This is my favorite mac n' cheeze recipe. Even my omni fiance loves it.
Adapted from the New Farm Cookbook by Jess of Get Sconed: http://letsgetsconed.blogspot.com/20...and-cheez.html
-1.5 cups UNcooked pasta (ie elbows, penne, spirals, I prefer tubed pasta with lines myself)
-2 tablespoons non-hydrogenated margarine
-1/4 cup unbleached flour
-1 3/4 cups water (to boil)
-3/4 tsp. sea salt
-dash of freshly ground black pepper
-1 tbsp. shoyu or soy sauce (thanks michelle for turning me onto shoyu!)
-1-2 teaspoons of minced garlic, or 3/4 tsp. garlic powder
-pinch of turmeric
-1 tablespoon canola oil
-1/2 cup nutritional yeast
-1/2 tsp. paprika
-1/2 cup breadcrumbs (herbed, optional altogether)
-1/4 cup green beans or chopped spinach (optional)
1. Preheat your oven to 350F. Boil and drain the noodles. You know how to do this. Toss with a teeny weeny bit of oil or margarine, if desired, to stop sticking. Save 1.5 cups of this water to add to the sauce, or put more water on to boil.
2. Melt the margarine in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the crushed garlic and cook for 2 minutes, if using.
3. Beat in the flour with a whisk, making a roux. Stir for one minute. Lower the heat if it bubbles too much.
4. Stir in the hot water, sea salt, shoyu or soy sauce, garlic powder if using, turmeric, pepper and any other spices you want (paprika, onion powder, chili powder, whatever).
5. Stir for another minute until the sauce starts to thicken. Whisk in the oil and the nutritional yeast.
6. Add at least half of the sauce to your cooked noodles and veggies, if using, in a lightly oiled casserle dish (I use a round 8''). Top with the rest of the sauce, the breadcrumbs, and/or paprika, if using and bake for 15-20 minutes, until lightly browned, with or without breadcrumbs. Broil for approximately 5 minutes, and remove from oven.
7. Cool for about 7 minutes, and dig in.
I like to make it with whole wheat spiral pasta and broccoli. It's yummy!