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MCLV Mange: Mac n’ Cheese

When you say “Comfort Food,” I immediately think “Mac n’ Cheese.” Gooey, delicious, filling – Does it get more comforting than that?

Every Fall I look forward to trying a new variety of “cheese sauce” and this season it was Choosing Raw (now The Full Helping)’s Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese via Faring-Well.

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I paired this amazing sauce with nori noodles, quinoa elbow pasta, and homemade zucchini noodles, and all were excellent.

I especially loved add broccoli to the mix to make it extra filling. And I bet that cauliflower would be an excellent addition as well.

So be sure to head over to Faring-Well to see the ingredient list and get on this recipe ASAP!

Stay tuned for the next MCLV Mange installment and check out the previous posts from this series to see what you’ve missed so far:

Coconut Vegetables // Farmer’s Market Fare // Vegetable Lasagna // Super Charge Me Cookies // Mac n’ Cheese // Energy Bites // Sunday Preparation // Hemp Salad // Tuscan Baked Quinoa // Spicy Peanut Stirfry // Mini Polenta Pizzas // Indian Feast // Healthy Treats // Bacon Deviled Eggs // Vegan Gluten-Free Pizza // Peanut Butter Cookies // Soft Serve Ice Cream // Coconut Cookie Cake // Gluten-Free Protein Cake // Vegan Chocolate Cheesecake //  Peanut Butter Banana Cookies // Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Muffins // Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bars // Pumpkin Biscuits // Coconut Cashew Cookies //Banana Bread Macaroons // Crackling Cauliflower // Raw Salted Caramel Chocolate Pecan Torte // Vegan Ice Cream // Gluten-Free Vegan Cinnamon Blondies // Infused Water // Protein Smoothie // Stir Fry // Healthy Protein Snacks // Homemade Larabars // Vegan Buddha Bowl
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MCLV Mange: Vegan Mac n’ Cheese

What’s the perfect way to spend a Sunday in my book? A long walk and a trip to Whole Foods, followed by a couple of hours of blissful cooking & juicing. The only way to top that is whipping up some comfort food for a movie date with a girlfriend!

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And exactly what type of comfort food did I make you ask? My all time favorite – Vegan mac n’ cheese, of course! This recipe is based on one of my favorites from the talented Angela over at OhSheGlows. I’ve tried a number of “fake cheese” sauces, and fake cheeses themselves, and this butternut squash-based sauce is far and away my favorite.

You roast the butternut squash {40 minutes total, 20 minutes on each side} and then blend it with the rest of the ingredients in a food processor until it’s the right consistency.

I for one really love pasta that has a little bit of a kick so I enjoy the flavors when I add some paprika, chili powder, and/or cayenne to the finished product.

For this meal I also made two different types of pasta for my friend to try since it was her very first vegan mac n’ cheese meal. Gluten-free oat bran penne for a more traditional mac n’ cheese, as well as spiralized zucchini for a healthier, raw choice.

And you know what? Arianna preferred the zucchini! 🙂

With our delicious, gooey dishes of pasta we enjoyed the new Footloose remake. Totally entertaining but about twenty minutes into it I realized that I only barely remembered the original, so I now need to add that to my Netflix queue as well…

Stay tuned for the next MCLV Mange installment or check out previous posts from this series to see what you’ve missed so far:

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Links You’ll Love

Health/Fitness:

Are you getting back into the kitchen after a busy Fall? Want to make more home cooked meals and stay out of pricey restaurants? Want to eat healthier food? Here are some tips & tricks of the trade to get you back into the kitchen and up to speed.

Spicy Chipotle Shells & Cheez from Happy Healthy Life – I’m making this as soon as humanly possible, I love recipes that use chipotle and I love mac n’ cheese!

Are you intimidated by Kettlebells? It might be time to face your fears – 7 Reasons to Try Kettlebells Now & The Super Slimmer You Haven’t Tried from Prevention.com. You can also read about my experience and check out some beginners exercises with them here.

In the mood for some winter comfort food? How about red enchiladas? How about healthy red enchiladas? Thought so. 🙂 Hungry Hungry Hippie has you covered!

Fashion:

Ready for a gorgeous Winter Wonderland? Check out Tatler’s Russian-themed spread over at TLo. I LOVE the way they styled the Armani (pictured above) – you can’t even tell that it’s the same dress!

Kate Bosworth’s Mulberry look at a recent Chateau Marmont event was picture perfect, low-key elegance with a hippie twist. Army green dress, studded pumps and an adorable boho twisted hairstyle. FabSugar covered the look here and WhoWhatWear covered it here.

You may not think of Heidi Klum when you think of budget shopping, but the Project Runway host has some tips to share.

Jessica Hart Debuts Her Capsule Collection with Pencey – Seriously cute dresses and easy separates that can be thrown together for breezy, summery looks. Soft fabrics, floral prints, fun cuts – See the collection here.

Do you love headbands, graceful updoes, chic pony tails? WhoWhatWear has some great Holiday Hair Accessoriesto help you create the best looks this holiday season, or you can check out Fashionology’s 7 Holiday Hair Ideas Straight from the Runways.

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