Comfort Food – Tried It Tuesday

Congratulations everyone! We made it through Monday! I know I’m not the only one who needs a little bit of positive motivation today, so I am linking up with Sara from Lake Shore Runner for her Tried it Tuesday. LSR-Tried-it-Tuesday-500x499But before we get there, I want to mention that I am guest posting for Michele at The Paleo Running Momma! It was such an honor as Michele is one of the first bloggers I started reading a few years back! I discuss tips and tricks for gaining speed, and am sharing one of my favorite speed workouts, so head on over and check it out! Alright, now back to things I tried… Homemade Vegan Cheesey Rice!

So I have been investigating alternative options to cheese since I think dairy plays a huge role in my GI issues. So welcome vegan cheese. Four simple ingredients, and while it’s not my favorite Kraft Mac & Cheese cheese,  it’s pretty good!

Mix ¾ cup unsweetened, original almond milk, 6 tbsp. nutritional yeast, 1 tbsp. paprika, and sea salt to taste. Whisk together and add to desired dish. I added it to Trader Joe’s organic rice cauliflower, but it would be great with pasta or quinoa.
I added the “cheese” to the frying pan and cooked it with the cauliflower rice. 5 minutes later, I had a pretty cheesey “rice”.  Perfect comfort food : )

I promise it tastes a lot better than it looks! With minimal and simple ingredients, it is a quick, delicious, and filling meal!


What was the last meal you experimented with?

What’s your favorite comfort food? Kraft Mac & Cheese, I could and would still eat an entire box straight out of the pot!

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39 thoughts on “Comfort Food – Tried It Tuesday

  1. That looks surprisingly good and I never knew that rice cauliflower existed. I will definitely be adding that to my cart next TJs trip 🙂 I experimented with homemade Lara bars–I made chocolate coconut bars this weekend which were delicious!!

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  2. Can’t wait to read your tips! If I can get half your speed I’ll be happy. I was just at TJ’s last night and should have picked this up…grrr. It actually does look good to me! Thanks for the idea 🙂 I love experimenting in the kitchen! I’d say my favorite comfort meal is anything German..makes me feel happy and connected to my roots!

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  3. I love mac and cheese! But I can eat a whole box these days and it’s not nearly filling enough. Stupid running! LOL.

    Can’t wait to check out your tips! I want to be fast tooooo!!

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  4. ive never ever seen boxed cauliflower before haha…. but i think it would be very convenient to have on hand!! my favorite comfort food is a niiiiiceeee warm bowl of instant noodles haha. gimme that any day

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  5. This looks so good! Do you read Minimalist Baker at all? She has some killer vegan mac and cheese recipes. I love cheese and don’t have GI issues with it, but I’ve really been wanting to try nutritional yeast as a healthier alternative.

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  6. i’m not big on rice or anything cheesey (i know, i know), but i’d say my fave comfort food is chips & salsa/guac. i need to keep it out of my house b/c it doesn’t stand a chance. i’ll have to check out your guest post — glad you were able to do that! 🙂

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  7. Oh my gosh – Kraft brings back so many memories! When we were little, we would have Kraft + chocolate milk or Digiorno Pizza and chocolate milk for when the parents were out and a babysitter was in charge. I can just taste it now!

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  8. Next time, try the same cheese sauce but with chickpeas and quinoa. It is comfort to the max!!! I’d say my favorite comfort food is PB&J. That or chickpea and avocado salad. I love that together!

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  9. My fave comfort food is a great big grilled cheese. Or anything with gravy like a hot turkey sandwich. 🙂 I haven’t been very experimental with my meals lately though. Minimal and simple works for me though!

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