okay, i just did a search on my own blog and realized that i have apparently never blogged specifically about the wonder of cheezish. i am flabbergasted. how is this even possible? anyone who knows me in person (and even a bunch of people who don’t) know that it’s like my favorite thing in the entire world, so how have i never blogged about it? yikes, i’m slipping.
so, i love mac & cheese. like, LOVE IT love it. i think kristen and i could have a really good time planning some kind of mac & cheese-inspired road trip, is what i’m saying. anytime i see a new vegan mac & cheese on the menu anywhere, it is automatically what i’m ordering. mac & cheese is love.
i have always been partial to the stove-top style rather than the oven-baked style. i was raised on kraft, what can i say? i’m not fussy about what i eat, i love it all, but my preference is for a very smooth, slightly tangy, a little orange-y, bowl of mac. behold, the amazing, the beautiful, the insanely delicious, cheezish macaroni:
this recipe was created by my dear friend summer and can be found in her adorable cookbook, the glad cow cookbook. it’s slim and accessible and packed with a bunch of great recipes i return to again and again… but none more than cheezish. ❤
this stuff is magical, you guys. it has pimentos (or roasted red peppers, if you’re greedy like me and want to make bigger batches and buy larger jars) and nooch and tahini and lemon juice and a wee bit of hot sauce, and i love it so much that these days, i can never stand to make only one batch–i make two at a time, then freeze half for a future cheezish emergency. this is my ultimate comfort food, what i always want to make when i find myself with a lazy couch day, what i always crave when i’m feeling sorry for myself. perfect color, perfect texture, ridiculously perfect taste. let’s look at some more pictures, shall we? we shall!
i usually like to make it with those squirrely squiggles (cavatappi), but sometimes i make it with shells or rotini, if i can’t find the others. anything that gets the cheezish sauce to my mouth is a winner in my book. i love this picture because you can see the sauce just pooling in the shells. yum. let’s see another one!
i mean, you get it, right? it’s sublime. i want to eat it every day. buy summer’s book! i guarantee it’s worth it just for the cheezish alone (but also check out her recipe for dip, an awesome oven-baked mexican chip-dipping extravaganza… and i am also a huge fan of her scones). oh cheezish, i’m so sorry i’ve been lax in making my love for you all official, blog-style. i hope you can forgive me.