Vegan macaroni and cheese

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  I was expecting to have a meal kit delivery from vegano foods but there was a delivery problem. This leaves me with no groceries or meal plan for the week. I decided it is time to use some of the ingredients I have in my apartment.  I had a box of daiya alfredo I used the sauce a long time ago and never used the brown rice pasta. I have a few types of vegan cheese so perfect to try vegan Mac and cheese.  This is the first time I have tried Sproud plant milk it’s pea based and thick so I thought it would be good for the sauce. Step one was adding melt vegan butter to the pan. Then around one cup of milk. Then spices I used curry powder, black pepper, cayenne pepper. I added a tablespoon of vegan sour cream to help thicken the sauce. After incorporating added half a cup each of vegan Parmesan, vegan cheddar, vegan mozzarella.  It melted well but it was salty. I added more milk, spices, and some water to fix the taste.  I had coated some of the pasta in olive oil, curry powder, nutritio

Happy Victoria Day Weekend May 22, 2017 and Rao's Pasta Sauce


When you have an expensive jar of pasta sauce and you already devoured the pasta what do you do with it? I eat it for breakfast.
Poach an Egg in the sauce

realize you don't eat that healthy and add some amazing natural cheese puffs and avacado to it


More about the sauce below
This weekend was relaxing but I did do a few things that I didn't take any pictures. It is the first very hot weekend of the year and that means it is almost summer.

I went to the Richmond night market as is tradition with my friends we go at least once every summer. The night market has become one of the biggest in North America however as with most things I prefer the olden days. In the past there was some unique things to try. This year I had truffle fries and a churro  but it was nice to be outside after 10pm with a still clear night. I felt compelled to return to Richmond during the daytime and took a visit to the mcArthur Glen outlets near the airport. Again nice to be outside on a warm day but I didn't buy anything.

Last week at Pomme I saw Rao's pasta sauce on sale for $10.99. I have wanted to visit Rao's in Vegas but never make it there when I go. I have never been to New York so eating at the restaurant probably isn't going to happen. I contemplated why people would by a jar of sauce for $11 all week and even read reviews on amazon. I had to know is an $11 jar really better than a $2 jar. I figured since I am not eating at a pasta restaurant I can buy it. Of course an $11 jar of sauce really needs a good vessel to sit on and skillet gnocchi is another slightly expensive thing I wanted to try. I walked to Pomme for the sauce and then Safeway for the gnocchi in total with tax the ingredients cost $20 but  this will last for more than one meal.

The sauce is definitely restaurant quality and I did enjoy this meal as much as I would have enjoyed going to a restaurant. It was really easy to make so as much as I missed someone else cooking and cleaning for me this is good. I still have a lot of sauce left so I will be eating at home this week and saving some money to use it up. I do think it is worth it to spend the extra money on a better jar of sauce.





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