Mac And Cheese :: Deceptively Delicious

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I shared last week that I started cooking through Deceptively Delicious.  This week’s recipe was mac and cheese…and in my case a dairy free version.
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Whole wheat macaroni…
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The secret in this recipe :: pureed beans mixed in the {almond} milk and {soy} cheese.  I used my Magic Bullet to puree…wasn’t enough to pull out the food processor for.  I recently got over the Magic Bullet fad until I started making my daily morning protein shakes in them.  One less container to clean…I just drink right out of it with a straw.  Realizing it was worth it after all.
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I used a soy cheese mix…the recipe called for cheddar.  If Whole Foods was closer I would have made the drive to pick some up{cheddar soy} but this Trader Joe’s brand was good enough.  I think the cheddar could have been a better choice.  I like to measure things out on my kitchen scale.  Great for portion sizes and not having to use measuring cups all the time. 
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All the seasonings…
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I added chicken and broccoli to make the meal a little more substantial.  And a little olive oil and minced garlic.  It was pretty good for soy.  But soy cheese mac and cheese will never be the same.  I am guessing the real cheese version would be better. 
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***Edited to add :: the next day it is amazing!  The cheese marinates into the noodles.  Yum!
Homemade mac and cheese or the blue box?
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11 comments:

  1. I like it homemade, but my oldest will only eat the Velveeta kind. :s Thankfully, I serve hers with fruit and veggies, but it's still Velveeta. I cheat and don't empty the whole "cheese" packet into the pot. I think yours looks much yummier!!

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  2. I've been on the lookout for a good homemade macaroni recipe. I tried one from food network recently (I think it was a Paula Deen recipe?) but it wasn't that great. And it was a bit of work too! I know how to make it without a recipe but I'm really after a baked kind.

    Could you taste the cauliflower in yours? My husband is super picky - I'm not sure if I can fool him! ;)

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  3. It's only 9am here but girl, I could use a bowl of that mac and cheese!! ;-)

    Happy Wednesday Dear! xo

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  4. I picked up the cookbook and decided to join you! This morning I made the Oatmeal with Pumpkin puree. Pretty tasty and my baby loved it! :)

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  5. that looks hummy and yay for making it tailored to your needs! awesome!

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  6. ok, I had never eaten Mac & cheese until I married the hubs...seriously. Now I make it for the little one- the velveta kind, but I want to try to make this one

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  7. wow, i made mac & cheese tonight too! good that you can make the substitutions, very interesting about the white beans. and thanks for your patience, i'm mailing out your prize tomorrow!

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  8. This looks like the perfect dish for these cold winter days, so comforting!

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  9. I love Mac and Cheese and this looks so very delish! Thanks for sharing! I think I'm gonna try it real soon!

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  10. I love Deceptively Delicious! I just got her second cookbook for Christmas and I'm stoked to try some of the recipes once I've got this whole 2 kids thing down. I am also a fan of homemade mac and cheese, although I still use the velveeta cheese block to make it so maybe that's only semi-homemade :)

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  11. mmmMMMm sounds delish, if only we had a Wholefood's in Australia :( the only soy cheese I can get is from a deli and is rather like rubber!

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