September 02, 2008
Common sense strikes again. This week I tested out my new Veganomicon cookbook (LOVE) and went for gold with the Mac and Cheese recipe! It made good use of "nooch" which apparently is what the vegan world calls nutritional yeast. I'm still learning these things. Nooch, like hootch. Got it.
Anyway the mac and cheese was great, appealing to the hubby as well. Score. In cleaning up (yes, he's great) he was shocked that it was so easy to clean, nothing like what you'd expect of a mac and cheese casserole dish! It reminded me that ever since we gave up on meat and dairy the garbage generally doesn't smell as much, the bowels generally move with greater ease, and yes, the dishes are generally easier to clean.
It makes me apply a very scientific approach to what I eat: What would this food do if I left it on the counter for a couple of weeks? Would it grow mold and stink up the house? Liquify? Grow limbs? I mean, even lettuce is gross when it goes bad but it mostly just turns to liquid that doesn't smell unless you put your face in it. Compared to other things, it's downright heavenly. And I imagine this is what my colon feels like, having to hang out with decomposed whatnot all day. It's the lettuce and clean food that is least offensive, least likely to cause a problem. What would you prefer go through your system?
This post suddenly got kind of gross, but to back up, the mac and cheese was delish and the new cookbook gets 5 stars from me.