Dinner: The best vegan mac n’ cheese known to man

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Long have I searched for the perfect cheese to go on my macaroni, for the perfect sauce to smother my pasta. I’ve tried many recipes, tried even to create one myself, but they have all fallen somewhat short of what I remember mac n cheese to be. Finally, I came across a sauce recipe so simple and so perfectly melty and cheese-like, and I knew at once that I have found The One. And because keeping this recipe to myself would be a crime against my fellow humans, I’m sharing it with you all today. You’re welcome.

P.S. This sauce is also PERFECT as a nacho dipping sauce and what more could you possibly want in life?
http://www.veggieonapenny.com/vegan-cheese/

Dinner: Spinach soup and gooey garlic bread

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This is a recipe I can’t take credit for. Every now and then the boy likes to invent soups and they almost always turn out lovely, so I can’t complain too much (and I do want to complain, because he doesn’t use recipes and HOW CAN YOU COOK SOMETHING NEW WITHOUT A RECIPE?!). This was a lovely creamy and spicy soup and the garlic bread we made with a bake at home baguette, slathered in margarine with crushed garlic and parsley. It was perfect for the cold and rainy day we ate it on and it only took 30 mins to make. The recipe is similar to this one: http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/1571/creamy-spinach-soup

Price: £0.75

Protein: 27 grams per portion, with added nutritional yeast. Mmm, nutritional yeast.

Dinner: Creamy garlic pasta with roast tomatoes

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You may have noticed that I’ve been pretty infatuated with garlic recently. This recipe calls for a very moderate amount of it, but I managed to add a whole bulb of it in the sauce, and I think it’s safe to say that I’ve overdosed on garlic for a good long while. I used this recipe:http://minimalistbaker.com/creamy-vegan-garlic-pasta-with-roasted-tomatoes/#_a5y_p=1568083

I added some roast butternut squash and peppers for variety, as well as a side of Fry’s chicken burger. It was a bit bland for my liking (sans all the garlic), so next time I might spice it up with some herbs.

Price: £0.80

Protein: 30 grams with the burger

Dinner: Super healthy quinoa kale bowls with mushroom and asparagus

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I’ve been working late for the past two weeks and as a result I’ve not been eating as well as I should. Some fries here, a takeaway there and before I knew it I’ve gone days without actually cooking anything. So I was feeling particularly inclined to put together something nourishing and healthy when I finaly had the time to cook again. Enter this lush recipe: http://86lemons.com/quinoa-kale-bowl-mushrooms-asparagus/

It’s a light, zingy meal that tastes very much like a nice hearty salad, but much more filling and with minimal leaves!

Price: £0.90 per portion

Protein: 30 grams with a bit of added nutritious yeast