Here, the perennial kid-favoured mac and cheese gets a plant-based makeover. One of the key ingredients in this recipe is cauliflower. This standout superfood is all the rage at the moment, and for good reason. Cauliflower is rich in glucosinolates, sulphur-containing compounds with potent antioxidant properties.
This vegan cheeze sauce would also be great served warm alongside vegetables and cubes of bread as a fondue meal.
Cook pasta according to package directions, drain, and set aside.
For cheeze sauce, set steamer basket into medium-sized saucepan and add water to just below base of steamer basket. Bring water to a boil over high heat and add potato, cauliflower, and carrots; cover with lid and steam until carrots and potatoes are fork tender, about 12 to 18 minutes. Transfer hot steamed vegetables to high-speed blender along with nondairy milk, oil, lemon juice, nutritional yeast, arrowroot flour (if using), onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and tomato paste (if using). Blend on high until smooth.
Into large saucepan, add cooked pasta and pour cheeze sauce overtop. Stir in peas and warm over medium heat, stirring constantly, until warmed through. Serve and enjoy.
Any leftovers will keep in airtight container in refrigerator for up to 4 days. To reheat, add a splash of nondairy milk or water and warm over medium heat.
Ever thought about making burgers as an appetizer or as a potluck meal for friends and family? Try making your favourite burger into bite-sized portions. They might be small in size, but they won’t be small in flavour. These burgers also pair well with a Greek salad for a delicious mid-week lunch or dinner. Fresh is best Squeeze fresh lemon on patties while cooking to give them the fresh zing of citrus.
What worldwide vacation is complete without a stop in Italy? Dad won’t miss the meat in this flavourful mushroom alternative complete with Italian spices and a zesty vegetable tapenade. Portobellos have a uniquely “meaty” texture and act as a sponge to lock in loads of flavour. This meaty plant-based burger is sure to become a favourite—even with any meat-lovers in your life. Custom-made! Don’t be afraid to customize your burger buns to fit your patties. If your bun’s too big, trim off excess and save the trimmed bits of bread, but don’t discard. Instead, cut into small cubes; drizzle with some olive oil, sea salt, and seasonings of choice; bake at 350 F (180 C) for 10 to 15 minutes, and you’ll have delicious homemade croutons for use in soups and salads throughout the week.
Next stop, Asia! This shrimp burger combines classic Asian flavours with unique toppings for rich umami flavour with the saltiness of the ocean. Whether served on a bun or over rice in a more traditional Asian-style meal, try some unique miso yogurt or wasabi mayo dressing for a fabulous flavour bomb. Keep those burgers juicy Place raw patties on a plate or tray, and cover and freeze or refrigerate for 15 to 30 minutes to keep them together and to lock in moisture.
While on your burger journey, visit Jamaica, where you’ll find the spicy jerk flavours native to this beautiful island. Maple syrup adds a unique, sticky sweetness, while fresh lime juice highlights the fresh, tangy flavours of the Caribbean. Try making your own jerk seasoning or purchase store-bought for an easy shortcut.