I have been curious (veggie curious?) about this recipe for a while and I'm finally trying it today. Mac-and-cheese style Cauliflower. I love mac and cheese and I love cauliflower...but I would like to cut down on the carbs. And with this recipe, there is no macaroni!
I've got a theory....if I cut down on the carbs I eat during meal times, perhaps all the baking I do will even out my carb intake. (Sometimes a theory doesn't make any sense, except to the person voicing it.) But if everyone could just nod in agreement that would be swell. I believe it is okay to feed into a person's
Anyhoo, I found this recipe at Vegetarian Times. They have a lot of great (if you haven't guessed by the name of the site) vegetarian dishes. I recommend having a peek at the site if you are looking for some good vegetarian recipes.
The mac-and-cheese style cauliflower was quick to pull together for a week night dinner. The recipe calls for Nutritional yeast. I've used a lot of yeast in my baking life, but I have NEVER heard of this. So a little research was necessary. (I won't ruin the surprise if you'd like to look it up on your own or if you aren't a newbie to the vegetarian world like me and already know what it is, I won't bore you.)
Here is the finished dish. The bread crumbs got nice and browned on top. I think it looks lovely and creamy, just like a real dish of mac and cheese.
It tastes good too....even the hubbie agrees, but just to be clear, as hubbie says....'it isn't mac and cheese'. But for a healthier version (if carbs are more of a concern than the fat in the cheese) then this is indeed a good substitute. I recommend and I will definitely make it again.
And my blog didn't spontaneously combust for posting veggies rather than baking. Miracles can happen!
Sounds great and thanks for the link to the vegetarian site. My daughter is Vegan so I may need to check that out!ReplyDelete