Vegetable Couscous + Cheeze Sauce

59 comments

Hellloooooooooooo!

[After some careful thought, I believe this is my favourite way to greet you, said of course in a Jerry Seinfeld voice]. :biggrin:

IMG_0326

Apparently, I need to wear a bib on days like today because I have done a whole lotta drooling. Wait, that is every day actually.

One of my favourite discoveries as a vegan is nutritional yeast. I have used it countless times and it never disappoints me. It adds a cheesy and savoury taste to any dish and it is also an excellent source of protein, vitamins, and minerals.

Tonight I was craving Macaroni and cheeze, but we didn’t have any macaroni, so couscous + cheeze it was! Oh, and some veggies for good measure. :tongue:

IMG_0333

Vegetable Couscous + Cheeze Sauce

Ingredients:

  • 1.5-2 cups cooked couscous
  • 1/2 cup (or a bit less) homemade cheeze sauce (see below for recipe)
  • 1 cup Vegetables, cooked (I used frozen and heated them up)
  • Seasonings of your choice (sea salt, dried parsley, etc)

 

Directions: After making cheeze sauce and couscous, leave about 1/2 cup of cheeze sauce in the pot over medium to low heat. Mix in couscous and vegetables and heat. Serve immediately. Refrigerate remaining cheeze sauce.

IMG_0350

Cheeze Sauce

[Adapted from PPK]

I have made a few cheeze sauces now, and I think this one was my favourite so far! It was very rich and creamy tasting thanks to the Earth Balance and flour.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 cup flour (I used whole grain spelt flour)
  • 1 cup water
  • Pinch sea salt
  • 2-3 tbsp Earth Balance (or margarine/butter)
  • Squirt of yellow mustard (1/2-1 tsp)
  • 1 tbsp hummus (optional)

 

Directions: Mix flour, salt, and nutritional yeast in a pot. Slowly add water, mixing well with a whisk to get the clumps out. Turn the heat on medium and whisk well until sauce thickens to desired consistency. Whisk, whisk, whisk. Remove from heat and stir in Earth Balance (or margarine/butter of choice), mustard, hummus (optional), or other spices as you wish.

IMG_0338

This dish pretty much blew my mind. If I could describe it in two words it would be Creamy Delight. Wait, make that 3 words: Creamy Cheezy Delight.

IMG_0340 

I can’t wait to use the cheeze sauce on other concoctions. It would be awesome poured over roasted veggies, on kale chips, or over nachos and salsa. It is just waiting to be experimented with!

Now for some fun health links of the week!

Health News Round Up

 

Spotted:

 

And now I have a date.

A romantic date with my kitchen sink, a little something called ‘every dish in the house’, and some soap. You’d think the Brady Bunch lived here if you saw how many dishes a food blogger and bakery owner went through in a day.

BUT….it’s nothing a little impromptu Boom Box party in the kitchen can’t fix…muahuha.

Have a great night!

Let's get social! Follow Angela on Instagram (@ohsheglows + @theglowspot), Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Snapchat, and Google+

Previous Posts

{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

Page 2 of 2«12
Morgan January 20, 2017

This was amazing! Even my cheese loving boyfriend was mind blow by how cheezzzzy it is. Did it with broccoli and cauliflower! Thank you for sharing!

Reply

Angela Liddon January 20, 2017

So great to hear the dish was a hit, Morgan! :)

Reply

Jillian June 24, 2010

What kind of nutritional yeast do you use? Is it the flakes or is there a good powder for cooking?

Reply

Teri [a foodie stays fit] June 24, 2010

I made the cheese sauce last night with couscous and veggies. It was awesome! I’m so glad I had some leftover sauce…delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Reply

Kim June 23, 2010

Had your cheezy couscous recipe for lunch today – perfect!

Reply

Carbzilla June 23, 2010

This sauce is going to be a savior for the coucous that I overcooked slightly. It needs some liquid to un-brick itself. Can’t wait!

Reply

Noelle @OPera Singer in Kitchen June 23, 2010

You are so funny. Sometimes you write the way I think, and you totally have it when you write it down. Thanks for the smile!

The cheeze looks yummy along with coucous! I like your boom box party as well. I tend to do that everytime I clean the house and clean kitchen. It is inspirational or gets my groove going.:)

Reply

JavaChick June 23, 2010

I tried a recipe for Cheezy Sauce and was not impressed – did not taste cheesy and had the consistency of glue. I do like nutritional yeast sprinkled on top of things though. Will keep your recipe in mind for a future attempt at sauce!

Reply

Kristin (Cook, Bake and Nibble) June 23, 2010

WOW this looks good! Feed me please, Ange? :P

xo
Kris

Reply

Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin June 23, 2010

I’ve never tried nutritional yeast but I’m really curious about it! Even though I’m not a vegan, I really love trying out vegan foods.

Reply

Triathlonbabe aka Grace June 23, 2010

See you so help me to decide what I will fix for breakfast, lunch and/or dinner almost everyday! Thanks for these awesome ideas that I love to experiment with, makes me want to try new things all the time!

Where do you find the nutritional yeast, maybe Whole Foods?

That dish made me drool just looking at the pics and it’s breakfast time for me at the moment. :)

Reply

faith @ gracefulfitness June 23, 2010

Yes, nutritional yeast is amazing stuff, especially as a vegetarian or vegan. While living in Peru for a year my only request from the States was “send me a BIG bag of nutritional yeast!”
Have you had it on popcorn? It helps to first spray the popcorn with a little EVOO then spinkle on the nut. yeast and maybe a little cayenne. Best movie snack ever!
The couscous looks delicious, I will have to try that when I am back in the land of real supermarkets.

Reply

AngelaOSG June 23, 2010

no i havent had it on popcorn but that sounds amazing!

Reply

Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman June 23, 2010

That sounds (and looks!) really good. I haven’t tried nutritional yeast, and I can’t quite understand how it tastes like cheese. But I believe it…and need to make that sauce!

Reply

maxinthegym June 23, 2010

Oh wow I have so many recipes I need to try now! Anything resembling mac & cheese is a must try in my book!

Reply

Amanda June 23, 2010

Once again, another awesome recipe I can’t wait to try!

Amanda

Reply

Nae (from CookingInCambridge) June 23, 2010

This looks so interesting! I may have to try it.
…although I probably wont, owing to my ‘traveling diet,’ where all my money has been spent on travel and I am thus left eating cabbage and potatoes.

And sometimes apples.

Keep up the delightful recipes! :D

Reply

Leave a Comment

Previous post:

Next post: