We all have go-to comfort food dishes. Some of those dishes are by season such as chicken & dumplings, chili, and biscuits and gravy (I just realized that these might all be Southern comfort foods; well, they say write what you know). You may not think that cheese is a comfort food, but it’s found in two dishes that can be considered comfort foods: grilled cheese sandwiches and macaroni and cheese. My inner child is pretty happy about these two choices.
Even if you are dairy-free, you can still enjoy cheesy comfort foods. As always, I like to share alternatives that we like. We don’t share recipes or food recommendations that we don’t eat ourselves.Never underestimate the power of a grilled cheese sandwich. Click To Tweet
For this recipe, we recommend Canyon Bakehouse Gluten-Free Bread. Nikki prefers the Mountain White, but they also have Ancient Grain, Deli Rye, and Hawaiian Sweet among other options. If you’re looking for a cheese that is both dairy- & soy-free, look no further than Follow Your Heart. Nikki is a big fan of their products. They have a variety of cheese items, such as sliced, shredded, and parmesan. For your grilled cheese needs, Nikki recommends their American Style cheese. Their cheeses are also vegan and non-GMO. We recommend Earth Balance Soy-Free Buttery Spread.
Macaroni & Cheese
Macaroni shells that are gluten- and soy-free have been hard to find. Ronzoni’s does make macaroni shells that meet these two requirements, however it hurts Nikki’s stomach for some reason. We have to improvise and use other noodles. A few months ago, we walked into Marshalls and they had out a display table with various pasta items such as pots and noodles. One brand was Pastificio La Rosa. They had their Fusilli noodles. These noodles are a product of Italy. In addition to being gluten-, soy-, and dairy-free, it’s also free of eggs, salt, and preservatives. The Fusilli noodles are made with rice and corn flour. It should be noted that their website doesn’t give much info on where to buy their pasta. They do have a Facebook page and have a Shop option, however it’s in Italian. I did Google where to buy it in the US and it is found on Amazon, iGourmet, and Italian Harvest.
For the cheese, we recommend Follow Your Heart’s Cheddar Shreds.
Two simple recipes for cheesy comfort foods that are quick and delicious.
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