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Dec 28th, 2008, 09:11 AM
I discovered yesterday a really wonderful mac n cheese style thing. I used rice pasta spirals and I'm not sure if that made a difference or not, probably not.

boil your pasta... strain... add coconut oil when omnis would add butter... pour on lots of nutritional yeast (and a little garlic and chopped red onions if you like) and a little sea salt to taste.

It was really really good the first time I did it. The second time, I decided to put the salt in the water as opposed to afterwards, and it was not good at all. Does anyone know why this could be?

Jan 23rd, 2009, 10:40 PM
I made mac & cheese last night with a recipe from PETA's website....OMG it was so good...

I tried to put the link in but the website is down at the moment. If you love cheesy stuff this recipe is well worth a try

Digital Ghost
Jan 27th, 2009, 09:05 AM
Rice pasta is supposed to absorb flavours more - apparently.

Your meant to add salt to the water to stop it sticking so much but personally I just stir it and haven't had any problems.

Feb 3rd, 2009, 08:06 AM
Yeah stirring it takes out the problems.

What I meant was, add the salt after the rice pasta has been boiled and drained. For some reason it didn't work half as well when I boiled it with the salt.

Try doing it with rice vermacelli (not the round stuff but the wide flat stuff, about a centimeter wide) too. Oh man that stuff is good. I'm going to post my peanut pad thai recipes soon.

Feb 15th, 2009, 07:19 AM
Macaroni & Cheese Casserole (from www.vegcooking.com (http://www.vegcooking.com))

3 1/2 cups macaroni
1/2 cup vegan margarine
1/2 cup flour
3 1/2 cups boiling water
1-2 tsp salt
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 1/2 tsp garlic powder (i just use a couple of cloves of crushed instead)
1 1/2 tsp turmeric
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 cup nutritional yeast flakes
Paprika to taste

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
Cook macaroni according to packet - drain, set aside
Melt margarine in pan, whisk in flour (med heat) until smooth. Add boiling water, salt, soy sauce, garlic & turmeric. Whisk until thick then add the oil and nutritional yeast.
Mix 3/4 of the sauce with the macaroni & place in casserole dish. Cover with remaining sauce & sprinkle with paprika. Bake for 15 mins. Serves 5

I've made this a couple of times now & its really good!!!