I love to make macaroni and cheese vegan style, but I kept having people requesting a yeast free recipe. There has been some question on nutritional yeast flakes, therefore I was experimenting with different alternatives.
My friend Toni Allen who is an admin of group Raw and Delicious on Facebook, mentioned that noni juice makes an excellent substitution for nutritional yeast flakes in recipes. This recipe is by far the best tasting alternative without the use of nutritional yeast flakes. It is not only yeast free, but also soy free and gluten free.
1 cup cashew
¼ cup noni juice
½ cup water
½ red bell pepper
2 Tbsp chopped onion
1 clove garlic
1 ½ tsp sea salt
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1 8 ounce box of elbow pasta (I used quinoa elbows)
Preheat oven at 350 degrees. Cook elbow pasta according to package directions in boiling water and drain, set aside. In a blender process the sauce recipe until smooth. Add sauce to pasta and stir to combine. Bake in oven for about 15 minutes.