheddar. But version #2 is far and away my favorite: because the mac & cheese – made with both Daiya and Follow Your Heart cheeses, for double the cheesy goodness herunterladen! – is added to the pizza pie after it’s baked, it retains its oozy, gooey, melty, liquid cheesy deliciousness. And if I love anything, it’s a hot, soupy bowl of vegan macaroni and cheese on a chill fall evening. Like hot chocolate, BUT WITH CHEESE! Pizza in a cup, drink up!

    Okay, done now. Promise. I JUST LOVE MAC & CHEESE SO MUCH!

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    Creamy Vegan Mac & Cheese Pizza, No. 2

    Ingredients

    For the dough:

    1 cup warm water (110 degrees F / 45 degrees C)
    1 tablespoon sugar
    2 1/4 tablespoons active dry yeast
    3 tablespoons olive oil
    1 teaspoon salt
    2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

    For the mac & cheese:

    1/2 cup Follow Your Heart cheddar cheese, shredded
    1/2 cup Daiya cheddar cheese, shredded
    1 cup uncooked macaroni (Mini shells are my personal fave!)
    2 tablespoons margarine
    6 oz plain soy milk

    FYI: this is 1/4 of my recipe for Creamy Mac & Cheese with Daiya and Follow Your Heart vegan cheeses; double or quadruple this recipe you’d like some extra mac & cheese to serve with that mac & cheese pizza – or if you’d just like the mac & cheese, please herunterladen! For a healthier pizza, sub in a mac & cheese recipe that uses a nutritional yeast sauce.

    For the pizza:

    Cornmeal or cooking spray with which to coat the pizza stone or pizza pan
    Two to four tablespoons of margarine with which to coat the dough
    1/2 to one cup of vegan cheddar cheese for the pizza (We used Daiya – it melts better than cheddar FYH, at least in the oven. Stovetop, they’re roughly equal.)
    Eight to twelve strips of of vegan bacon, diced into small bits (Optional; we used Lightlife Smart Bacon.)

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    Directions

    Prepare the dough!

    1. Stir the water, sugar and yeast together until dissolved. Add the olive oil and salt, as well as any extra spices or seasonings. Stir in the flour until blended. Form the dough into a small ball and let rest in large bowl, covered loosely with a towel, anywhere from 30 minutes to two hours kostenlos keyboard notenen.

    Assemble the cheesy pizza!

    2. Once you’re ready to make the pizza, preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.

    3. As the oven is heating, spread a dusting of cornmeal onto your pizza stone (or lightly coat your pizza pan with cooking spray). Using fingers dipped in olive oil (optional), pat the dough onto the stone, spreading it out evenly.

    4. Next, lightly spread some margarine onto the uncooked dough, taking care not to press down too hard as you do so. It helps if the margarine is near room temp when you try this! You want even but sparse coverage; too little margarine means that the pizza will be a little on the dry side, while too much will compromise the integrity of the crust zeichentrickfilme kostenlos herunterladen. We used between two and four tablespoons to coat the entire pizza.

    5. Spread the diced bacon onto the pizza, followed by the cheddar Daiya cheese.

    6. Bake at 425 degrees, for between 15 and 20 minutes for a single pizza, or 30 minutes for two pizzas.

    Make the cheese sauce!

    7. Once the pizza’s in the oven, it’s time to make the macaroni and cheese! Begin with the cheese sauce. In a small saucepan, bring the soy milk to a boil simply music for free.

    8. Reduce the heat to medium and mix in the margarine, stirring until melted.

    9. Add the cheese shreds, stirring gently until they combine with the liquid to form a creamy cheese sauce.

    Optional: season to taste with salt, pepper, onion or garlic.

    10. Reduce the heat to low, stirring every few minutes.

    Make the pasta!

    11. In a skillet or sauce pan, cook the pasta according to the directions provided on the package. Stop when about 90% done and drain, leaving a little hot water with the pasta openload stream downloaden. (This will mostly cook down as you continue to heat the pasta.)

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    12. Mix the cheese sauce into the pasta, stirring well. On medium low heat, let the pasta continue to cook until it’s the desired consistency. Stir constantly during this last step so that none of the pasta or cheese sticks to the pan.

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    13. Once the pizza’s done cooking – and hopefully you’ve timed this so that the pizza and pasta finish cooking at roughly the same time klingelton iphone kostenlos herunterladen! – remove it from the oven and top with a drizzle of mac & cheese. Let cool for a few minutes before slicing and serving. Enjoy warm, perhaps with a side of extra macaroni and cheese?

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    Hey, it’s not too hard to double or even quadruple the recipe, giving you two glorious vegan junk food meals in one!

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