- 12 oz soy pasta
(I used the brand Bella Terra Soia from Racconto, which is in
my regular grocery store with all the other pasta)
- 1/4 cup trans-free margarine
(I used Smart Balance)
- 4-6 cloves roasted garlic
(see directions below)
- 3 Tbsp. whole wheat pastry
- 2-1/2 cups plain soy milk
(may use up to 3 cups depending on how thick
you like the sauce)
- 2-3 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
- pinch ground white pepper
- pinch salt
- 2 cups shredded soy cheese,
- 1 cup shredded very sharp
cheddar cheese (needed to intensify the cheesy
- 1/4 cup bread crumbs (I
make these in my food processor from the heels of whole grain
- sprinkle of paprika
- sprinkle of turmeric
- Preheat oven to 350 F.
- Start roasting the garlic
by putting cloves with skins into a heavy skillet over medium
high heat turning frequently to keep from burning. When soft,
they are done. Cool a minute and remove skins.
- Prepare the pasta, boiling
a few minutes less than the directions state. Drain.
- Melt the margarine in a
2 quart sized saucepan. Add the garlic, mashing and then whisking.
- Add flour 1 Tbsp. at a
time, stirring. Toast for a minute. Then add the soymilk, 1/2
cup or so at a time, stirring or whisking constantly until the
sauce is thickened.
- Add the mustard, pepper,
and salt (if desired), bring all to a slow boil.
- Take off the sauce pan,
stir in the cheeses, and add a bit more soymilk if needed to
- Add pasta to the cheese
sauce, stirring to mix.
- Spray 2 quart baking dish
with non-stick spray. Transfer the pasta and sauce to the baking
dish, top with bread crumbs, sprinkle with paprika and turmeric.
- Bake in oven for 20-25
minutes, until bubbly.
with a large green mixed salad (romaine lettuce, kale, broccoli
sprouts, green onion, tomato, avocado tossed with balsamic vinegar)
and fresh fruit. I saved a little of my macaroni to mop up the
remaining balsamic vinegar in the bottom of my salad bowl - wow,
that was a taste-tingling macaroni and cheese treat! I don't like
wasting one drop of that *liquid gold*.
I am lucky enough to have grandchildren someday, THIS is the mac-cheese
they will get at Gramma's house (minus the balsamic vinegar!);
not the stuff from a box :-)