I can be a snob at times.
But it is perfectly acceptable to purchase premade/boxed/frozen food on occasion.
Don’t be too hard on yourself (or others).
Life is all about balance and sometimes a frozen pizza will be just fine.
And sometimes, for whatever reason, all you really want from life is a tasty pot of boxed mac and cheese all to yourself.
Because sharing is overrated.
Snobby and selfish, what winning qualities.
No wonder I’m as single as a slice of Kraft American cheese.
So I came across a box of “all natural” vegan mac when perusing the tempting middle section of my grocery store.
.47 seconds later it was in my cart.
What, I know what I like okay.
Easy and cheesy.
Well, faux cheesy.
Besides the contents in the box itself–pasta and “cheese” powder–the box calls for 1/2 cup plant based milk and an optional 2 tablespoons of vegan buttery spread.
So hello unsweetened original almond milk (no do not use sweetened vanilla almond milk, gag) and vegan cream cheese!
Which in my opinion is a better idea than fake butter and what do you know, it tastes like real cream cheese.
Because I’m all about that extra life, I also added a good ole scoop of nutritional yeast to my sauce for even more savory flavor and nutrients, plus lots of fresh ground black pepper for a nice kick!
Stir some green peas in there for a pop of color and a serving of veggies, then you’re good to go.
Now wasn’t that simple?
If you are feeling generous, try sharing a bite with some unsuspecting soul and don’t tell them dairy wasn’t involved in the production of this semi-homemade masterpiece.
They’ll have no idea.
P.S. Like always, if you’re gluten-free pick up a box of gluten-free vegan mac. Yeah we high-maintenance out here.
P.P.S. Broccoli would be nice too.
P.P.P.S. If you’re extra extra, sprinkle some vegan Parm right on top like a bo$$.