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So I can’t eat Mac n Cheese, So What?

Mac n cheese was my absolute favourite comfort food as a kid. White Cheddar mac n cheese to be precise. A little fresh ground pepper on top and I was happy as a clam.  Since I cut gluten and dairy out of my diet (and thank goodness I did!) mac n cheese represents “double death.” It makes me sad but I have finally concocted a worthy substitute for my cheesy love. It has that ooey gooeyness that I like about mac n cheese but is actually much healthier and you might argue more interesting. For those of you who can still indulge in glutenous and dairyful delights, go for it! Eat a second helping on my behalf! But you know, it never hurts to switch things up a little!


1. Cook up your favourite gluten free pasta (brown rice, quinoa, buckwheat etc)

2. Steam up your favourite cruciferous veg (I like a mix of broccoli, cauliflower and brussels sprouts)
*tip: turn off the water before the veg are completely done, drain,  and let them finish cooking in the residual heat. This way they wont get mushy

3.  Mix up the sauce:
2 tbsp sesame oil
1 tbsp organic tahini (sesame seed paste)
1 tbsp lemon juice
1/2-1 tsp tamari *make sure it’s gluten free*
salt and pepper to taste

4.   Toss the pasta and veg with the sauce and enjoy with a great big salad. This is a great recipe for impromptu dinner parties – cheap, easy and approved by my gluten and dairy loving friends!

Did you know sesame seeds are a great source of many micronutrients including calcium, magnesium and iron.  See, who needs cheese?!

One comment on “So I can’t eat Mac n Cheese, So What?

  1. Pingback: News Flash: Tahini is the new mayonnaise! | katelivingfull

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This entry was posted on January 5, 2012 by in Nutritional info, Savoury Recipes and tagged , , , , , , , .
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