I want to start off the first blog post by saying I don’t have fancy taste. I am a very simple eater and have been told I eat like a 5 year old. One of my New Years Resolutions is to not eat out during the work week. I want to make things that can last a couple days, having leftovers for lunch is one thing, but having leftovers that can make another dinner is amazing!
I have a dairy allergy that I pretend I don’t have, but I figured while I am making resolutions I should make one about this too. Unfortunately, I have already broken that one. Last Sunday, I made Dairy Free Mac and Cheese. For someone who has never made dairy free anything before this was going to be a learning experience. I had high hopes that this was going to be amazing, and I may quite possibly have built it up so much that I was even more disappointed when I failed. I am not afraid to admit I failed, it was my first time ever making something like this. Below is the recipe in case you want to try.
30 minutes: 10 minutes to cook macaroni and make sauce, 20 minutes oven and grill time.
3 1/2 cups dried macaroni
1/2 cup vegan margarine
1/2 cup plain white flour
3 1/2 cups boiling water
1 tsp salt, added gradually to taste
2 tbsp. soy sauce
1-2 cloves fresh garlic, crushed
1 cup nutritional yeast flakes
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Cook macaroni in boiling, lightly salted water according to directions on package. When cooked, drain in colander and return to pan to keep warm.
3. While pasta is cooking, melt margarine over low heat.
4. Beat in flour with a wire whisk
5. Continue to beat over a medium heat until the mixture (called a roux), is smooth and bubbly.
6. Whip in the boiling water, salt, soy sauce, garlic, and turmeric, beating well to dissolve the roux.
7. The sauce should continue to cook until it thickens and begins to bubble.
8. Whip in the yeast flakes.
9. Mix part of the sauce with the cooked macaroni, and put in a casserole dish.
10. Pour the rest of the sauce on top, sprinkle with paprika
11. Bake for 15 minutes. Put under the broiler for a few minutes until the sauce thickens and gets stretchy.
I honestly have no idea where I went wrong, but it was a major fail on my part. Looked good, but did not taste good.
I wish you readers luck, and please let me know if you try it! I am curious to see if others can make it and what tips you would have for me.