Hello & Happy Tuesday!!
If there is one thing I’m all about, it’s a quick and easy vegan cheese! When the boom of the cashew cheesecakes came about I was in love with the many ways we can utilize cashews. However, I got so burn out on cashews and found that balance is everything with creating texture.
You need just a lil bit of cashews and a powerful blender. Otherwise the result will be too dense and the texture too grainy. Once I explored vegan cheese pasta sauce with incorporating potatoes and carrots, I was again swept off my feet with just how fab cashews are. Whether you’re vegan or not, you really can make a cheese sauce that mirrors that of traditional cheese, promise!
In the last 9 years or so, I’ve become all about the heat factor with dishes. I’m living proof that your tastebuds change and or die out, because I crave the heat with everything and it’s almost like salt to me lol. The heat enhances the flavor in dishes and even makes you slow down with eating so that you truly taste the dish with every bite!!
I had seen a lot of Jalapeño Mac and Cheese dishes floating around so I figured I should whip up this staple dish as it’s just so good! One of the first recipe I ever did was actually fried Jalapeño Cheddar Mac + Cheese back in 2013 lol.
What’s fab about this dish, is everything! It’s quick, easy, has minimal ingredients and all should be staples in your kitchen, cheesy, packs heat, packs a savory component with the shiitake bacon, a crunchy with the breadcrumbs, can easily be made in bulk, perf for any season, perf for entertaining, and is guaranteed to change any non vegan persons thoughts on vegan cheese!!
If you love all things mac and cheese or spice, you have to try this recipe for vegan Jalapeño Mac + Cheese with shiitake bacon and bread crumbs!!
Why this recipe rocks:
Full of Spice
Great for entertaining