One of the very few things I have actually missed since becoming a vegan is the comfort of Macaroni & Cheese. Like a lot of Vegans I am not overly thrilled by the assortment of soy cheeses available. Sure, some are very good but they aren't mac & cheese worthy. However there is a great item that makes an amazingly accurate substitute - nutritional yeast.
I do not understand the mechanics that make nooch as many call it taste like cheese - but I'm here to tell you, it does.
I got some old school elbow macaroni and while it boiled then put together a batch of Wolffies's Nutritional Yeast "Cheese" Sauce from La Dolce Vegan.
1/2 cup nutritional yeast flakes (not Brewer's Yeast!)Drain your mac (any type of pasta you like), pour some cheez sauce over it and if you're like me you'll throw in some peas. Peas in my mac & cheese are imperative to me. There's just something about the pops of green that make me happy. Of course you may prefer it straight up old-school or with some other veggie. Make it your own!
2 T. flour
1/2 t. salt
1 C. water
2 t. oil
1 and 1/2 t. dijon mustard (Actually I like it with a little less 1 t. seems enough to me)
1 and 1/2 t. tamari
Whisk all ingredients together in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil and reduce heat. Simmer for 2-4 minutes - stirring constantly. Makes approximately 1 and 1/2 cups.