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CanineCrazy
02-21-2004, 11:47 PM
Does anyone have a really good recipe for mac & cheese? I can't seem to duplicate it no matter what I try. Thanks!

thecatspajamas
02-22-2004, 11:41 AM
Recipe schmecipe!

I get my vegan mac and cheese out of a box, just like I used to. Go to:

http://www.chreese.com/pastas.itml

and order yourself a box of shells and chreese. It's the second best vegan mac and cheese I've ever had, second only to Soul Veg. Add a little soy milk, some vegan margarine, and voila! I see that you're in Illinois and I know that many stores in the Chicago area like Whole Foods or Wild Oats carry the stuff without having to order it online. It would probably keep forever on the shelf, so order a bunch and save on shipping. Enjoy!

herbi
02-22-2004, 11:54 AM
I personally prefer the ABC's & chReese b/c they're nice & orange, just like mac n cheese is SUPPOSED to be! :D I mix it up with water & margarine, since I usually only have chocolate soymilk around, and it comes out fine n tasty. mm-mm...

If you want a Recipe (schmecipe), I suggest the one provided by our own Wonko the Sane, in this thread. (http://plantbasedpeople.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1806) I don't have any fancy "citric acid" but I always put lemon juice, paprika, & margarine AND vegenaise in, and every local vegan I've served it to has been blown away, said it was the best mac n cheese they'd had! :)

Keep in mind, if you're a new vegan and have been eating real cheese recently, it's not gonna taste exactly the same. I suggest a couple-month hiatus to let your tastebuds forget... ;)

Good luck!

bumblebee
02-23-2004, 03:18 AM
"Does anyone have a really good recipe for mac & cheese? I can't seem to duplicate it no matter what I try."

Don't feel bad. No one can. :(

penfold
02-23-2004, 09:03 AM
reading this thread this morning it occurred to me that a cool thing about being a Brit is that the primary cheap n' cheerful carb n' protein Mac n' Cheese equivalent comfort-food is for many people (probably) Beans on Toast (http://www.plantbasedpeople.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=3248), which is automatically vegan (with the minor change of marg instead of butter - if you were that way inclined)

acquire a taste for beans on toast today and end (maybe) those Mac n Cheese cravings for good!!! :yes:

iamtheqbu
02-23-2004, 10:27 AM
There is a really good 'cheese' mix (comes in a powder) that makes the scrummiest mac and cheese I have ever had! EVER! It's made by the Dixie Diners Club and we buy it off of the internet at Vegan Essentials...maybe, I can't remember where right now. If you can find it, order it! It is sooo worth it. One tip though, don't make it as strong as they suggest. In your noodles add a good spoonful of Earth Balance butter, garlic, a good bit of salt, pepper and parsely (and other herbs and spices you like) and then slowly sprinkle on small handfulls of the powder cheese mix until it is as strong as you like it. I like to add brocolli, 'beef' and/or spinach to mine as well. Super Yummy and Super Healthy!

portablekitten
02-23-2004, 04:11 PM
Here's the link to:

Dixie Diner's Club (http://dixiediner.com/)

iamtheqbu
02-23-2004, 09:28 PM
Yup! That's the stuff!

cin
03-04-2004, 05:26 PM
the chreese tasted more like falafel than cheese to me. just a warning.

Artichoke47
03-04-2004, 05:33 PM
I don't really like macaroni and chreese, but fettichini noodles with garlic, onions, zucchini, tomatoes, and spinach - now, that's the best! All organic, too. :D

elle kay
03-04-2004, 07:33 PM
I've been diggin on this recipe for a couple years now:
http://www.theppk.com/recipes/dbrecipes/index.php?RecipeID=122


Vegan Cheese Sauce
Submitted by LK

prep time: 5 minutes | cooking time: 5 minutes | makes 2+ cups

This recipe is an amazing alternative to all sorts of traditional cheese sauces. Use less water for a nacho cheese or use a little more water for a macaroni and cheese style sauce. Adding extra margarine will make it creamier. Great over steamed vegetables, mashed potatoes, in burritos, on veggie burgers, and the list goes on!

Equipment:
Sauce pan

Ingredients
1/2 cup unbleached flour
1/2 cup nutritional yeast
1 1/2 - 2 cups water
2 tbs soy margarine
1 tbs yellow mustard
garlic salt to taste

Additional spices can and should be added at your discretion. Yummy add-ins are curry powder, turmeric, red pepper, powdered mustard, cumin, etc.

Directions
Mix flour and nutritional yeast in saucepan. Add enough water to form a thin paste and mix thouroughly to avoid any dry pockets. Add the rest of the water and turn on heat to medium. Stir continually until sauce reaches desired consistancy. Remove from heat and stir in margarine. Add yellow mustard, garlic salt, and any other spices you wish.