Vegan Mac & Cheese Sauce (Dairy Free)

This is a simple dairy free cheese sauce that is fantastic over noodles or with potatoes or vegetables.  


For the cheese sauce:
1 1/2 cups raw cashews
3 T. fresh lemon juice
3/4 cup water
1 1/2 tsp. sea salt
1/4 cup nutritional yeast
1/2 tsp. chili powder
1/2 clove garlic
pinch of turmeric
pinch of cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp. mustard (dijon or yellow)

For the macaroni n’ cheese casserole:
16 ounces of elbow or shell pasta of choice
freshly ground black pepper
paprika, for garnish

*Optional add-ins: Roasted broccoli, sauteed mushrooms, spinach (I highly recommend these!)

See the entire recipe and directions at Detoxinista.