Heidi’s Mock and Cheese

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Recipe Information

Recipe Created By: Heidi Bayer


1/2 lb dry Tinkyada rice shell or elbow pasta
1 tsp margarine
1/4 cup water left over from draining pasta
1 Tbsp brewer’s yeast (not nutritional or baker’s yeast)
dash turmeric
1 tsp kosher salt
to taste pepper
1/2 tsp xanthan gum
1 tsp agave nectar
1 Tbsp rice milk if needed


Bring water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Cook pasta 2 minutes less than time recommended in instructions.

Drain pasta in a colander, setting colander back over the pan to reserve the drained water. Set pasta aside.

In pan, mix 1/4 cup of the drained pasta water with the remaining ingredients (except for the rice milk). Stir and cook on low-medium heat until bubbles appear and mixture thickens, adding rice milk if mixture gets too thick.

Once desired consistency is obtained, add reserved pasta and mix in gently so the pasta doesn’t become mushy.

Serve warm.


Brewer’s yeast can be found in the “SUPPLEMENTS” section of any good Health Food Store – by the vitamins!

Brewer’s yeast is an excellent source of iron, so parents of children under 2 will want to be aware so as not to overdo the iron content.

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Butter and Margarine: Butter is a dairy product made from cow’s milk. Margarine typically contains milk or soy, but there are milk-free and soy-free versions available.
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Milk and Soy Substitutions: Alternative dairy-free milk beverages and products will work in most recipes. Find out more about milk substitutions and soy substitutions.

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