Monday, September 17, 2007

Recipe: Gluten Free Dairy free Mac and Cheese


I wanted to try a macaroni and cheese recipe using the Dairy free Dragonfly's Dry Uncheese again.
Actually this was so easy I just boiled the Trader Joe's brown rice pasta and in another pot heated up the "cheese" following the instructions.

I had already made gluten free crumbs. Every time I bake gf bread I crumble the unused portion and put it in the freezer. I threw some crumbs in a food processor with some oregano, garlic powder, salt and pepper and a little oil. I processed then I took them out and put them in the toaster oven to toast. If you don't have left over bread you could do the same using gluten free waffles ( you can also find at Trader Joes) ( I learned that from the Gluten Free Goddess)

Cooking gluten free pasta may take a little getting used to. . I always put some salt in the water, about a teaspoon. I test it before the time is up and keep testing until it's a little bit al dente. If you cook it too long it can turn into mush. I always rinse it quick in cold water quickly after draining.

When the pasta was ready I put it in the pot with the "cheese" and made sure it was nice and hot. Then I served it up and sprinkled it with the crumbs. I really liked it
W thought it was good also, he just would of liked a sharper taste. When I made the Uncheese mix I didn't have all the seasonings and left some out. The flavor probably would be more intense with all the seasonings. I will definitely make this again.

-J

2 comments:

Karina said...

Hey thanks for the shout-out. ;)

I am jonesing for a dairy-free soy-free nut-free mac and cheese. This looks so good- I was bummed to find out the sauce was based on cashews (I'm highly allergic). I'm hoping to create a cheese sauce for my gluten-free mac and cheese recipe based on nutritional yeast. Have you ever tried it?

Karina

jill and wes said...

Karina,
Thanks for stopping by!
All nuts are out then?
Let see I just looked on Vegweb and found one recipe that doesn't use nuts.
http://vegweb.com/index.php?topic=13960.0

However some people commented that it
wasn't great and too thin. Someone had an idea though- maybe heat it up with cornstarch or arrowroot.
It might take some experimenting
Can you eat Rice Shredded cheese?
That is really good but
I know it has casein in it
Let me know if you try something and how it goes!
Jill
ps yay! our first comment ever