... wait, what? No dairy?
So what happens to all the traditional comfort foods?
Easy. You can still have 'em, just altered slightly. You get the same comfort, but often with more easily-pronounced ingredients and the satisfaction of knowing that you just created a healthily flavorful masterpiece. Bravo, you.
So you want comfort, do you? What food is possibly more comforting than mac & cheese? Ooey-gooey, zesty mac and cheese. Mmmmm...
Lucky you, I've got just the recipe. And don't be fooled by the ingredients. Most of them are spices (read: optional) and the tofu is NOT THAT SCARY. Trust me.
Mac & [not really] Cheese1 lb. pasta (preferably macaroni, but I used spirali pasta)
1 1/2 c. milk
1 1/2 c. nutritional yeast
1 c. oil
1 c. water
1/4 block firm tofu
1 T. garlic powder
1 T. paprika
2 t. salt
2 t. dry mustard
2 t. onion powder
1 T. black pepper (freshly ground/cracked is THE BEST)
1) Cook pasta according to package directions.
2) Mix the rest of the ingredients in a food processor/blender.
3) Pour cooked pasta into a greased 9x13 pan, and then pour the cheese sauce over pasta.
4) Bake at 350 F for about 15 mins, until top is browned and crispy.