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Meatless Monday with Vegan Caprese Mac and Cheese

Welcome to the Miratel blog and to our Meatless Monday vegan recipe share. Miratel took the Meatless Monday pledge to support reducing meat consumption 15% by eliminating it one day per week to preserve the health of our planet. We consider our support of this great movement part of our CSR business strategies as it spreads awareness of the impact of our food choices on our environment.

Pasta is a great go-to meal for vegans (and non-vegans) and we have definitely featured quite a few recipes there. Pasta is one of those complete meals in a bowl and there is an endless list of options to eat with it. Or, as is the case with today’s recipe, you can combine two recipe ideas to make one amazing dish. Today’s recipe for Vegan Caprese Mac and Cheese combine two classic dishes to form one tasty meal that everyone will love. Plus it can be made any day of the week because it’s simple to make. This absolutely delicious recipe comes courtesy of our friends at PETA.

INGREDIENTS (serves 4 to 6)

  • 8 oz. ditalini or other small pasta
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp. onion powder
  • 2 cups chopped sugar plum tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 2 Tbsp. vegan margarine
  • 1 cup vegan mozzarella-style cheese shreds, plus more for garnish
  • 2 Tbsp. vegan Parmesan, plus more for garnish
  • 1 cup unsweetened plain soy milk

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Cook the pasta according to the package instructions.
  3. Heat the oil over medium heat in a large frying pan. Add the garlic and onion powder and heat until fragrant. Add the tomatoes and basil and sauté for about 10 minutes.
  4. In a small saucepan, heat the vegan margarine until melted. Add the vegan cheese shreds and vegan Parmesan, then stir in the soy milk slowly. Continue stirring until a sauce forms.
  5. In a large baking dish, combine all the ingredients and stir well. Garnish with additional vegan cheese shreds and vegan Parmesan and bake for 20 minutes, or until the cheese on top is melted.

If you haven’t already, we encourage you to visit the Meatless Monday website and join us in taking the pledge today. Spread the word at home and at work and promote CSR business initiatives to make your green call centre, office, factory, shop, restaurant or salon even greener.

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