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Cauliflower Mac’n Cheese

By Fredrica Syren:

Real homemade mac & cheese is a weakness of mine, but it’s hard to think about all that cheese and creaminess without starting to feel myself bloating. So I never make it. I’ve realized, though, that pureed cauliflower is incredibly creamy, so I got an idea to use that as the base for a “cheese sauce” for mac & cheese healthy style that also includes a vegetable. The kids love it, of course, but they love everything creamy and with “cheese.”

  • ½ pound elbow macaroni or pasta screws, cookedMac n'cheese
  • 1 small cauliflower head, diced
  • 1 cup plain almond milk
  • ¼ cup non-dairy cream cheese
  • 2 Tbsp. soy mayo
  • ¼ cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 pinch of nutmeg
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Cook cauliflower in a little water until soft. Mix it with milk, mayo, nutritional yeast, nutmeg, and salt and pepper in a mixer or food processor until it’s whipped into a creamy texture. Toss with cooked pasta until completely coated. Yum!!!

About Green Mom

Fredrica Syren, the author and founder of Green-Mom.com, was born in Sweden. Her mother was a classically trained chef who introduced her to many eclectic flavors and skills at a young age. Her mom’s passion for the outdoors and gardening planted the seed for her own love of nature and healthy eating. She received a degree in journalism and has worked as a print, Internet and broadcasting journalist for many years with big businesses within Europe and the United States. After her mom was diagnosed with terminal cancer and she with pre-cancer, Fredrica changed her career to become a full time yoga teacher and activist. A longtime world traveler, foodie and career woman, she was exposed to many facets of life, but nothing inspired her more than becoming a mom. After her first-born, Fredrica began a food blog focusing on local, seasonal, organic & vegetarian dishes. Years of food blogging developed into the cookbook Yummy in My Tummy, Healthy Cooking for the Whole Family. Upon the arrival of her second child, Fredrica founded Green-Mom.com. Her vision was to establish a site providing insight about gardening, home and personal care, baby & child, and of course food & nutrition. Green-Mom.com hosts many talented writers shedding light on ways to incorporate eco-friendly and nutritious practices for busy families. She is an advocate for organic, local and sustainable businesses. Fredrica hopes to inspire social change through her lifestyle, passion and business. Fredrica lives with her husband James Harker-Syren and their three children in San Diego, CA.

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