Mac And Cheese :: Deceptively Delicious

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.
Whole wheat macaroni…
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.
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. 
All the seasonings…
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. 
***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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