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Vegan Truffled Spinach Mushroom Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

Vegan Truffle Mac

If you haven’t heard of Earth Balance’s newest vegan mac and cheese products, you may be living under a rock. People are quite excited about their cheddar and white cheddar options and for good reason—they’re as tasty as they are convenient! Read o for a recipe that dresses up this nostalgic staple with Truffle oil and a sautéed mushroom and green mix.

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These products are also completely vegan, non-gmo, and have zero trans fat. I can think of several non-vegan people in my life that would find this super appealing, along with children who would never be able to tell the difference between this vegan version and the blue box of old.

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As good as these macs are by themselves, I’ve glamorized the white cheddar flavor with some sauteed spinach and mushrooms and a drizzle of luscious truffle oil. In turn, this turns a quick meal into an easy, quick and semi-fancy dish that you can make for date night or weekday dinner company.

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Take this recipe a step further and put it into a baking dish, top with bread crumbs and bake for a richer, fall or winter dish in the coming months. Any way you prepare it, just know that this dish is so good, and definitely a crowd-pleaser. I can’t wait to experiment more with these!

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Truffled Spinach Mushroom White Cheddar Mac
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Recipe type: Entree, Dinner
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 2
 
Earth Balance’s White Cheddar Mac is taken to the next level with a spinach mushroom saute and luscious truffle oil!
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon sunflower or coconut oil
  • ½ cup yellow onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 8 oz. baby bella mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 cups baby spinach
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 6 oz. box of Earth Balance White Cheddar flavor Mac & Cheese
  • 6 cups water
  • 4 tablespoons non-dairy milk
  • 2 tablespoons Earth Balance Buttery Spread
  • 1 ½ teaspoons truffle oil
Instructions
  1. Warm the sunflower oil in a saute pan over medium heat. Once hot, add the yellow onion to the pan and saute for 2 minutes, then add garlic and saute until the onions become clear.
  2. Add the mushrooms to the saute pan and cook until they are soft and have reduced in size.
  3. While the mushrooms are cooking, bring the water to a boil in a large pot.
  4. Add spinach to the saute pan and cook until wilted, roughly 1-2 minutes, season with salt and pepper, then take the pan off of heat and set aside.
  5. Once the water is boiling, add the pasta noodles and cook for 10-12 minutes, stirring occasionally. When the noodles are cooked, drain the pasta.
  6. Return the pasta to the pot and warm over medium heat. Add the non-dairy milk, Earth Balance Buttery Spread and the White Cheddar flavor sauce packet; stirring until the sauce is smooth and thickens slightly.
  7. Stir the saute into the mac and cheese, then divide between two bowls. Finish it off by drizzling the truffle oil over the two bowls and serve immediately.

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Chocolate Caramel Protein Ice Cream Recipe

Vegan Protein Ice Cream

If you’ve ever had PlantFusion’s protein powders before, you know that they have a superior product that has great flavor without the tremendous grittiness that other plant-based protein powders have. Well, PlantFusion also has a meal-replacement powder on the market and it is equally as delicious and is gluten-free, soy-free, non-gmo and totally vegan!

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Top 3 Natural Vegan Eye Creams

Top 3 Vegan Natural Eye Creams

Enter the world of eye creams with impossible promises and unpronounceable ingredients.  It can be a scary place with creeps like petroleum, parabens and worse hiding behind pretty labels.  No need to worry though, because I spent the last month on an ingredient reading, cream slathering quest to find the best natural, cruelty-free and vegan eye creams so that we can all pamper our peepers safely.

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Roasted Veggie Panini Recipe

Vegan Bacon Panini

Today, I’m here to give you some insight into Coconut Organics CocoBacon, a coconut-based vegan bacon snack that is highly addictive. CocoBacon is one of three products from Coconut Organics, including Dark Chocolate Coconut Chips and Lightly Toasted Coconut Chips; all of their products are gluten-free, soy-free and vegan. Read more…

Pumpkins are Taking Over the Vegan World

The 2014 All-Star Vegan Pumpkin Lineup

Guys, a new roundup is in order because there’s a ubiquitous ingredient in town and rather than being green and leafy, it’s orange and round…ish. You guessed it—I’m talking about pumpkin and its pumpkin spice counterpart. As October rolls around so do these seasonal squashes, from showing up on doorsteps to showing up on product packages that leave us doing a double take. We’ve collected some of the most surprising—and some the most delicious—places that we’ve seen the pumpkin craze strike, all for your tasting pleasure. Read more…

5 Tips to Clear Skin

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We all dream of having clear and radiant skin but sometimes wake up with a less than perfect complexion.  Following a nighttime skincare routine is a great way to avoid waking up with dry, irritated and blemished skin.  Want to know the best part?  It’s never too late to start!  Here are 5 easy tips to help you create your own routine and get the glowing skin you deserve.

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