It’s hard to believe that we are already halfway through the Vegan Month of Food. I’ve been having a blast posting away on my color theme, and reading awesome content from some of my tried and true blogs while simultaneously discovering new favorites.
Week 3 of my MoFo theme is Yellow Week, and I have some good stuff lined up for it. I’m especially excited about a post where I can share some of my favorite desserts made from yellow foods!
I’ve been pretty focused on my theme of food colors, but I did want to get in at least one post that’s on topic with the 2013 Vegan MoFo Daily Themes, one of which is Mac and Cheese Monday.
The other night I made Carrot and Cauliflower Mac and Cheese from the blog Meet the Shannons (click for recipe).
With plenty of delicious smoked paprika on top!
Now, I should mention that the photograph on the original recipe post shows a beautiful yellow mac. This is why I thought it would be a perfect recipe to make for Mac and Cheese Monday on my blog’s yellow week. Alas, mine turned out much more orange-looking. BUT I used a gluten-free corn pasta (Sam Mills Pasta D’Oro fusilli) which was definitely bright yellow so I’m going with it!
I have to say, I loved this recipe. It had this wonderful homey smell and taste that somehow reminded me of dinners I had with my English family when I was a kid. H really liked it too. After we finished our pasta we couldn’t stop ourselves from spreading some of the leftover sauce (there was a ton) on little baguette slices. It was so good!
Even after all of the bread-dipping, plus two next-day pasta lunches, there was still a bit of sauce leftover, so I baked a potato and then mashed the remaining sauce over the top of it as a pre-fast meal for Yom Kippur.
With one last blast of caffeine, of course.
This was somehow even better than the mac and cheese, and was incredibly filling. No joke, I think I might make more of the sauce (I still have the other half of the head of cauliflower in the fridge) and just eat it with mashed-up baked potatoes for the rest of the week.
Hope everyone has a great week!