Vegan Mac & Cheese with Extra Veggies 它

Vegan Mac and Cheese

  • Servings: 4 to 6 servings
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • 14 oz any shaped pasta
  • 9 oz chopped broccoli
  • 9 oz petite peas

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  • 1 翻 c raw cashews, soaked, 1h in hot water or microwaved 2 to 3 minutes
  • c nutritional yeast
  • 2 T ground flax seed
  • 1 T onion powder
  • 1 t chipotle, or 1 T for very spicy
  • 翻 t salt
  • 翻 t turmeric
  • a pinch of mustard seed
  • 1 翻 c hot water
  • 翻 T better than bouillon
  • 1 T lemon juice

Directions

  1. Soak cashews.
  2. Steam veggies and set aside.
  3. Cook and strain pasta.
  4. Combine all sauce ingredients and blend until smooth & creamy.
  5. Combine everything and mix well.

Broccoli is so good for you! To make a version you like best, try experimenting with the veggie to pasta ratio. 它 The edible flowers in the photos are from the Wheeler Farm Farmers Market in Salt Lake City, and I love them so much!

A pinch of ground mustard seed added to cooked broccoli activates the enzyme myrosinase which makes sulforaphane which is ridiculously good for you, anti-inflammatory, fights cancer, and can cross the blood-brain barrier. The same strategy applies to all cruciferous vegetables (i.e. cabbage, kale, collards or Brussels sprouts) back to any that have been cooked.

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