Mac and very delicious sauce a.k.a Vegan Mac and Cheese

I bet vegans out there get very excited when they find good recipe for cheese. We are not vegans at home, but I like to explore new things, and now I started to cook vegan for dinner, which you can see from my last posts. We tried Veggie chili, the famous “pulled pork” sandwiches  and the super tasty coconut curry.

I was curious to try some “cheesy” recipe and going back to different websites I found this recipe from Cookie and Kate.

Despite what the comments are saying this doesn`t taste like cheese. Maybe to some extend it can remind you of it by the texture, but it`s not like the real cheese. That said I want to tell you as well how delicious this recipe was. Me and Tom finished it in no time and it was rather satisfying. We agreed it can`t be called Mac and Cheese, but Mac and very delicious sauce 🙂 unnamed (1)

Ingredients

  • 4 cups elbow pasta
  • 3 tbsp olive oil 
  • 1 small onion, chopped 
  • 2 small white potatoes, shredded 
  • 1 glove garlic, minced 
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 tsp red paprika
  • 1/2 cup cashew nuts (I used roasted) 
  • 1 cup water, more as necessary
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons white vinegar 
  • one small fresh jalapeno for serving (optional)

Preparation 

  1. Boil the pasta in salted water
  2. Saute the onions, garlic, potato and spices for 3-4 minutes.
  3. Add the cashew nuts and water and cook until cooked through (about 5-8 minutes). Add more water if necessary.
  4. Blend until smooth and add the nutritional yeast and vinegar. Blend again. Add 4-5 tbsp water if necessary.
  5. Mix the pasta with the sauce and top with fresh jalapeno.

Real home made pasta/lasagna sheets

Many of you have heard about homemade pasta, but perhaps not all of you tried it or made it themselves. Home made pasta is like nothing else. The taste cannot be compared with ready made pasta sold in supermarkets or served at restaurants. I promised to prepare this recipe for a friend of mine long time ago, and i think now its the time to post it.

Ingredients :

-200 g white flour

– 2 eggs

There is nothing special with the dough for the fresh pasta, just stir the flour and the eggs well. Let it rest for 10 minutes and it is ready. Separate the dough into four pieces, and pin them out using the pasta machine. Start with thick size(1) until it becomes thinner( like 6 or 7). You can use it immediately for cooking or leave it to dry for an hour and store it for later use. In the pictures I have made lasagna sheets.