6th: Comfort food – Something that always cheers you up.
When I am needing some comfort, there is nothing better than falling headfirst into a great big pile of vegan mac and cheese. I actually had no opinion on mac and cheese before going vegan, it wasn't something I really ate that often. Of course now, I am obsessed! And I know I am not the only one, I suspect there will be quite a few comfort food posts dedicated to this glorious creation. In honour of mac and cheese, I present a short round up of some of the special times we have had together.
I can never forget the amazing mac and cheese party I had with Helen and Molly during my last trip to Seattle! All the different types of vegan mac and cheese we could find in the freezer section of Wholefoods and similar... plus some kale salads for balance.
Last year, in Austin, I had a delightful mac and cheese stuffed Kolache from Bistro Vonish. A little sweet in the dough, but loads of fun!
I love the mac and cheese at Veggie Grill. I am still waiting for their global expansion to Australia!
I am always grateful that I got to try the Mac and Cheese Burger at White Owl Social Club in PDX before they took it off the menu.
Everyone in Seattle knows about the delicious Mac'n'Yease at Plum. One time I went and they had Smoky Mac, which is even better!
And of course, I love making Mac and Cheese recipes at home! My favourite is the Cheezy Mac from Vegan Diner by Julie Hasson. It is a cashew-based mac and cheese that will blow your mind!
Mac and cheese is such a fun food, and there are so many more things I have done with it. Grilled mac and cheese, mac and cheese jaffles, mac and cheese burritos or tacos, mac and cheese nachos, mac and cheese pizza... really, the possibilities are endless for this glorious and happy making food.
What is the most unusual way you have eaten mac and cheese?
Cute Kitty Photo of the Post
When I moved away to uni, Possum stayed at home with my parents. But I couldn't be without a cat for too long. Regular readers will know Dim Sim very well, she is on the blog a lot. My perfect little black princess! She was found as a teeny kitty in a horse paddock, and adopted by myself and two housemates at uni. But it became clear that we were destined for each other, and we have been together ever since. Actually, as I was writing this she just gave a little mew from her chair. Dim Sim says hi!