We have been on a kick where we make the same things over and over recently. When all of the go-tos feel like you just had them last night, it is time to spice things up and try something new. Since my wife cannot have dairy one of her favorite foods, Mac & Cheese, quickly got eliminated from the list. (That is if you should technically even call Kraft’s powder a cheese. (Or the squeeze tube for that matter…) I think I just threw up a bit in my mouth thinking of it.
I have been doing some searching recently and found some recipes to try and a few others that I wanted to experiement with. Using our new Vitamix, I have been finding all sorts of combinations to throw in there and see what turns out. Most have been successful thus far.
On to the recipe:
What you will need:
- 3.5 C of Dried Pasta (Elbow Mac, Penne, Spirals)
- 1.5 C Almond Milk (Could sub Soy if you prefer) – Note I used (1/2 C Raw Almonds and 1.5C Water – Vitamix Almond Milk)
- 1 C Water
- 3/4 C Raw Cashews
- 1/2 C Raw Brazil Nuts
- 3 Tbsp lemon juice
- 2 Cloves Garlic – Peeled
- 2 tsp Arrowroot Powder
- 1 tsp Sea Salt
- 1/2 tsp Onion Powder
- 1/4 tsp Dry Mustard (aka Mustard Powder)
What to do:
- Preheat Oven to 375 Degrees
- Bring a pot of water to boil, put in pasta, stir. Cook for 11 minutes, stirring occasionally
- Combined all remaining ingredients in Vitamix (blender or immersion blender will work as well) and blend together
- Lightly coat an 8×12″ baking dish with oil to prevent sticking
- When pasta is finished, drain and mix with the sauce
- Transfer ingredients to the dish
- *Note* it will appear very runny, but do not worry!
- Cover with foil and put into oven
- Cook for 18 minutes
- Remove foil and cook another 6 minutes
Watch the final step to not over bake. Unfortunately my first batch got a bit more done than desired and the sauce got a little chunky, but still tasted amazing.
You will be amazed at how creamy this tastes! You would think it had heavy cream and pounds of cheese! Enjoy! My next attempt may try to use tri-color noodles and incorporate some savory herbs. Pics will be added on the next attempt!