Comfort Food Made Healthy: Mac & Cheese

This velvety recipe replaces cheese with a spiced-up cashew and miso cream sauce. Packed with immunity-boosting ingredients, this dish is a great new and improved alternative.

3 cups Water
1 cup Cashews
1 tbsp Miso
1 tsp Sea salt
1 clove Garlic
1 tsp Onion powder
1 tbsp Lemon juice
1 tbsp Apple cider vinegar
1 lb Whole-wheat elbow macaroni
1/4 cup Canola oil
1/4 cup All-purpose flour
Black pepper to taste

In a blender, blend water, cashews, miso, salt, garlic, onion powder, lemon juice, and vinegar until smooth and creamy.

Bring a large pot of heavily salted water to a boil. Add macaroni and cook according to package directions.

Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, make a roux by whisking the oil and flour over medium heat for 3 to 5 minutes. Add cashew mixture and bring to a boil, whisking frequently. Reduce heat to low and let simmer until the sauce thickens.

Toss pasta with sauce and add salt and pepper to taste. Sprinkle with breadcrumbs and parsley.