‘I Can’t Believe It’s Not Real’ Vegan Mac And Cheese

Mac and cheese is one of those foods that would be the poster-child for soul food. As a matter of fact, if you look up soul food in the dictionary, nine times out of 10, macaroni and cheese would be there. That’s why it’s so weird for me to share this recipe because the term “vegan” goes against everything I know when it comes to soul food. But believe me when I tell you, this happens to be one super good mac and cheese! So good in fact that I almost mistook it for real cheesy mac and cheese! Here’s the recipe

16 oz elbow macaroni
1 cup cashews plus 2 cups water
1 large yellow potato peeled & sliced
1 cup baby carrots or two large carrots, peeled
1 large yellow onion chopped
4-5 cloves of garlic
2 tbsp olive oil
3 1/2 cup non dairy milk (rice milk works great!)
2 tbsp nutritional yeast
1 tbsp hot sauce or jalapeno juice for a kick
2 cups vegan cheese