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Vegan Cauliflower Mac and Cheese

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Baked “Mac” and Cheese made with tender cauliflower smothered in a creamy vegan cheese sauce. It's filling, naturally lower in carbs, and super comforting. Perfect for satisfying those macaroni and cheese cravings without the processed ingredients or dairy.

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    Vegan Cheese Sauce
  • 1 1/2 ounces orange sweet potato, diced into 1 inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup raw cashews, soaked in warm water for 30 minutes
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons onion, diced (about .65 ounces)
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1 teaspoon corn starch or tapioca starch
  • 1 teaspoon cold water
  • 3/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 garlic clove, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika The Rest
  • 16 ounces cauliflower florets (about 1 medium cauliflower head)

Instructions
  1. Step 1: Place 1 cup of water in a small saucepan. Add the diced sweet potato and onion and bring it to a low boil over medium-high heat. Cover the pan and simmer for 10 minutes, or until the sweet potatoes are fork-tender. Once cooked, drain the vegetables and reserve the cooking liquid (it will be used in the next step).
  2. Step 2: Drain and rinse the soaked cashews. Add the cashews to a food processor along with the olive oil, nutritional yeast, salt, garlic, and paprika. Add in 6 tablespoons of the reserved cooking liquid from the sweet potatoes. Blend everything until smooth, scraping down the sides as needed.
  3. Step 3: Stir together the starch and cold water in a small bowl to form a slurry. Add this slurry to the processor and continue blending for another 30 seconds, or until the sauce is super creamy. Set aside.
  4. Step 4: Chop the cauliflower florets into bite-sized pieces. Steam the florets until fork-tender, about 4 to 6 minutes. Toss the warm cauliflower with the cheese sauce until well coated. Add water, a few tablespoons at a time, if needed to loosen the sauce.
  5. Step 5: Transfer the cauliflower to a small casserole dish and bake at 375°F for 15 to 20 minutes.
  6. Serve: Transfer the baked cauliflower and cheese to bowls. Top with an optional sprinkle of pumpkin seeds.
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Vegan Cauliflower Mac and Cheese

PT30M 1 1/2 ounces orange sweet potato, diced into 1 inch pieces 1/4 cup raw cashews, soaked in warm water for 30 minutes 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons onion, diced (about .65 ounces) 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast 1 teaspoon corn starch or tapioca starch 1 teaspoon cold water 3/4 teaspoon sea salt 1/2 garlic clove, chopped 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika 16 ounces cauliflower florets (about 1 medium cauliflower head) Gluten Free Paleo Vegan 3 Servings Ingredients:

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