I've said it many times before, and I'll say it again—cold weather means the perfect opportunity to warm up with comfort food. And there are few foods that are more comforting than good ol' mac 'n' "cheese."
With much of the country experiencing freezing weather this week, I decided that it's the perfect time to test-drive a couple recipes for the classic pasta dish.
Vegan Yum Yum recently featured a recipe that uses potatoes and carrots as the base of the "cheese," but I found this a bit too healthy to be considered cold-weather comfort food.
RecipeZaar.com features a very popular nutritional yeast-based mac 'n' "cheese" that ranks high on the scale of sinful comfort food. Just check out the nutritional info on the link above. You'll see what I mean. After testing it, I decided that it's the perfect mac 'n' "cheese" recipe to warm me up on a cold day.
No, it doesn't taste just like traditional macaroni and cheese, but it's definitely reminiscent of it. So, try to ignore the cold weather and the terrifying number of calories in this dish and enjoy!
Nutritional Yeast Mac 'n' "Cheese"
1 1/2 lbs. pasta
1 1/2 cups soy milk
1 cup water
1/3 cup soy sauce
1 1/2 cups nutritional yeast
1 Tbsp. paprika
1 Tbsp. garlic powder
1 Tbsp. salt (optional)
3 oz. firm tofu
1 cup canola oil
Makes 6 servings
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