How to Make Raw Baked Mac & Cheese

Overview

A raw food diet is a plant-based diet that promotes uncooked and unprocessed foods, such as organic fruits, vegetables and nuts. Raw baked macaroni and cheese is made from nuts, organic squash, fresh herbs and seasonings. Baked at a temperature below 117 degrees Farenheit, this tasty dairy-free comfort food is low-fat and full of nutrition.

Step 1

Combine all cashew cheese sauce ingredients in a blender and mix on high speed until completely smooth.

Step 2

Process squash through a spiral slicer creating long noodles. Chop the noodles in half when finished.

Step 3

Place noodles in bowl and toss with sea salt. Let noodles sit 45 minutes.

Step 4

Pour cheese sauce over noodles and thoroughly mix. Spread mixture into a casserole pan.

Step 5

Sprinkle walnuts and paprika on top. Place in dehydrator for two hours.

Things You'll Need

  • Blender
  • Spiral slicer
  • Large bowl
  • Casserole pan
  • Dehydrator
  • Cashew Cheese Sauce:
  • 1 3/4 cups cashews (soaked 1 to 2 hours)
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp. water
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1/4 medium shallot
  • 1/2 tsp. chili powder
  • Pinch cayenne
  • Pinch tumeric
  • 1/2 clove garlic
  • Noodles:
  • 5 organic yellow squash
  • Pinch sea salt
  • Walnuts (finely chopped)
  • Paprika

References

  • CBS News.com: Charlie Trotter's 'Raw' Recipes

Who Can Help

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About this Author

Pamela Gray has served as a newspaper reporter, feature and freelance writer on health-wellness, vegetarianism and raw foods topics. Gray has been a frequent contributor for eHow, Internet Brands and Associated Content. She is a certified vegan-raw food chef, nutrition consultant and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in creative writing from New York University.

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