a vegan couple: eating; running; living–minimally.

Slow cooker Smoky Mac & Chesse

Double post Thursday!

I thought that I would put up a picture of the Slow Cooker Smoky Mac & Cheese from The Vegan Slow Cooker book. Complimenting it is some roasted broccoli with cajun seasoning and smoky paprika.

The recipe is dangerously easy to do:

  • 4 cups nondairy milk (we used almond)
  • 2 tbsp vegetable bouillon
  • 8 oz. macaroni
  • 2 cups shredded vegan cheddar (we used Daiya)
  • 1 cup shredded vegan mozzarella (we used Daiya)
  • 1/4 to 1/2 tsp of liquid smoke (we added 1-2 tsp total)
  • 1/2 tsp cajun seasoning (we added 1-2 tsp total)
  • salt and pepper to taste

Oil the slow cooker and toss all the ingredients in, stirring to combine. Cook on high for about 1 hour, or until the pasta is al dente. (If you use whole wheat pasta it might take a bit longer.)  Give the whole thing a stir every 20 minutes or so. Make sure that you keep checking that the pasta is not too done, or else you might get mushy pasta. For the broccoli just toss it in some oil, cajun seasoning, and smoky paprika. Roast on 400 until the ends of the broccoli begin to brown.

That’s is! It is simple and super delicious the next day. Enjoy!

…from the HMRRC Marathon Relay (Race Report)

Turned out to be a beautiful day for a race. Here is main water station. Just to the left of it is the turn-around for all of the loops for both the Marathon and the Relay.

Katie at the start. (See the wave?)

Katie right after the main water station.

Katie (on the right) finishing her run and handing off to Jim (on the left in the hat).

Here is Jim, cruising the second leg.

While waiting for Jim to return Katie snapped a shot of the ubiquitous thumbs up!

2/3 of Team #27 (which was the last number for each of our bibs).

Jim handing off to Jon for the last leg of the relay.

Taking off for the last leg.

Walking through the water station after downing a GU…

…and then taking off for the final loop.

Jon coming into the home stretch. Final time: 3:44:50.


 Here is a tryptic of some of the interesting sights of the day: cute dog; awesome tie-dyed marathoner; unique hat guy.


And then, the post-race meal:

A Harpoon IPA, a Faux Chicken-Nug Burrito, and BBQ-Tofu Fries from Bombers Burrito Bar.

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