Feb 16, 2016
Raw Vegan Mac & Cheeze… for real.
I was a little skeptical when I found this recipe for a raw mac & cheese sauce. I’ve tried MANY recipes that I have come across online over the years and so many have been disappointing that I usually don’t bother anymore. Sorry to sound like such a snob but it’s true! Anyway, this one really caught my eye and I’m so glad I tried it for it was FAR from disappointing! This amazingness comes from Kristina Carrillo-Bucaram who is the founder of FullyRaw, a website with oodles of information, products, tips and glorious, raw recipes. She is a raw food pioneer and a gem of inspiration!
This “mac and cheeze” recipe is really just for the sauce. You can put it on whatever you like—I used spiralized zucchini. Do you have a spiralizer yet? Oh, they are so much fun! You can make noodles out of just about any firm, raw fruit or veggie. But back to this recipe… this sauce is SOOOOOO good. It rivals any other plant-based cheese sauce that I have made and without all of the heavy nuts; there’s just 1/4 cup of hemp seeds, which have a pretty good omega 3:6 ratio, aside from their many health-promoting qualities.
So. I’ve been restricting my intake of ALL salt and ALL oil in ALL their forms. I somehow have always managed to sneak bits in here and there as the days and months progress. But since studying and learning so much with eCornell on my plant-based nutrition certification course… no more. Done. As a result, though, guess what? Five pounds lost in the same amount of days and I really didn’t think I could feel any better than I already was! Also, as a result, I am eating LESS. I mean way less. Lots of superfoods and just less overall and I am so not hungry. It’s magical. Of course, Mountain Man likes when I cook for him and I’ve been eating so much raw (lots of fruit) and so little in general, that I’ve been cooking for him and not for me sometimes, so that’s kinda weird. But I must stay true to what is working for me. I said to him, “Pretty soon I’ll just be living on air.” Ha! That’s what it seems like anyway, with cutting out so many of my usual, go-to foods. Sorry, didn’t mean to drone on an on about this but I’m psyched!
Anywho, if you’re interested in experimenting with raw foods or are already on that path, this one’s a keeper.