Vegan Mac & Cheese

Hi Friends,

Hope you are having a great day so far! So as you guys know, I’m super into cooking and preparing healthy foods. One of the biggest benefits of regular yoga practice (easy going yoga practice) is the strong and healthy connection between your mind and body. Your system actually rewires itself to slip into a cycle of desiring behaviors that are great for you …aka eating healthy, gravitating toward nourishing relationships, and improving self awareness.

it only works if you practice.

So all of that practice on the mat should naturally overhaul our diets, without us having to have such a forced change. Exchanging potato chips for carrots and hummus is a side affect of al those down dogs. Watch out! You may just get more radiant than you are ready for!

More great news is eating well doesn’t mean you have to be on a diet! I’m talking about more of a slow overhaul of how we live and how we eat than any off balance calorie restriction and deprivation programs. You make the rules and you decide how you feel.

I present to you, a healthy, delicious, plant baed Mac & Cheese you’re going to love rotating into your several times a month go-t0 dish. One thing I love about this dish, besides that it is fun and easy to make, and all the ingredients are so clean and fresh, is that you can mix out the past with all kinds of fun substitutes to keep this recipe fresh in your house. Spagetti squash, mung bean pasta, and any gluten free pasta are all great options that totally transform this dish! Enjoy!

m&c with pasta shells

Here is the recipe for a Spagetti Squash version and the video below is a version with pasta shells. Big shout out to Detoxinista for the recipe. Go check out her blog. She has so many great, healthy, fun, and yummy options!

m&c with spagetti squash

1 spagetti squash

1 cup cashews

2 cups mushrooms

1/4 cup nutritional yeast

1 table spoon Dijon

Crushed red pepper flakes

Curry powder

Now What

Toss whole squash into oven at 350 roast for 30 minutes

Prepare sauce

Cashews, Dijon, Water & Spices in Vitamix - Vitamix it up

Cut open squash and fork out “spagetti”

Cut mushrooms

Combine spagetti, mushrooms and sauce

Bake in glass dish for 25 minutes at 350

 

 

Enjoy!

xo

Tara

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14 Responses to Vegan Mac & Cheese

  • “You make the rules and you decide how you feel.” Love that!! This looks so yummy. I always make a butternut squash sauce for mac and cheese :)

    • Wow that great idea and really inspiring me to make some like you do Zareen. Butternut squash sauce maybe great taste combine with cheese. When that’s melt together that’s will bring delight. So Yummy.

  • Melissa said on 2-10-13 at 12:34 am

    This was my first time trying nut cheese, and I was pleasantly surprised! I’m vegetarian and aiming to eat more quality foods and this will definitely be a staple! Thanks for sharing!

  • This looks delicious – I really like the idea of using the squash instead of the pasta shells!

  • wow this is a really nice to start for people like me who wants to be a vegan but are having a hard time in switching. Thanks for the recipes. I think this yummy recipe will be a lot help in making me a 100% vegan!

  • Never have even heard of “nut cheese” but sounds great.
    Just wonder how hard it will be to find. Can’t wait to try this Mac and Cheese recipe.
    Thank you!

  • Ashlie said on 3-10-13 at 7:56 pm

    Hi Tara!
    Which Vitamix do you recommend? There seem to be so many different models, I’m unsure which one will work best for me! The one you use seems to be very powerful!
    Thanks!! <3 <3

  • Sounds delicious!! Maybe I could make the transition to vegan after all!

  • I watched your video and my mouth started watering as soon as you pulled the mac and cheese out of the oven. I have to try this recipe. Thanks!

  • Samantha D said on 3-24-13 at 5:34 pm

    I’ve been vegan for the past year and a half, because I was originally vegetarian and found that I was horridly lactose intolerant. I’ve been craving mac and cheese so badly, and then I found this recipe as I was practicing yoga from your videos. I’m so stoked to try this tonight with my family!

  • Love this recipe! Would love to see more on your site!

  • The m&c with pasta shells looks superb delicious.

    Your yoga posture in the image looks amazing. I’m very conscious about my health and fitness and I follow Tryfoodlovers diet, also I’m a yogist and I know yoga really needs a connection between mind & body and of course practice makes it perfect.

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