Easy Peasy Mac and Cheesy
This recipe is quite easy. Reminds me of my childhood. I used to have a babysitter that would make mac and cheese with canned franks. Oh goodness, glad I have branched out since then.
All you need is …….
- a package of Gluten Free Macaroni (serves around 4-6)
- Frozen peas and carrots
- Gluten Free Turkey Franks (or other meat substitute)
- balsamic vinegar
- butter of choice
- special sauce ** (see recipe below)
Cook pasta according to package, drain, throw back in pot. Add a little butter to keep moist. While pasta is cooking, add 1 1/2 cups frozen peas and 1 cup sliced turkey franks to a skillet. Add balsamic vinegar or braggs aminos, cover and let them steam together. Takes about 5 minutes. Then throw them into pot with pasta. Mix together.
Now for the special sauce. Make this sauce then add it to your finished pasta.
Special Sauce Adapted from Here
Makes about 1½ cups
- 1 cup Brewers yeast (can also use Nutritional yeast)
- 3 T. GF Flour (arrowroot works nice)
- ¼ cup plus 2 T. vegetable broth powder
- 1 cup dairy-free milk (I used hemp milk but soy or almond would work)
- ¼ cup plus 2 T. Water
- 3 T. Tahini or Cashew butter
- 1 tsp. Onion powder
- 1/2 tsp. Paprika (I actually used more but I like it spicy)
- 1/2 tsp. Garlic
- Sea Salt and black pepper, to taste
Combine nutritional yeast, flour and vegetable broth powder in a small saucepan, mixing together until combined. Add your liquids and nut butters, then turn heat to medium-low, keep stirring until the powder is smooth and evenly mixed. Add in your spices and let it thickened and until it gets warm, about 2-3 minutes. If there is a strong flour taste, add a little more water or oil and cook a little more. Then turn off heat and add salt to taste.
Serve with Marmite and toast. That’s if you’re a marmite lover like us!
Want another Great Mac and Cheese recipe?
Check out the recipe Heather just posted!
Food for thought:
One of my favorite devotionals is taking me through a 10 day “OPTIMISM” challenge and I have to say, it’s been a great focus! Don’t get me wrong, we can’t change our circumstances neither can we just ignore them, but we can choose how we react to them. I think I will engrave it on my forehead. Anyway, I know a lot of people have recently been going through some hardships and I am always amazed at the way this community supports each other during these times. I think that support helps us stay optmistic and/or hopeful.
Trust God’s Ways, Even When You Don’t Like Them
“I once complained that I had no shoes,
until I met a man who had no feet.”
If we step back and get an eagle’s eye view, we can be reminded that although disappointment, failure and difficulties are part of our lives, they do not signify the entirety of our existence. We can either choose to drown, or choose to fight. Fight for optimism. Fight for an attitude of gratitude. Fight for faith, despite our feelings. Fight for a life filled with joy, instead of negativity.
Ponder that my friends. <3
Cheers to the weekend!