Hi, I’m Ty the Pie Guy. I’m a fifth generation baker, a self-proclaimed crazy eights champion. And I’m here to teach you how to cook a
delicious and nutritious meal at home. I got a message today from my good friend Keegan Moonpie on the oven phone. (ding) Hey, Ty the Pie Guy. My parents just gave me the biggest shock of my life. Keegan. Some super news! We’re becoming vegans! Vegans don’t eat any meat, cheese, or anything else made from or by an animal. Who are you talking to sweetie? Oh, just Ty the Pie Guy. I was gonna ask — Hi, Ty! I’m Breegan, and I’m a vegan. Did you know that I brew my own komucha? And I’m Teegan, also a vegan. Mr. Pie Guy — I can tell you’re eating way too much dairy. Show us your tongue and we can tell you everything that’s wrong with you. (ding) I know they mean well, but they never really asked me if I wanted to be vegan. And honestly — I just want to eat normal food and not feel bad about it. If you could teach me how to make a delicious vegan meal that doesn’t taste or look weird… Then… being Vegan won’t be so bad after
all. I felt like I had to help. So I thought about it. And thought about it. And thought about it. Until finally… it came to me! (ding) All right! Are you ready to do some cooking – Shhhhh. (spiritual music) Now move your arms out to warrior two. Namaste. Namaste. Namaste. Namaste. Now let’s get cooking! So I thought since you’re missing some good old fashioned comfort food – We’d the comfiest food of all. Mac n’ Cheese. Cool! Here’s what you’ll need: 3/4 of a cup of raw cashews to make it super creamy. I chose cashew milk. This is what makes it cheesy. To make it orange. I like penne. To start, have a grown-up help boil some water. And while that’s boiling we can make some – “Cheese sauce.” In a large blender or food processor – Blend together the cashews, non-dairy milk – Garlic, nutritional yeast – Dijon mustard, cinnamon, and lemon juice. We’ll add in the secret ingredient: roasted butternut squash. Ready? (blades whirring) All right, turn it off! What? TURN IT OFF! WHAT? Then once the water’s bowling: add in the pasta. Do you know how you can tell if the pasta is ready? No. How? You throw it at the wall. And if it sticks? It’s ready. (splat) (glass shatters) (cat screeches) Oh, no… Once the pasta is cooked and strained Add the “cheese sauce” to a sauce pan. And warm at a low heat. Then — add in the pasta. Careful. And stir. And add some bread crumbs on top. And there you have it! Some home-made VEGAN mac n’ cheese. Wow! This is really good. It’s warm! And creamy! Just like mac n’ cheese! And it’s kinda sweet from the squash. I can’t believe it doesn’t have any cheese in it. Yeah. You know, I wonder where this whole vegan thing even came from. Actually, Ty! Vegan diets can be traced as far back as Ancient India and Greece! But it wasn’t until 1847 in England – When a Vegetarian group called the – – made a plea for Vegetarianism as a means to prevent animal cruelty. One of the society members – Annoyed that people were still drinking cow’s milk – – started his own competing society in 1944. And coined the word: But why would anyone want to give up
meat and cheese? Well, actually, Ty. There are some very nutritional benefits of having a vegan lifestyle. Not to mention, the social benefits of not
relying on animals for food Oh. Yeah, I guess that’s pretty cool. Yeah. I guess I shouldn’t be so hard on my parents. They’re doing something pretty great. Well, I better get back to my dangers of dairy drum circle. And we better get this vegan mac n’ cheese over to your parents before it gets cold. Ommmmmmmmmmmm. Keegan! Where have you been? You missed the aura shaving. I was actually making us some dinner. Try some vegan mac n’ cheese. Vegan mac n’ cheese? Mm. Oh my gosh, that is amazing. We are so proud that you have kept an open mind and are really giving it a chance. And next time we make a big family decision like this – We promise to talk to you first. Well, there you have it. Another great meal thanks to Ty the Pie Guy. Remember, you can’t pick your family, but you can pick your dinner. Just be sure to speak up. Until next time – Bon appétit and stuff. Um… this is actually a family hug. Yeah, we were kind of trying to have a moment here.