Monday, April 3, 2017

No Nut - No Oil - No Salt Vegan Mac & Cheese & a Few Sunday Buys!

I've had a few people contact me about the many cheesy dips, sauces, etc I have been posting lately and ask for ones without nuts or oils or salt.  HERE is one of those recipes!  I introduce you to the No Nut - No Oil - No Salt Vegan Mac & Cheese Sauce I put on my last rough of elbow mac!

Recipe:

1 C Sunflower Seeds, Soaked
2.5 C Water
1 Large Carrot
1/2 T Minced Garlic
2 T Tomato Paste
1/4 C Nutritional Yeast
1 T Lemon Juice
1 T Flour (I used Bob Red Mill's Gluten Free All-Purpose)
Squirt Yellow Mustard
2 T Bragg's Liquid Amino's
1/2 tea Turmeric

I really liked the way this one turned out!  I think the difference being I soaked the sunflower seeds and the addition of the squirt of mustard and the amount of Animo's!  The 'saltiness' comes from the amino's so there isn't any added salt but there is still sodium.  Of course I sprinkled Smoked Paprika on top.  I have been getting a few questions about that lately, too!  YES...I'm a bit addicted to Smoked Paprika lately but there are some other reasons I am adding it to a lot of my stuff.  One of these days I will share that info with you!


I was in Wegmans TWICE in TWO days!  That is rare.  What is even more rare is that I bought very little for myself when I did go there.  Here is one of the things that I did pick up.  This is my first time trying this vegan Tofurky pizza.  It was ok.  I'm not much of a fake meat person but I wanted to try it.  It wasn't bad but I have had others I enjoy more.  I think that if it just had the pesto sauce and veggies with a little more vegan cheese it would have been more my speed.  I eat very little fake meats...I'm just not usually interested in them.  I never liked real meat so why would I like fake meat?


I have yet to try these but I have to say I'm HELLA EXCITED!!!!  In the freezer section side-by-side were these 'bad boys'.  One was Carrot & Potato 'French Fries' and the other is Broccoli & Potato 'French Fries'.  I'm looking forward to the flavor of them stand alone and then I will probably come up with dipping sauces for them, too!  I will surely keep you posted!  They are Gluten Free, Vegan, and Non-GMO!

10 comments:

  1. That mac and cheese looks great! I like the idea of using sunflower seeds!
    Pesto pizza supreme sounds really good. I haven't had tofurky pizza or tofurky anything in so long!

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    1. It had been a while for me, too, and Tofurky, that is!

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  2. Oooh, that cheese sauce sounds great! And I LOVE those Tofurky pizzas. They remind me of the cheap, frozen pizzas I lived on in college. Haha.

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    1. Ode to cheap college food and memories of it! LOL :) I hear ya! Mac & Cheese and Bread Bowl Salads were mine. Still veg but not vegan back then.

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  3. This sauce sounds wonderful, thanks for reminding me it's been too long since I've worked with sunflower seeds!

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    1. I often forget about sunflower seeds but they are much cheaper than most - if not all - nuts - and really are a powerhouse of a food!

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  4. Ahhhhhh!!! I see gluten-free on the pizza box. My girl would love that - she loves pizzas but have stayed away ever since she is avoiding anything and everything wheat.

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    1. Eventho I'm not gluten free I like to try the GF products available when I find them.

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  5. I hated that Tofurkey pizza so much I actually threw half away. Wouldnt consider feeding it to my dogs.

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    1. Yeah...I can see that...I just can't do many fake meats. That's what it was for me, anyways!

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