Black pepper cheesy mac and broccoli is the ultimate fall comfort food. It tastes as indulgent as it looks, but, surprise, surprise, it’s good for you!
Today’s recipe is brought to you compliments of the epic vegan blogger and author, Richa Hingle aka, Vegan Richa. If you haven’t had the pleasure of following her blog or acquiring her cookbooks, let me introduce you.
Richa is the best-selling author of Vegan Richa’s Indian Kitchen: Traditional and Creative Recipes for the Home Cook and creator of the amazing blog, Vegan Richa. Today, I’m reviewing her new cookbook, Vegan Richa’s Everyday Kitchen: Epic Anytime Recipes with a World of Flavor, and one of you lucky people (U.S residents only) will win this tasty cookbook if you read to the bottom and enter the giveaway.
This cookbook, it’s one of those books that make your mouth water from beginning to end. Known for her delicious sauces and bold flavors, Richa starts off with an entire chapter dedicated to peanut butter and coconut, then sweet and sour, masala and saag, and it just keeps going. You’ll find recipes for burgers, wraps, bowls, breakfast, desserts, and even deep-dish pizza. Yes, you may have caught me drooling as I paged through her book. Just saying.
One of the recipes that really grabbed me was her Black Pepper Cheesy Mac and Broccoli. I love a good mac and cheese, and if you know me, you know I’m all about that spice, and Richa is too. This vegan macaroni and cheese is full of fiery spices, but if you’re into a gentler flavor, you have the option of leaving the heat out. I actually added extra black pepper and sriracha, and it was SO GOOD!
How was the cheesy texture and flavor, you ask? Divine. Richa nailed the cheesy and gooey texture. It was so creamy, just as you’d expect macaroni and cheese to be. The flavor was also nice and cheesy, thanks to the perfect amount of nutritional yeast in this recipe. I couldn’t have been happier with it. And my hubby gobbled it up too. That’s saying something, because he is so persnickety.
And let’s not forget the broccoli that’s a major feature of this spicy vegan mac n cheese. I mean, what can I say? It adds another layer of flavor and texture, and of course, it boosts the healthiness of the dish. It’s a great way to get your kids, or broccoli hating adults, to eat their veggies.
Make this and come back and let me know what you think. And don’t forget to enter the GIVEAWAY! Scroll ALL THE WAY to the bottom of the post. Only U.S. Residents please.
This book would make a great holiday gift. Click the link to order one for yourself and your foodie friends and family. Vegan Richa’s Everyday Kitchen: Epic Anytime Recipes with a World of Flavor
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