PHEW! Snuck this in right before it's time to post February Favourites :)
This month I made butternut squash mac and cheese for the first time and it was SO GOOD. I made a healthier version than most of the ones I could find online and it was still so delicious without any of the unhealthy ingredients (which was great for when I ate half the dish and didn't feel sick after haha). I love feeling great after I eat my meals, so leaving out the (vegan) butter, large amount of oil, and processed vegan cheese was a no-brainer for me.
It's so simple to make - roast the squash and then add it to a blender with some almond milk, nutritional yeast and a couple other spices. Pour the sauce over cooked macaroni noodles, top with breadcrumbs and bake! I posted the recipe here earlier this month.
HANDS DOWN my favourite thing that I currently own, is my Matt & Nat backpack. I'd been looking for a new bag that could fit my laptop in, so I could stop killing my back walking to work each day with my old one shoulder bag. I cannot BELIEVE the difference that a backpack makes - I know, I know, our parents have been telling us this for years... but now there are cute ones!!
You can learn more about Matt & Nat here, but the coles-notes version is that they're a company in Montreal that only sell ethically made vegan leather products.