Thursday, August 16, 2007

Best Mac UnCheeze EVA!

Seriously, Jess of Get Sconed? Total goddess. She took the New Farm Cookbook's fat laden version and healthied it up a bit and shared it on her blog a while back. I've been wanting to try it but always make the version I've come to know and love from the Nutritional Yeast Cookbook.

But man oh man, no more! Nope, I am absolutely HOOKED on her amazing interpretation. For the green in my mac Uncheeze i opted for organic frozen peas (almost always opt for peas, honestly) and it was perfection.Gooey, cheezy, and satisfying. Jess is even more of a goddess than at first i realized as she had the forethought to deliver a halved recipe on her blog which meant i only devoured half the carby goodness i would have had she given me the tools to make more right off the bat. (i ate half of the four servings i made. mm hmmm, i sure did)

I used some sprouted wheat and flax seed spirals for my pasta and the optional fresh garlic, onion powder, paprika, and panko breadcrumbs on the top (had to broil it at the end for a couple mins to get those babies to brown after a spritz of olive oil was applied). I also used a heaping spoonful of this stuff (which, i'm sad to say, i don't believe veganessentials.com is carrying anymore, gasp!) in my cheezy mix because it is absolutely my favorite condiment (aside from salsa). It's mustard with a nutritional yeast punch...something i personally can never get enough of.

If you haven't tried this one yet, get thee to Jess's blog and do so immediately! to round out my meal i had a big salad of butter lettuce, tons of fresh 'shrooms, tomato, sprouts and surprise of all surprises, ginger dressing.this morning's breakfast? the rest of the mac with a bowl of fresh mango, strawberries, and organic blackberries that were absolutely divine.

22 comments:

Dr. Melissa West, Lifestyle Coach said...

I love that you had the left over mac and cheez for breakfast! That sounds amazing. I will have to try this one out! It looks creamy and yummy!

VeggieGirl said...

oh my goodness, I completely agree - Jess is amazing with her renditions on recipes; and this mac n' cheese is no exception!! looks delicious. oh and that lovely fruit salad of yours? a personal favorite of mine - give me a bowl of berries and I'm content :0)

KleoPatra said...

Thatta girl. i'm in love with cheez and mac 'n' cheez, uncheez, whatever. This looks so good. Nice photography there, i have to say. Make me drool, why don't you!? Jess is amazing. She knows what she's doin' and does it so incredibly well. Thanks for sharing what YOU did too! i'm headed over to Jess's blog even as we "speak." Thanks for sharing, again, such goooooooodness. Yummy.

aTxVegn said...

I've made that mac n' cheez a couple of times. It is fantastic!

Johanna3 said...

i have all the ingredients!!!

i will do it for lunch today, yum.

love the fruit salad so colorful.

Vegan_Noodle said...

That man uncheez sounds awesome, I like the thought of panko on the top. How sad about that nutritional yeast mustard, that sounds like it would be my favorite condiment too!

Veg-a-Nut said...

Who does not love mac and cheese. This is truly a mouth watering recipe. Oh my goodness how I would love some of that right now for breakfast and the berries... YummO

Ash said...

Jess's mac uncheeze is hands down my favourite cheeze type recipe ever! Your pics are making me crave it...must make this soon.

the pleasantly plump vegan said...

nothing better than a pasta leftover for breakfast.
i want some of that fruit salad though!

bazu said...

yeah, that mac& cheese was a total revelation for me, my first vegan mac & cheese, and it totally hit the spot!

healthnut said...

Sounds like you really enjoyed that mac 'n cheez. I made mac 'n cheez once before using the same recipe you used but it didn't turn out good. I must have done something wrong, or maybe I just haven't gotten used to that nutritional yeast flavor. The fruit looks delicious too!

Judy said...

What great pics, it all looks so tasty. And I too love the fresh pop of green peas in a pasta dish.

Kumudha said...

Great pictures!

Melody Polakow said...

Looks amazing! I love peas with mac and cheeze too.. big time... I will have to give that recipe a try... and the salad and fruit look great too.

funwithyourfood said...

that fresh fruit is making me drool! I was never a big fan of mac in cheese so I've yet to try a vegan version but I've only heard good things about this recipe as well

Teddy

Melissa said...

I made the Mac Uncheese as my first realy vegan experiment. My roommates and Adam ate with me - we all loved it! I will convert them yet!

textual bulldog said...

wow! that mac n' cheez looks AWESOME! i can't wait to try it! your fruit photo is also beautiful...

Rage And Love said...

wow that looks really good...i'm drooling!

jess (of Get Sconed!) said...

Do you know how honored I am? I've actually had a shockingly distressing and depressing past couple weeks, and apologize for not visiting sooner..but yeah, this has made my evening!

laura jesser said...

Mmm, yes... I've made this before--simply stunning! It doesn't taste fat-reduced at all (though I can't say I've tried the original)! And yes, sounds great for breakfast! :)

vko said...

So absolutely drool-worthy...I love peas in my mac & cheez. The pop of the green peeking out from the creamy mac & cheez is so perfect.

Kati said...

Yeah, you don't have to tell us how much of a goddess Jess is - we all know. ;-) I have yet to try the mac & cheez, but it looks truly amazing.