Or macaroni and cheese, for you non-Canadians!
First, I just want to say hello it is nice to have you here to our new subscribers! I am thrilled, and therefore I got blocked and was all "the next post better be really good" because, you know, performance anxiety, so I figure I'll start with the one thing tons of vegans have taken a bash at...mac n'cheese. I miss it. I love it. It's my friend, and we don't abandon friends just because we've changed. I don't wanna be that gal. I've seen those Afterschool Specials. I'll end up in a car wreck or something and learn a valuable lesson about friendship and that's time I don't have.
Making vegan KD is like unearthing treasure. You try tons of different routes to get to the golden prize and most of them end up being pits full of snakes and rats.
I started with Carol's recipe and made a few adjustments, but I do not take credit for this recipe and I changed very little.
K so you need:
* 1/2 cup nutritional yeast flakes
* 1/2 cup white flour
* 1-2 teaspoon garlic powder
* 2 cups soymilk (USE PLAIN!! Sweetened = BARF)
* 1/4 cup margarine
* 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
* 1 tsp turmeric (or tumeric or whatever, just put it in there)
* 1 tbsp miso (I used the one that's the colour of fridges from the 70's)
* YOU CAN TOTALLY CHEAT and add Tofutti "cream cheese" as well - when I heated this up for the second munch it was a bit dry so I stirred in a tbsp of the herb/garlic Tofutti and it was BAD ASS.
Do this now:
Mix dry ingredients in a saucepan. Whisk in milk. Cook over medium heat, whisking constantly, until it thickens and bubbles.
Cook and stir 30 seconds more, then remove from the heat. Whip in the margarine and mustard. Add more milk or water if mixture is too thick.
Then stir in the macaroni, UMM UMM GOOD!
When I plated it, I had to walk back to the kitchen for a fork and I came back to the following staredown.
It was REALLY good. The colour doesn't really come through here, but it was literally flourescent yellow and creamy and fine, and even my old man said "yup, that's good stuff."
It does sort of thicken up overnight. I was concerned that it solidified, but microwave + a bit of liquid = even better the next day, so go team me!
I'm not kidding about the term "Holy Grail" either. There are, at a conservative estimate, 19 billion vegan KD recipes out there, and no one seems to like anyone else's, so if you don't like this, dive in and be like the Indiana Jones of vegan mac n' cheese. Then you can say cool things like "Hey, I have a whip" and you will mean "to make food with" but other people will assume you're just an awesome dude with a whip and probably try to make out with you.
BONUS TIP: Cats don't like this