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Cauliflower Mac n' Cheese

Chef Francesca Bonadonna


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1 head of cauliflower

4 oz tomato

1 cup non-dairy milk

2 tbsp tapioca starch

3 tbsp salt (or to taste)

3 tbsp garlic powder (or to taste)

2 tbsp paprika

1 tbsp turmeric

3 tbsp nutritional yeast


Clean cauliflower and cut into chunks. Boil for 20 minutes or until fork tender. Then strain your cauliflower and place in blender. Add in the rest of the ingredients and blend until smooth. Once the mixture is smooth, put it all into a pan and cook on the stove on low heat for a few minutes to thicken. Then add in cooked pasta. For a little something extra, you can add in some sautéed kale, panko breadcrumbs and extra vegan cheese.


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