Turmeric vegan mac n' cheese is the perfect mash-up of superfood and comfort food! Even your friends who don't believe vegan food can taste good will like this one! This recipe will make 4-6 servings :)
1 Lb Macaroni Pasta (Gluten-free or regular)
1 Onion, peeled and halved
4 Cups Unsweetened Organic Soy Milk (Almond or hemp works great, too!)
1/2 Cup Dairy-Free Margarine (Such as Earth Balance)
1/4 Cup Nutritional Yeast
1/4 Cup Vegan Cheese
1/3 Cup All-Purpose Flour or GF Alternative
1 Tbsp English Mustard Powder
1TBSP MRM organic turmeric powder
Bring a large pot of water to a boil with a pinch of salt and cook macaroni pasta as instructed on the packaging.
While the pasta is cooking, in a separate pot add the milk and onion and bring to a boil. Immediately remove from heat and strain the milk into a separate container. Discard the onion.
Melt the margarine in a pot then add the flour and stir constantly to form a paste, also known as a "roux".
Add the mustard, turmeric, then the milk to the roux. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a very low simmer and cook for 8-10mins stirring constantly- otherwise you run the risk of burning the mixture onto the bottom of the pot.
Drain the pasta (do not rinse), and add to the milk mixture. Stir in nutritional yeast and vegan cheese until creamy and melted.
WANT TO BAKE YOUR MAC N' CHEESE?
Complete all directions listed above.
Pre-heat the over to 350°F.
*Crush 5 garlic cloves, chop some fresh thyme and toss them in olive oil.
*Gently roast the herb mix in a pan for 1-2 minutes then throw into a food processor with 1/2 Cup of breadcrumbs and blend together.