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Old 08-14-2012, 07:32 AM   #21
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Re: "Healthy" homemade cheese sauce?

This is my first post, I had meant to do an introduction but figured I'd browse around a bit.. but I just had to stop here and say that my mouth is watering and I know exactly what I'm making for dinner tonight! Thanks!

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Old 08-14-2012, 10:42 AM   #22
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I followed a vegan diet for a while and made a super healthy uncheese sauce. I really enjoyed it, and make now even though I'm no longer vegan. My kids like it too.

Ingredients
2 servings vegetable broth 2 cups
8 servings nutritional yeast (3/4 cup)
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/8 tsp turmeric
1 tsp or 1 packet yellow mustard
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp thyme
1 tbsp olive oil
1/8 cup lemon juice
3 cloves garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup all-purpose flour

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Combine the broth and flour in a measuring cup and whisk with a fork until dissolved. Preheat a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Place the oil and garlic in the pan and gently cook for about 2 minutes, stirring often and being careful not to burn the garlic.
Add the thyme, salt, and pepper and cook for about 15 seconds. Add the broth, turmeric, and nutritional yeast and raise the heat to medium. Use a whisk to stir constantly. The mixture should start bubbling and thickening in about 3 minutes; if it doesn't, turn the heat a bit higher.
Once the mixture is bubbling and thickening, stir and cook for about 2 minutes. Add the lemon and mustard. The mixture should resemble a thick, melty cheese. Taste for salt (you may need more, depending on how salty your vegetable broth is). Turn off the heat, and cover the pan to keep it warm until ready to use. The top might thicken a bit while it sits, but you can just stir it and it will be fine. Serve warm.
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Old 08-15-2012, 10:22 PM   #23
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I put mustard and salmon or tuna in my mac and cheese.
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Old 08-16-2012, 08:35 PM   #24
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I followed a vegan diet for a while and made a super healthy uncheese sauce. I really enjoyed it, and make now even though I'm no longer vegan. My kids like it too.

Ingredients
2 servings vegetable broth 2 cups
8 servings nutritional yeast (3/4 cup)
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/8 tsp turmeric
1 tsp or 1 packet yellow mustard
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp thyme
1 tbsp olive oil
1/8 cup lemon juice
3 cloves garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup all-purpose flour

Directions
Combine the broth and flour in a measuring cup and whisk with a fork until dissolved. Preheat a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Place the oil and garlic in the pan and gently cook for about 2 minutes, stirring often and being careful not to burn the garlic.
Add the thyme, salt, and pepper and cook for about 15 seconds. Add the broth, turmeric, and nutritional yeast and raise the heat to medium. Use a whisk to stir constantly. The mixture should start bubbling and thickening in about 3 minutes; if it doesn't, turn the heat a bit higher.
Once the mixture is bubbling and thickening, stir and cook for about 2 minutes. Add the lemon and mustard. The mixture should resemble a thick, melty cheese. Taste for salt (you may need more, depending on how salty your vegetable broth is). Turn off the heat, and cover the pan to keep it warm until ready to use. The top might thicken a bit while it sits, but you can just stir it and it will be fine. Serve warm.
Mmm... that sounds great. I will need to try this! I love nutritional yeast.
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Old 08-17-2012, 08:20 PM   #25
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I just cook the noodles and add regular cheddar and some cream cheese to make it creamy, the kids like it. I used to add frozen veggies, but they started picking those out, so now I make it plain...

sorry, i'm really bad at autocorrect and I don't like proof reading!
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Our macaroni and cheese is so simple!!

2 cups milk
1.5 cups noodles
1/2-2/3 cup shredded cheddar

Boil noodles IN THE MILK, add cheese when noodles are ready. Stir. Done!!

We usually add zucchini, eggplant, and garlic. But it works amazing as is.

Enjoy
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Old 08-18-2012, 07:58 AM   #27
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Our macaroni and cheese is so simple!!

2 cups milk
1.5 cups noodles
1/2-2/3 cup shredded cheddar

Boil noodles IN THE MILK, add cheese when noodles are ready. Stir. Done!!

We usually add zucchini, eggplant, and garlic. But it works amazing as is.

Enjoy
Omg I move this! I will have to try it next time.
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