When I first became vegan, I wanted to find some packaged food items I could rely on when I needed quick, lazy meals. I love mac n’ cheese, and I didn’t want to give it up just because I was giving up dairy. Luckily, I found a perfect brand to satisfy my mac craving. One of my favorites is the dairy-free rice macaroni and cheese from Amy’s Kitchen!
Since I love mac n’cheese so freakin’ much, I like to make homemade version with a sauce made from cashews, nutritional yeast, tahini, garlic and lemon juice. But that takes time, and sometimes I’m just lazy! For those moments, I’m a fan of Amy’s Rice Macaroni With Dairy-Free Cheeze. As far as frozen meals go, this Amy’s Macaroni and Cheeze is prime. The first ingredient is organic rice pasta, followed by filtered water, and Daiya Vegan Cheddar-Style Cheeze, then some spices and organic oil. It’s vegan, gluten-free, and soy-free. Plus, it contains no GMOs.
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To make this mac n’ cheeze, you could use a microwave, but I don’t want to use one. I prefer to use slower cooking methods rather than zapping the nutrients in the microwave. The other option is to bake, and I recommend that one. I cooked this in the oven at 375 degrees for 20 minutes, then stirred the mac and baked for an additional 10 minutes. When it’s done, I added some sriracha sauce and enjoyed some creamy, delicious vegan mac n’ cheese. It’s sooooo gooooood and ridiculously easy to make.
Since it’s organic, non-GMO, gluten-free, and soy-free, this frozen meal is a healthful option when I need a lazy dinner. Compared to all of the frozen meals out there, this one wins on so many levels.
But the one con is that the product can get cold and hard pretty quickly. I’ve learned that I need to eat it shortly after I take it out of the oven. This is not a food that sits well; you need to eat it while it’s hot. Otherwise, the noodles and sauce will stick together. At that point, eating it is unpleasant.
When the mac n’ cheese is hot and fresh-from-the-oven, though, it’s delicious. Two thumbs up! For frozen food, Amy’s is amazing.
Have you had any products from Amy’s Kitchen?