Creamy Mac and B12

Mmmm, improved nervous system in a bowl!

Mac & B12

Is it just me or does it seem like everyone losing their noodles over their B12 levels?

B12 is very important for normal brain and other nervous system functions, so getting enough of it in your diet is no joke, but there’s no need to panic as long as you are eating a balanced diet.

The truth is, most meat alternatives on the market are fortified with B12. Additionally, nutritional yeast is a B12 bomb of deliciousness that is easily added to any recipe, especially pasta dishes. Read more about B12 here.

Utterly unrelated, I have become acutely aware of a strange little quirk of mine. I am short, but my kitchen is tall, so I’m always hopping up on the counters in creative ways. I pretend I’m doing Parkour, but for some ridiculous reason I always call it Jumanji in my head. “I’m doing Jumanji!” I say to myself.

No HHH, no you are not doing Jumanji.

Because this is Parkour:

And this is Jumanji:

I’m not awesome enough for the former, and I’m not lucky enough for the latter.

In any case, I came up with this Mac and Cheese imitator because I was craving comfort food and I was feeling lazy. As an added bonus, the veggie “chicken” and nutritional yeast is a B12 bomb that is sure to bolster your nervous system and brain function. More importantly, this meal will help you to “do Jumanji” for years to come.

B12 Bomb Macaroni
Serves 4-8

375g macaroni, cooked
1 leek, chopped
Olive oil for sautéing
1 package (340g) veggie “chicken” ground round
3 tablespoons nutritional yeast
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon curry powder
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup coconut milk

Heat oil over medium and add leeks, stirring until they begin to soften.  Add veggie ground round.  Stir well and saute until heated though.  Sprinkle nutritional yeast and spices without stirring.  Add coconut milk slowly, stirring well.  Mixture should be creamy and well heated.

Mix pasta and leek mixture together.  Serve with red wine.

2 thoughts on “Creamy Mac and B12

  1. Great. Now, whenever I watch the incredible chase in Casino Royal amidst the high rise building under construction, I’ll think to myself, “James Bond is pretty good at Jumanji.”
    Yeah, we’re big fans of nutritional yeast, too. There isn’t much you can’t add it to. Boom!

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