Category Archives: Comfort

Number 1 Comfort Food: Mac & Cheese

Comfort Food: Mac & Cheese

[Sign] Mac & Cheese. The perfect meal to eat when watching a movie or a marathon of one of your favorite t.v. shows. You are all cuddled up on the couch with a fleece blanket, and enjoying the cheesy goodies of the spiral or elbow noodles. [Sign]

Ok. Now I am going to take this recipe, and change it into a vegan, gluten free enjoyable dish.

Ingredients:
2 boxes of gluten free spiral, elbow, or shell noodles (like Quinoa)
¼ cup (½ stick) non-dairy butter, cubed

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4 cups non-dairy milk
2 Tbsp egg replacement + 6Tbsp water (mixed)
½ tsp black pepper
8 oz. vegan shredded cheddar cheese (like Rice cheese)
4 oz vegan cheddar cheese cubed (like Almond cheese)

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Directions:
Preheat oven 350 degrees.
Pour milk into pot. Boil. Stir consistently until reduced by half. Cool.

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Cook pasta according to package directions.
Whisk together milk, egg replacement mixture, and black pepper. Add to pasta, stir. Add the shredded cheese and cubed cheese. Cook over medium low heat, until cheese melts.

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Pour into 2 quart casserole dish.
Bake in the oven no longer than 30 minutes.

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It is now time to sit back with a bowl, and bask in this warm filling dish.

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Baby, It’s Cold Outside, Why Not Have Some Soup?

Ok, so that is not how Dean Martin originally sang it, but it is indeed getting cold out.  Of course, vegetable soup or stew came to my mind.  Here is a link to a recipe I used as a guide.

Ingredients:

6 carrots peeled, chopped

3-6 celery stalks chopped

1 onion chopped

2 potatoes peeled, chopped

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2 Tbsp olive oil

1 32 oz + 2 cups of vegetable broth

1 tsp thyme

1 tsp oregano

1 tsp salt

2 14 oz cans of diced tomatoes

Directions:

Use a Dutch oven.  Add olive oil and onions.  Sauté for 5 minutes or until onions softened.

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Add potatoes, celery, and carrots.  Stir. Add vegetable broth, tomatoes, thyme, oregano, and salt.

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Turn heat to a boil.

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After it starts to boil, turn temperature to a simmer and cover.

Stir occasionally for an hour, or until vegetables are softened.

I was unsure how much it made, but each serving should be about 1 to 1 ½ cups.

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You can add more vegetable broth, or you can add water to have a thinner consistency.  Also, you can add other vegetables like green beans, peas, or corn, but add these at the last minute.

This will definitely warm you up.  I enjoyed eating this dish wrapped in a blanket, and watching Investigation Discovery.

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