Thanksgiving has come and gone, and I hope that everyone who celebrated it had a great time with people that they love, or at least really like. I also hope that everyone’s food was awesome! Speaking of Thanksgiving food, I have quite a bit of leftovers. I guess that’s what happens when the dinner includes 4 people and there’s enough food for, I don’t know.. 8? Oy.
Maybe you have some leftovers, too? Maybe some cranberry relish or sauce? Or maybe you don’t have leftovers, but would like some extra cranberry in your life. Either way, I have you covered! I actually made these pancakes before Thanksgiving, and I’m glad that I did, because it inspired me to make homemade cranberry sauce for the actual dinner. Even if it was just myself and my sister’s boyfriend eating it.
I like my recipe because there is no corn syrup (high-fructose, or otherwise) and not as much sugar as many recipes call for. Plus, it’s poured over some delightfully fluffy, warm, orange pancakes. Mmm. It’s kind of funny, because like the One Ingredient Chef, I’ve always been slightly underwhelmed and terrified by my homemade pancakes. That’s not to say that they didn’t turn out good, before; they just weren’t how I wanted them to be and didn’t look the part of the perfect pancake.
This time, I’m happy to say that I nailed it! Sweet enough to go with the tart cranberry topping and subtle enough for just a touch more maple syrup. You should definitely be making these for a weekend brunch!
Today, I am really excited to have Katie of Vegan Noms here with a delicious pasta recipe for Creamy Miso Alfredo. When Katie came to me with the idea of Freaky Friday and doing guest posts for each other, I thought it was a fantastic idea! It’s always nice to see how other people’s brains work and how their inspiration helps them create something so different. I did a post for her blog, that is not Mac-related (phew!), but is SO, so good. Make sure to check my recipe for Apple Cinnamon Sundaes out!
Hey, everyone! Katie here from Vegan Noms. Vegan MoFo is one of my favorite times of year and being introduced to new vegan bloggers through their inspiring photography, narrative, and creativity in their recipes is, most certainly, the best part of the monthly adventure. I particularly love seeing the different themes folks create – and, what could possibly be better than a month of vegan mac & cheese?!
Although Jackie and I both attended Vida Vegan Con 2013, we did not have the good fortune of meeting and stuffing our faces with vegan treats together (MEGA SAD FACE), however there are always new connections being born from the VVC afterglow. Jackie’s blog is truly an inspiration in every possible way. How lucky is this midwest vegan to do a guest post with Miss Yack Attack?!
Keeping with the brilliant mac & cheese theme, I will share with you my recipe for Creamy Miso Alfredo. Inspired by an old favorite from Vegan Yum Yum, this variation incorporates the nutty flavor of cashews, the cheesy tang of miso, and the complexity of Dijon. A few ingredients combine to create a comfort food sure to satisfy the need for a creamy pasta dish. Serve this over a bed of steamed kale for a nutritional pop, add in peas or broccoli, douse the final product with extra nooch – this recipe can be very versatile. I hope you enjoy and drop by the blog to say hello!
Originally, when I was thinking of a theme for Vegan MoFo, I was going to do “All Buffalo Everything”. Mostly because I am obsessed with Buffalo sauce on anything, and secondly, because that would be totally awesome. Alas, the idea for “Born to Mac Mofo” came up, and clearly that just NEEDED to happen. I have to say, I ‘m super glad that I chose the theme that I did, but there’s no sense in not including my beloved buffalo sauce!
That’s where this recipe comes in, the union of glorious mac ‘n’ cheese with spicy, tangy buffalo sauce. But, that’s not all. It has roasted chickpeas, crisp romaine lettuce and a drizzle of a creamy ranch-style dressing. Oh yes. All o’ dat. It was very hard to photograph this terrific dish without stuffing my face, first. Lucky for you, I abstained! But, only for a few minutes.
I was really wishing that I had this meal yesterday, for my birthday! Alas, I made a cake that I haven’t tried yet and ate an awesome burger at Healthy Junk after getting tattooed for the first time in two years. Geez! Plus, I started a bunch of cheese recipes from Artisan Vegan Cheese by Miyoko Schinner, that I’m looking forward to sharing with friends at a get together, this weekend. I’ve already goofed one up, but I’m remaining hopeful that I don’t do too poorly with the rest.
And now.. THE RECIPE!!!1!
Man, this weekend was crazy! I worked two day-festivals with Corey that really wore us both out. Today has been filled with a long drive home, a nap and not enough coffee. To say the least, my words aren’t coming so easily, this Monday afternoon. But, this week is going to be awesome, not only because I start my birthday celebrations, but because there are more terrific Born to Mac MoFo recipes coming your way!
Really, I’ll just get right to it; this macaroni/lasagna casserole is super tasty and my first time experimenting with a white bean cheese sauce. If you didn’t figure it out already, it was a SUCCESS! So, if you’re looking for a creamy, low-fat, vegan cheese sauce that has some extra protein in it I highly suggest trying this out.