was one night in my kitchen, totally scrambling to salve a deep craving. i have no approximation, really, as to the proportions, but it contained:
potatoes, parboiled (i think) for their thickening properties, and for the gooey-ness they create when their starches are broken down (a lesson i once learned the hard way, trying to make quick mashed potatoes in the blender)
gojuchang, for color, for a little spice, for umami and depth of flavor, for the tang of fermentation that “cheese” often lacks
marmite (just a dash) for umami
and spices. i’d assume paprika and perhaps a dash of turmeric; i think i must have thrown in some better than bouillon unchicken broth with the water; maybe almond milk, if i had it. probably red pepper flakes, maybe some bragg’s. maybe some apple cider vinegar, for fermented tang?
i’m not sure. I threw this all in the vitamix, added some instant potato flakes (i love bob’s red mill) to maintain the thickness. maybe added some cornstarch too, but i’m not sure. just because i overblended and added too much liquid.
this picture is not of this amazing mac n cheese, but of a drastically subpar one.