29 July 2009

Vegan Macaroni & Cheese

Ok, you know how to make macaroni. This is a cheese recipe. This will cover a box full of elbows, or 2C whole pasta.

1 C raw cashews
2 T sesame seeds
2-3 T lemon juice
2 1/2 C water
4 oz jar of pimentos (not drained) or chopped red pepper
2 t salt
2 t onion powder and/or 1 chopped onion
1/8 t garlic powder
3 T cornstarch or arrowroot
3 T yeast flakes
2 T oil if cheese will not all be used immediately.
(may sautee in the oil.)

Rinse cashews, discard bad nuts. Blend nuts and (hot is better) water for 2 min, then add rest of items and blend some more. If casserole is desired, use 1/3 sauce to wet noodles, then pour remainder on top and bake all at 350 for 30 min.

28 July 2009

Crissy's Totally Perfect Oatmeal Carob Chip Cookies

3 C rolled oats
1 C Carob chips (or other chips or raisins)
3/4 C brown sugar
(for all 3/4 C items: measure out 3 times 1/4 cup scoop and level off w/knife)
3/4 C sugar
3/4 C whole wheat pastry flour
3/4 C unbleached all-purpose flour
1/2 t baking powder, aluminium free (like Rumford)
1/2 t baking soda
1/2 t salt
1/2 t nutmeg
3/4 C melted Soy Garden Earth Balance
4 T water (+/- 2T if too dry/wet)
1 1/2 t vanilla

Preheat oven to 350. Stir all dry ingredients. Add butter, water, vanilla. Stir.

Prepare 2 cookie sheets with spray canola oil. Scoop out with melon baller (1 1/2 T size). Makes about 50 cookies, which would be 100 Calories each. (But think of all the fiber!!! Nevermind that you will eat 10 just for starters...)

Bake 8 minutes, then switch top/bottom shelves. Bake another 5-7 minutes until golden brown. Let stand 3 minutes.

I cannot believe how totally perfect these cookies are! They're based on some cookbook my mom has, but the variations were made by my sister, Crissy. They are some awesome cookies!!!