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!