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Episode 2 Recipes (The Social Gathering and Comfort Food)

Macaroni & Cheese

Photo Credit: Lindsay Nichols Photography

Ingredients

400 g macaroni pasta 1 tbsp grapeseed oil 1 shallot diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 1/2 cups butternut squash puree or soup 1 cup chicken stock 1 parmesan rind

1/2 cup half & half 1/2 cup Kefir 2 tbsp cornstarch 1 tbsp water 1/4 cup Nutritional yeast

20 g parmesan real

100 g white old cheddar

Instructions 1. Warm large skillet with oil over medium-high heat.

2. Add shallots and garlic to the pan. Cook until onions are translucent and garlic is fragrant, about 3-5 minutes.

3. Add butternut squash soup of puree to the pan along with chicken stock and parmesan rind.

4. Allow sauce to simmer on low for 10-15 minutes.

5. Reduce heat all the way down. Slowly add half and half to sauce while stirring. Slowly add Kefir to the sauce while stirring.

6. In a small bowl whisk together cornstarch and water. Add cornstarch mixture to the sauce and bring to a gentle boil, just until the sauce thickens, about 3-5 minutes.

7. Reduce heat and stir in nutritional yeast, parmesan, and cheddar. Stir sauce until cheese melts.

8. Pour pasta into skillet with sauce and stir together until all the pasta is coated by the sauce.

9. Serve.

Nutritional Analysis

Per 1 serving: Recipe makes 7 servings Calories 378 Nutrient Daily Intake (%) Protein 18g 36 Carbohydrates 55g 18 Fiber 6 g 26 Sugars 3 g Fat 12g 18 Sat fat 6g 28 Trans Fat 0g Omega 3 0.06 3 Omega 6 1.45 g 12 Cholesterol 27mg 9 Vitamins

Vit-A 12 Vit-B1 204 Vit-B2 177

Vit-B3 98 Vit-B5 7 Vit-B6 147 Folate 10 Vit-B12 42 Vit-C 4 Vit-D 1 Vit-E 6 Vit-K 1

Minerals Calcium 21 Magnesium 25 Phosphorus 29 Sodium 11 Iron 16 Maganese 90 Selenium 6 Zinc 20

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