Copying and pasting as requested... :)
I have a recipe you may want to try. I know this may sound a bit whack, but I try and eat healthy quite a bit, which some people would find a bit intimidating.
My fiance was doing and I have been planning our wedding for a while, and she wanted to do a little pot luck with her bridesmaids. Between the two of us, she feels I'm the better cook and she wanted me to whip something up. Two of her bridesmaids are lactose intolerant, one is vegetarian, and one has Coeliac disease (gluten intolerance). This basically meant that I could not use dairy, meat, or wheat... and essentially had to make something vegan.
I enjoy cooking, and I enjoy healthy eating, so I figured this would be a new challenge to come up with something. I was already at an advantage though, because I am lactose intolerant and have to limit my dairy, and already know how to use other alternatives. I was able to come up with this idea to make Gluten Free Vegan Mac N' Cheese.
It was so simple, and yet so delicious and creamy. My fiance's bridesmaids loved it, and were asking how I made this.
Now before you freak out and go "ewwww"... hear me out on this, as you may actually enjoy this yourself and you can perhaps attract a new demographic of viewers as well ;)
1 454 gr Package Gluten Free Pasta (Brown Rice)
Veggie Stock (Optional)
2 Cans Coconut Milk
2 Cups Daiya Cheese (this vegan cheese alternative - which is pretty close to cheese and it's not made from Soy)
2 Diced Roma Tomatoes
½ Large chopped Onion
½ Can Tomato Paste
3 Cloves chopped Garlic
3 Tablespoons Coconut oil (or olive oil)
1 Tablespoon Turmeric
1 Teaspoon Chili Powder
Salt & Pepper to taste.
Za'atar Herb Mix (Optional)
Chopped Parsley (Optional)
Follow instructions on Brown Rice Pasta package (optional: instead of boiling it in water, use veggie stock).
In a pot heat the oil, garlic and onions and sautee them around. Add turmeric, chilli powder, tomatoes, and tomato paste and stir. Add the Coconut Milk and Bayleaves and bring to a boil. Stir in the Daiya cheese. Season is with salt and pepper.
Add the cooked Brown Rice Pasta.
You may serve this as is, or you can add some fresh chopped parsley at the top along with some Za'atar Herb Mix as a topper.
If you don't know what Za'atar is (you wouldn't be the only one), it happens to be the Palestinian Herb mix. It consists of dried Thyme, Oregano and toasted sesame seeds. They usually put it on bread, or dip bread and olive oil it it. I found that it added a bit of an unusual kick to the Mac N Cheese.
The awesome thing with this recipe is you can add whatever you want to it, you can add veggies to it, or chop up veggie dogs (if you want keep it vegan) and fry them in a pan and stir them into the Mac N' Cheese.
I hope you try this and I hope you enjoy this.
Happy Cooking! :D