If you cut dairy out of your life one of your biggest cravings will be just that, dairy! You’ll eventually get over it. I know this because I did the last time I tried a cheese-less diet, but for now I WANT CHEESE!! It doesn’t help that I keep a block of cheddar in the refridgerator, because puppy also likes a cheese treat now and then.
They say that nutritional yeast (which is deactivated yeast that comes in a yellowish flaked format) is a good substitute for cheese, giving recipes the creamy cheese texture that we all love. Whoever “they” are didn’t mention the yucky flavour that goes with it! Unlike most faux Mac & Cheese recipes this one is based in cauliflower, so you know right out to the gate what your sauce is made of.
With this, I’ve finally found a recipe that’s for keeps, although I did half the amount of nutritional yeast that was called for in the recipe. I’m not going to try to pretend to be clever enough to create a Mac&Cheese recipe that’s got no dairy in it and actually tastes good.
If you want to try dairy-free Mac&Cheese, this is the recipe for you: Vegan Cauliflower Mac & Cheese. I love that it’s carrots that turn the sauce orange, instead of dubious chemicals as in packaged m&c. I think I could befriend this vegan blogging lady… she has good ideas!