So many people think that becoming a vegan, even just cutting out meat from ones diet, drastically reduces the amount of options that you have when choosing what you are going to eat. I think that this is a terrible misconception. The truth is that there are so many fruits, vegetables, nuts, berries, roots, and other whole foods that you and I have never even heard of. The abundance of natural food on earth is incredible! In becoming vegan, Danielle and I have exercised our creativity when it comes to cooking and thus diversified what we are consuming. The variety of food that we’re eating has increased so dramatically! We are having so much fun exploring all of these wonderful foods that we only dabbled in or did not even know existed before.
So yesterday we ate Oatmeal Cranberry pancakes again. If you have been following our blogs then you have already seen that recipe. We already told you how good they taste. Our eating them again is testament too that.
For Lunch and dinner we ate my new favorite dish. I had a feeling it was going to be fantastic, so when Danielle was putting the recipe together she said I’ll just double it for 4 servings. I said why don’t we quadruple that sucker! Thats just what we did!
Whole-Wheat Macaroni & Sweet Potato Cheese
- 1 cup of cooked noodles (according to package instructions)
- 1/2 baked sweet potato
- 1/4 tsp mustard
- Juice of half a lemon
- 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
- 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- Dash of salt
- Dash of freshly ground pepper
- 1 tbsp of nutritional yeast and 1/2 tbsp of olive oil for crust
In a medium-sized bowl combine the sweet potato half, juice of half a lemon, mustard, nutritional yeast, garlic powder, olive oil and salt and pepper. Mix until thoroughly combined.
Fold 1 cup of cooked noodles into the sweet potato “cheese”.
Place the mixture into a serving-size baking dish.
Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of nutritional yeast over the dish and drizzle with 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil. This will allow the top to crisp while cooking.
Bake in the oven at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes, or until the top begins to brown. Serve and enjoy!
It tasted like normal Macaroni and cheese, but with way more distinct flavors. If I were to eat as much regular Mac n cheese as I did this, I would have had to sit on the couch for an hour afterwards. Danielle and I both felt great! I heated up some today and it was just as marvelous!
We found out today that our apartment managers are going to release us from the lease early because of all of the issues that we have had. I am not going to get into all of that, but this definitely means that we will commence on our expedition across the country in about 10 days! We are getting so excited! It will include but is not limited to…
Wine tasting in Napa
Yosemite if the weather permits
Hiking in Utah
Josh Garrels concert in Boulder Colorado
honky tonk with Paul Secord
we are bringing our Vitamix and our juicer!
We will absolutely keep you guys posted on that!