Monday, January 19, 2009

more mac n chz....


Because who doesn't like the comforting warmth and goodness of pasta with a cream sauce with veggies (to make you feel like you're eating something healthy) and a protein?? who, i ask??
I don't think I had tried the Road's End Organics brand before. I possibly may be lying. But if I am, it was years ago. I was at the People's Co-op shopping with my roommate when I saw the box that showed shell macaronis on it, and was, like, Must! Have! I really like shell pasta and you don't see it very often. I also picked up the new seitan in town, Cast Iron Seitan, made by Isa Chandra Moskowitz and her husband Justin. They sell it in bulk at People's (as well as local company Ota Tofu, Earth Balance and Tofutti Cream Cheese) for $6-something/lb. So as soon as I got home, I started sauteing up organic Oregon cremini mushrooms and diced seitan, steamed some organic broccoli and frozen organic peas, and boiled the pasta shells. 
Now, don't expect it to taste like the blue box of mac n cheese. It's not the same flavor. (though I'm sure if you add enough salt, it may. b/c y'all know that cheese isn't real cheese. it's crap. like Velveeta) But it's comforting and I really liked it. I ate up the leftovers the next day. So I would say it serves two, but who would want to share?   :o)

5 comments:

I ♥ puggies said...

I haven't had mac n cheese in years! I can't say I've missed it, but I would like to try this one. I really like your blog.

aredcardigan said...

I've never really liked mac n cheese from da blue box but I tried Jess's gluten free mac n uncheese and it's teh awesomeness!

Thanks for sharing....yours look very comforting...mmmmmmm

VeganCowGirl said...

Hmmmmm.....Glad you liked it so much. I ordered that one from a UK distributor (I live in Brussels at the moment) and I was so disapointed....but I didn't think to add some additional yumminess to it.

Ok - I have one other box and I think it might make it onto the stove top this afternoon...make with some extra nutritional yeast and maybe some red pepper!

The seitan sounds great - in bulk none the less.

jess (of Get Sconed!) said...

I am SO GLAD someone, let alone YOU, actually liked it! The shells and 123s rule. I think the cheapest place to buy them in Portland now is the Alberta Coop. I don't really buy them anymore because, you know...silly little boxes and I like to make it myself...

Sara said...

I love Road's End! Their brand of gluten free herb gravy is divine! As far as the mac n' cheez, I've used their packets of sauce made with hemp milk and served over bulk noodles which saves money. The cheez can be made really thick, too, and put onto bread for melted cheez sandwiches. So good. Now I'm hungry.