Friday, January 27, 2012

'Cheeze' Sauce

If you ask most vegans what they miss the most about their meat eating days, most would say it is cheese. I cannot say that I fall into that category. Did I use it? Yes. Did I go out of my way to use it in recipes? No. But I still love my broccoli, or cauliflower smothered in a cheese-style sauce. Well fasten your seat belts, cuz it's about to get real.

I have found a cheese-style sauce that would make Velveeta lovers curling their toes in sheer delight. So let's get down to this recipe...shall we?

1/2 cup nutritional yeast
1/2 cup flour
1 t garlic powder
1-2 t salt (start with one, taste, and add more if needed)
2 cups water
1/4 cup vegan margarine
Combine all dry ingredients into a saucepan and mix thoroughly. Add water and whisk on medium /high heat until thickens and starts to bubble. Remove from heat and add margarine. Stir until completely combined. Serve over steamed/boiled vegetables.

This is so delicious, that I can eat this all be itself. And these ease of this dish is what is the scary part. So go make this and let me know how it goes. And remember,!

Spicy Carrot Soup

Straight out of the bull pen...don't think hot. this is such an unusual recipe that I had to share it with you guys. This is not what I would call a comfort-style soup. But it is something I would make to show folks how versatile we vegans can be. Now, on to the recipe.

4-6 carrots, scrubbed and chopped (peeling not necessary)
1 walnut size piece of ginger, peeled and chopped
3 stalks of celery, chopped coarsely
1 large onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, chopped coarsely
1/2 cup almond butter (but can substitute any nut butter of your choice)
1/4 cup nutritional yeast
1 t curry
1/2 cup orange juice
1 t salt
Take first 5 ingredients and boil until tender.  Put all cooked vegetables in the food processor with some of the water and puree until smooth. Keeping the excess water on the side in case you need to thin out your soup. When desired consistency has been reached, return to pot and add remaining ingredients. This soup is suppose to be a thicker style soup.!