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.



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?


jill and wes said...

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.

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!
ps yay! our first comment ever