Tasty Tuesday: Liar Liar Mac

January 13, 2015


Maybe you have a child that refuses to eat anything but mac and cheese? Maybe said child is so picky you are about to pull your hair out. Today's recipe is just what you need so your child, or even picky significant other, can "have their mac, and eat it too."

Liar Liar Mac
1 box pasta noodles, I used shells
1/2 cup Almond milk
1 cup Cooked Black Beans
1 cup fresh Kale
 1/4 shredded sharp cheddar (optional)
mozzarella to sprinkle
taco seasoning to taste

I started out by boiling water for the pasta. In my food processor, I combined cooked black beans, kale,  almond milk (original) and blended until smooth. (Measurements above. See, I'm getting better about this).



Once I had a sauce-like consistency, I shook a bit of Taco Seasoning on top, and continued to blend. This taco seasoning is homemade and was gifted to me by my cousin. I really have to get her recipe, it's fantastic!



The end results. All ingredients blended together. 



Before tossing the noodles, I sprinkled sharp cheddar cheese for some added flavor, and give them a stir before adding the sauce.  I finished with a light dollop of sour cream and a sprinkle of mozzarella.


This recipe can be tweaked in numerous ways. I chose kale because it's delicious, and one of the best greens in terms of nutrition. Plus it passes easily as "cilantro," in case you get those pesky questions. There's an old phrase, "what they don't know wont kill them." In this case, what they dont know will only make them healthier.

Have you ever hidden veggies before?
If so, I'd love to hear your recipes!

What's your favorite green?

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45 comments

  1. That looks really delicious, makes me hungry haha

    Love Imke
    https://colourfulmornings.wordpress.com/

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    1. Thank you. Sharing a photos of food never does anything good for the stomach. (;

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  2. Sounds good! What a fun way to spice up mac and cheese!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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  3. This is BRILLIANT!!! By the way Kiki, I was thinking of maybe hosting a link-up of recipes that use real, whole foods. This recipe would be PERFECT for it. I'll let you know if I do this-- you would have so much to contribute! :)

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    1. Absolutely Daisy! That would be so much fun. Not to mention all the awesome ideas I'd get from others. (:

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  4. Yum!

    God bless,
    XO, Claire
    Http://www.littlemissfashionqueen.blogspot.com

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  5. Looks amazing and so creative

    Mel
    http://girlandthepolkadot.blogspot.com/

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    1. Hi Kiki
      this recipe looks delicious
      I really love cheddar ;)
      Kisses
      Maggie D.
      Fashion Blog Maggie Dallospedale fashion diary

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    2. Who doesn't love cheddar? (; xo

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    1. Thank you Diana. This will come in handy before you know it. (;

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  8. beautiful and delicious dish…Such an inspiration! I love spagetti with all my heart <3
    Kisses from Miami,
    Borka
    www.chicfashionworld.com

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    1. Isn't pasta just the best comfort food? (;

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  9. i've never thought to put some kale in there. what sneaky way to get kids to eat the good stuff! :))

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    1. I've got a whole mess of ideas up my sleeves in terms of healthy dinner options for kids. Now that my little one is eating whole food, I've been all kinds of creative. (;

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  10. Hi kiki, this recipe sounds and looks yumiee!:)
    I will definitely give it a go as it looks easy to make..thats what i like :) haha
    Hugs
    Jola

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    1. So easy! And it will come in handy when that little one starts eating whole foods. (:

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  11. Definitely trying this! Looks so yummy. The perfect comfort food.

    Heidi D.
    www.wishesandreality.com

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  12. Um, genius! Like how do you even think of stuff like this?! I am definitely going to try this...I'm all for sneaky ways to include veggies (for myself).

    Shannon
    Clothes & Quotes

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    1. I have to start out with no idea, no plan about what I'm going to make. I literally take photos of what I'm doing and if it's good, I share. (;

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  13. This looks amazing! What a great recipe! :) xo~ Lena
    www.felinecreatures.com

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    1. Thank you Lena! And thanks for stopping by. (:

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  14. it is always a pleasure to read you on my blog and stopping by yours kiki! stay positive <3
    xox
    borka
    www.chicfashionworld.com

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    1. Aw thank you Borka. You have such a lovely spirit. (:

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  15. This looks suuuuper tasty! Thanks for sharing Kiki (:

    - Deniz
    www.dressedupdeniz.com

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    1. Your welcome Deniz! Thanks for reading! (:

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  16. Amazing! You must be a great cook!

    Such a nice blog! I'd love to follow each other.
    Hope you visit my site when you have time.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by! I'll be sure to check out your blog. (:

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  17. Uh, YUM!?! I love a good Fakey. Mac 'N Cheese has been butchered so brutally thanks to the vegans and their nutritional yeast. I can't wait to try your version. This sounds WAY better.

    Much Love,
    -Stephanie Eva

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    1. It's different. If blue box classic is what you desire this will be a let down. But if you want the feeling of indulging while not really doing so, this is a good meal. (;

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