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Mac & Cheese Recipe – Vegan & GF

Creamy Vegan & Gluten-free Mac & Cheese w/Broccoli –

This will be my go-to pot-luck casserole dish… everyone wil love.


  • 6 oz. of Penne Brown Rice Pasta – cooked
  • 1/2 cup of Cashew Milk  (or Hemp/Almond Milk)
  • Fresh or frozen broccoli
  • Garlic clove (minched)
  • Daiya Vegan Cheese (Shredded Mozzerella & Cheddar) – generous handful of each.
  • Salt & Pepper

Mince the garlic and heat in a saucepan add Cashew Milk, stir, add Cheese to Milk and stir til blended, add dash salt & black pepper then add penne pasta, stir the add broccoli….serve.

Simple Sunday: Stitching & Soup

The weather is just gorgeous…cool, in the 50’s – perfect for brisk walking. After a good walk I settled in for a day of hobbies. I’m working on fingerless gloves, in homespun yarn – so soft and fuzzy.
Making some for charity, Midnight Run who help the homeless. Others I will sell. Another WIP (work in progress) is this Cowl in Pink, Homespun)

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I got a late start getting my crock pot loaded – this is an easy peasy no-fail soup!

Potato, Broccoli & Cheddar Soup

30 oz. (approx 1 1/2 lbs) of shredded potatoes
1/2 medium onion, diced
1 frozen box of broccoli
12 oz shredded cheddar cheese
6 cups of water or any broth (I used water and it was yum!!)
1 t. salt
1/2 t black pepper

Literally dump all the ingredients into the Crock Pot
Add 6 cups of water/broth
Cook on High for 4 hours or Low for 8 hours


On the menu…

It’s cool & rainy today…perfect for this hearty pasta dish.
I’ve made this same dish using Summer veggies like yellow squash & zucchini which is just as yum. Today, I used sausage. See, I really do eat meat!

Garlic Pasta w/Sausage & veggies

One large red onion, sliced
5 cloves of freshly minced garlic (we ❤ garlic!)
1/4 c Extra Virgin Olive Oil ( I use Spanish, Goya brand)
3 hot Sausage links – saute on low w/onions…add the garlic in the last few minutes to avoid browning/burning.

1/4 box frozen peas (I use frozen veggies most of the time until the Farmer's Market is in full swing)
1 box frozen broccoli
Salt (as desired)
Pepper (as desired)
Parmesan cheese (as desired)

1 lb of any Pasta. cook (Penne, elbow, etc.)

Mix the sauteed veggies & meat into the cooked pasta. Add an additional 6 T of olive oil to the pasta & add salt, pepper and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, if desired.

This serves a house full/ a lot of leftovers!

Buen provecho!