View Full Version : "Baked" Mac n Cheese!
12-06-2004, 07:43 PM
Try this (I didn't measure so I'm guessing at the proportions):
Slice very thinly 2 yellow squashes or zucchinnis (I used the saladacco).
Make a thick cheese in the food processor by processing the following: about 1 cup soaked almonds, about 1 cup unsoaked pine nuts, garlic powder to taste, juice of 1/2 lemon, 2-3 tbsp mellow white miso, celtic sea salt to taste, water as necessary to blend. Adjust seasonings. This should be the texture of a thick ricotta cheese.
Add the cheese to the sliced zucchinni, and mix in. Use your hands to really combine it well.
Put in a cake pan, pie plate, or whatever you have. Put in the dehydrator for a few hours. It will warm, and develop a "crust" just like baked mac and cheese.
12-06-2004, 08:05 PM
Thanks Bethany! I'll give it a try!
12-06-2004, 10:07 PM
Bethany you are amazing. I have been missing mac and cheese so badly since it is a comfort food for me. I will definately be trying this soon.
12-07-2004, 11:01 AM
Very interesting question- I was looking for an exact answer on raw miso, and I came up with the definition of how it is made (see below). According to the definition it isn't raw, but I have found it in many, many raw food recipes. So go figure. Maybe Alissa could shed some light here...
But Bethany, I will be trying this soon! I'm needing something warm and mushy today for this cold yucky Tuesday.... this might be my answer! Thanks for sharing!
How Miso is made: Cooked soya beans are mixed with koji (grain or beans inoculated with Aspergillus mold), salt and water. This mixture is placed in a wooden vat to ferment. Gradually the enzymes supplied by the koji, along with microorganisms from the environment break down the complex structure of beans and grains into readily digestible amino acids, fatty acids and simple sugars.
12-07-2004, 01:21 PM
miso is not raw, but it is live (same as nama shoyu). the soy beans are cooked, but then fermented/cultured and so are full of live enzymes.
I still use it. Its a personal decision.
12-08-2004, 10:33 AM
Wow. That sounds great! I'll have to give it a try.
12-08-2004, 06:49 PM
You can buy non soy miso too - I think barley and rice are most common. I'm not sure though - I've never really used it! Something about it never appealed to me...
12-08-2004, 07:06 PM
When you say hypo people can't have soy, do you mean people with hypoglycemia, or do you mean all people with who problems processing natural sugars, like type II diabetics? I've never heard that people with those diseases can't have soy. I'm interested.
12-08-2004, 07:12 PM
I think she is referrring to the thyroid - hypo thyroid has problems with soy
01-12-2005, 09:58 PM
Yes, you can buy barley or rice miso. It is an acquired taste, but it is a living food. Then of course, you have to decide if you want the dark or light miso. The darker it is, the stronger the taste. I personally like the taste, and use it whenever my kids or myself have an upset stomach. Works wonders! I have also made some awesome raw gravy with it. --Tracy
10-03-2006, 12:40 PM
if i don't use miso, what can i substitute..........
does anyone know?
10-03-2006, 01:08 PM
awesome thanks for sharing!
01-01-2007, 12:10 AM
I use miso. It has a lot of benefits. It binds with and removes radiation from your body. After the bombings in Japan, traditional japanese medicine used a great deal of miso and saw many more people survive without problem than did with western medicine treatment, and after chernoble, the russians imported thousands upn thousands upon thousands of pounds of miso to aid them in that disaster. While we are not subject to nuclear radiation, we are daily getting radiation from our computers, tv's, lights and other appliances.
Thanks for this recipe. I am going to be trying to make many foods to entice someone into the raw lifestyle and mac and cheese is a favorite.
01-01-2007, 12:16 AM
oh, I've been craving mac and cheese so bad lately.. which is weird cause I hardly ever want it or eat it... thank you! :D
01-01-2007, 01:13 AM
Mmmm I think i'm gonna have to try this! I was a huge fan of baked mac and cheese!
01-01-2007, 07:45 AM
I used to eat a ton of it when I was vegan. I didn't feel well. This last year after 9 years raw, when I began to cut back on goitrogens (things that supress the thyroid) I felt MUCH better, immediately. Those things include cabbages, kale, broccolli, peaches....some other thiings. It's not that I don't use them ever....it's just that this was all I was eating. when I cut them out for awhile and then just included them less frequently, my thyroid picked up immediately.
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