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Easy Dairy Free Cauliflower Mac and Cheese {vegan + paleo}

YOU. GUYS.

Easy dairy free cauliflower mac and cheese is in the HOUSE and it has got me all 😭 over here cuz I’m so excited to share it with you.

Because a good recipe for mac and cheese is never something you should keep to yourself.

I mean, you can MAKE mac and cheese and keep it for yourself – that’s pretty standard practice around our house. But the recipe, well that’s something that get’s better the more you spread around the cheesy-comfort-in-a-bowl LOVE.

Easy dairy free cauliflower mac and cheese is the healthiest and most delicious way to satisfy your comfort food cravings without any regrets!

I have to be honest with you, this is not reaaaaal mac and cheese. Like the kind with noodles and actual cheese. But I’m guessing you already figured that out cuz you guys are smart like that.

I just knew you would get understand where I’m going with this one 😉

This is a cauliflower dish dressed up like mac and cheese for those days when you just really neeeeeed some comfort food in your life, but wanna keep it healthy and guilt free.

And also spoiler alert – the sauce doesn’t taste exactly like cheese, really it’s more reminiscent of cheese. But I’m pretty sure it’s about as cheesy as you can get without being actual cheese. And it does satisfy exactly the same thing that real cheese does.

Is that weird? Maybe. Awesome? Absolutely.

Especially when draped over tenderly steamed cauliflower and loaded up into a bowl for all the comfort and zero regret.

Like literally none. Says the girl who has eaten three (small…ish) bowls of it in one sitting.

This is, essentially, a mac and cheese for everyone.

My dairy free / gluten free / keto / paleo / vegan / health minded peeps – I have definitely got you covered with this one.

😍😍😍

Easy dairy free cauliflower mac and cheese is the healthiest and most delicious way to satisfy your comfort food cravings without any regrets!
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paleo pimiento cashew cheese dip {vegan + paleo}

It’s Friday!! Which means it’s time to kick off those old work shoes, put that bottle of rosé on ice (or two), invite some friends over, and whip up a batch of this vegan and paleo pimiento cashew cheese dip for dipping ALL THE THINGS! 😍

Paleo pimiento cashew cheese dip with fresh veggies for dipping is the perfect whole food + dairy free swap for a southern classic!

I don’t know about you guys, but I’m in the camp of “delicious dips are life”.

In case you want to know the exact order of where my love for delicious dips falls, it goes something like this:

  1. My family and friends
  2. My cat
  3. Delicious dips

Yep. That list looks about right 😉

I’m not sure where the idea to make a pimiento cashew cheese dip came from (cuz really?! Pimiento cheese?! It’s been a loooong time since I’ve thought about that). But I think it started with a container of glistening spicy cherry peppers calling out to me at our natural foods store. Sometimes one single ingredient can be such an inspiration!

And as all the sunshine starts to inch closer and more friend and family gatherings fill our calendars, why not dream up some nutrient dense snacks that we can feel good about sharing with the one’s we love the most?

Paleo pimiento cashew cheese dip with fresh veggies for dipping is the perfect whole food + dairy free swap for a southern classic!

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how to make cashew cream {paleo + vegan}

Guys! I’m going to teach you how to make cashew cream!!!

I have been using this stuff a lot in my recipes on NK lately, so I thought I would create a quick little post about the method so it’s in one easy place for you to reference back to.

 How to make cashew cream sauce! The easiest, tastiest dairy free substitute with endless flavor possibilites and applications!

 

It really is super simple and fast to make, and the texture is the closest thing I have found to mimicing actual cream // dairy in a recipe!

Velvety smooth perfection.

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