Usually I know what I want for dinner by the drive home from work, I’m already thinking and planning it. Sometimes I know what I want by 10 AM and have a recipe written to try if I got stuck on a long call. But it’s been such a strange and stressful week that I had no clue, I just stared into the fridge drawing blanks tonight. Oh, I was tempted on the frozen vegan meal I splurged on for just such occasions, but decided I had too much fresh produce to use up. Instead I pulled out a huge chunk of broccoli.
And steamed it with some frozen edamame.
Luckily I remembered a great Cheesy Sauce recipe Gena posted awhile back because I also had zucchini and red peppers to use up.
And thankfully its fast and easy to toss the ingredients into the Vita-Mix turn into something that looks a lot like cheese sauce in minutes.
It’s also super thick and gooey reminding me of the processed cheese-coated broccoli sides back in school lunch days.
Only this sauce was much better flavor-wise and health-wise being pepper and zucchini-based and packing an adult flavor with tangy mustard and richness from the nutritional yeast.
Yes, dinner was a bit ghetto looking. But also tasty, fast, and nutritionally dense, so I’ll call it a win.
And it was a fun throwback to easy breezy childhood times.
Gena’s recipe is another fabulous vegan cheese alternative packing plenty of flavor and veggies in a form that’s fun. And possibly a kid-approved recipe.