HEALTH · RECIPES

Twist on the Traditional

Vege “Mac & Cheese”

My mums mac and cheese used to be one of my favourite rainy day meals.
When I was younger, I remember sitting in front of the television on a Saturday night watching Disney movies while mum made her special mac and cheese.
 Naturally when I became a vegan this was one of the first things I craved – as the saying goes, “you always want what you can’t have” 100% true! …I am starting to salivate as I write this so lets just get into my new healthy version of my mums mac and cheese!
Equipment needed –
High speed blender or food processor
Saucepan – and Steamer
Spatula or spoon
Ingredients –
Cauliflower – pasta replacement
1-2 cups of cashews
1 juiced lemon or orange
Garlic
optional –
Nutritional yeast
Onion
Paprika

Method

Base-
Steam cauliflower in saucepan for about 5 minutes (I don’t like it soggy)
Cheese-
Add cashews and filtered water just enough to cover the nuts, Pulse until creamy then add lemon juice along with the garlic, pulse until mixed together.
Optional –
Add the nutritional yeast, onion and paprika.
Remove the cauliflower from the steamer and add to saucepan, Add a little bit of filtered water to reduce burning.
When you are happy with the cheese consistency and flavour you can add to the cauliflower in the saucepan.
Mix the cheese and cauliflower together and simmer for about 5-7 minutes.

Optional-

add organic fresh or tinned tomato for a boost of flavour.

 Note-

You can add a little nutritional yeast and paprika to the top and can bake for a few minutes to make it crunchy if you like.

Why it’s good-  

Cauliflower Rich in Antioxidants and Vitamins such as Vitamin C, K, B6, B2, B1 and B3. Also a great source of Folate, Choline, Manganese, Biotin, Potassium Protein, Magnesium, Pantothenic Acid, Omega 3 fats and Fibre. Cauliflower is also an Anti- Inflammatory and helps support good digestion.

Cashews – Packed with Vitamins, Minerals and Antioxidants like E, K, B6, Zinc, Magnesium, iron and Selenium Cashews also support heart heath and over all good bodily function.

Lemon – High in Vitamin C, B6, A, E, Folate, Niacin Thiamin, Riboflavin, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Potassium and Zinc. Lemon or any citrus food aids in the absorption of Iron due to the high Vitamin C.

Garlic – Supports Memory, heart and bone health, Also a rich source in Selenium, Fibre, Calcium, Potassium and Phosphorus, Vitamins B6, C, and B1.

Optional

Nutritional Yeast – High in B12 making it a an excellent source for vegans. Nutritional Yeast is also high in Vitamin B6, Fibre, Riboflavin, Niacin, Folate, Pantheonic Acid and Thiamine. It is a complete protein and has a low GI rating.

Onion – A great source of Vitamin C, Sulphuric Compounds, Flavanoids and Phytochemicals. It is an Anti-Inflammatory immune boosting food that can also help with digestion.

Paprika – High in Vitamin A, C, E, B6, Carotenoids and Iron. Paprika also has Anti-Inflammatory and Anti-Bacterial properties  can also stimulate Digestion by helping the production of saliva and gastric acid.

 

 

 

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Have a wonderful day!

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