RAW Vegan Mac n' Cheese

Well, I perfected a cooked Vegan Mac n' Cheese recently, and next up was a RAW Vegan version. This was so delicious and I ate the entire portion. Good fats, raw, and PERFECT! The flavor was spot on. There is no need for dairy people... seriously! Get over it. Moo've on.

RAW Vegan Mac n' Cheese

For the Noodles:

Chop 2 medium/large zucchini into identical shapes. Like small penne size. I used this slicer on the thick julienne setting. The key is to have the shape of the "pasta" identical so the mouth feel is like macaroni or noodles.

For the Sauce:
In a high speed blender blend the following to a smooth consistency - 1 small zucchini (or half medium size), juice 1 lemon (or 1 whole lemon peeled), 1/4 - 1/2  cup nutritional yeast, 2-3 tablespoons sweet raw red bell pepper (this makes it orange and adds a great flavor), 1 tablespoon tahini, 2 tsp white miso paste, 1 tbs garlic powder, 1 tbs onion powder, pinch of dried oregano, basil, and thyme. 1-2 tablespoons hemp seeds (this makes it creamy!) Cracked black pepper and salt to taste. The miso makes this salty though so taste it before adding more sodium. If you want a smoked/bacon flavor add 1 tsp smoked paprika. Scallions and extra hemp seed/nutritional yeast for garnishes.

Once sauce is blended, just mix it in with your zoodles and add your garnishes. With the slicer I used and the blender this dish takes 10 minutes. Talk about Easy Mac!

Get that veggie glow people. It's contagious!