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HELP! Vegan Mac and Cheese?

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Anyone know a good brand that tastes like the cheap stuff out of a box like Kraft? Or perhaps a good recipe? 

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This is my favorite recipe: http://fatfreevegan.com/blog/2011/02/17/baked-macaroni-and-cheese/

It's been a long time since I ate real mac and cheese so I don't know how much it tastes like the real thing, but this stuff seems to satisfy any cravings I ever have for it. I like to put broccoli and spinach in it right before I bake it too.

 

I feel like it has all the pleasant taste real mac and cheese had without the gross "I should not have eaten that" feeling afterwards.

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Anyone know a good brand that tastes like the cheap stuff out of a box like Kraft? Or perhaps a good recipe? 


http://www.edwardandsons.com/reo_shop_pastas.itml

 

I like to eat this one. The kids one tastes the cheesest, but they have healthier options too.

 

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You can also find many recipes on vegweb.

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post #4 of 15
Amy's makes a frozen one that's OK.
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Amy's makes a frozen one

 

Unfortunately it's not vegan. It contains milk-derived casein, although I can't figure out why. Casein is used to make melty-stretchy soy cheese. Mac n cheese is saucy, not melty-stretchy. Huh ...

 

'saucy' and 'melty-stretchy' are of course terms used in advanced culinary science :)

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Amy's makes a frozen one

 

Unfortunately it's not vegan. It contains milk-derived casein, although I can't figure out why. Casein is used to make melty-stretchy soy cheese. Mac n cheese is saucy, not melty-stretchy. Huh ...

 

'saucy' and 'melty-stretchy' are of course terms used in advanced culinary science :)

I meant this one. smiley.gif42577b61-73c9-ff17.jpg
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I meant this one.

 

I didn't know that even existed!

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post #8 of 15
that looks nice.lick.gif
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that looks nice.lick.gif
It is good, but I haven't had dairy cheese in years, so I'm not sure how authentic it is. They use daiya cheddar in this Amys's one, and I like to toast some breadcrumbs on top. smiley.gif
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The Amy's one tastes like Stouffer's mac & cheese. It's good...but not healthy at all. Although I'm guessing if you're eating mac & cheese, it isn't for health reasons. ;)
 

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The Amy's one tastes like Stouffer's mac & cheese. It's good...but not healthy at all. Although I'm guessing if you're eating mac & cheese, it isn't for health reasons. wink3.gif
 

grin.gif Here's the data from Amy's site: Ingredients : No Trans Fat/No Added MSG/No Preservatives (Vegan) Organic rice pasta (organic rice flour, water), filtered water, DaiyaTM Vegan Cheddar-Style Cheeze (filtered water, tapioca and/or arrowroot flour, expeller pressed high oleic safflower oil, coconut oil, pea protein, salt, inactive yeast, vegan natural flavors, vegetable glycerin, xanthan gum, citric acid, annatto), organic expeller pressed safflower and/or sunflower oil, organic sweet rice flour, sea salt, nutritional yeast, mustard powder.
Nutritional Facts Serving Size: 1 Servings Per Container: 1 Serving Weight: 1 Product UPC: 042272000432

Calories: 520 Calories from Fat: 190 Total Fat: 22g Saturated Fat: 5g Trans Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 740mg Carbohydrates: 72g Fiber: 3g Sugars: 0g Protein: 8g Organic: 77% Vitamin A: 0% • Vitamin C: 0% Calcium: 6% • Iron: 6%
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I make my own cheesy sauce that's great over pasta, or veggies, or even would probably make a nice pizza sauce. I don't really measure it exactly, but here is the approximate recipe:

 

1/4c raw cashews/sunflower seeds
1c cauliflower
1 medium carrot
1/2 small onion
2 large cloves garlic
1/4c nutritional yeast
1T miso paste
1t spicy mustard
salt, pepper

Soak cashews/seeds overnight and drain.
Steam cauliflower and carrots until tender. Save leftover water.
Sautee onions and garlic until golden.
Blend cashews/seeds with vegetables, nutritional yeast, miso and mustard until smooth, adding enough of the leftover water to equal about 2 cups of sauce
Salt and pepper to taste.

post #14 of 15
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Thanks everyone. I'll check some of these out. I've had the Amys' before and I didn't care for it. :( I didn't like the Mac and Chreese either but I had a different kind from the picture you posted. 

I hate baked Mac and Cheese so I'm trying to find something that tastes like kraft or like the el cheapo 30 cent boxes from Wal-Mart haha. Maybe I can modify some of the recipes to suite this. 

 

Thanks again for all your help!

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post #15 of 15

On Pinterest I saw an interesting option - this homemade mac n cheese, but it looks super a lot like kraft or amy's http://peacebypastries.blogspot.com/2010/03/off-kids-menu.html

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