Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Cashew Cheese

This was my first attempt. Mine turned out a little thin. I need to work on it some more, but it's great for mac n chz.

2 c water (or less)
2/3 c nuts or seeds
1 t salt
1 t onion powder
1/2 t garlic
2 T brewer's yeast
1 juiced lemon
jar pimentos
2-3 T thickener
optional paprika

Raw Ketchup

This tastes best after sitting a few hours in the fridge. It's different for sure, but as a condiment still good.

Presoak 1c of sun dried tomatoes in 3c distilled water for 15-20 minutes. Drain water.

Puree with:
2 T raw apple cider vinegar
1/2 c. dates
1 pear
1 vine ripened tomato
1/2 c to 1 c distilled water
1 t salt

Keeps up to 3 days refrigerated

Vegan "Meat"loaf

There are tons of variations on these vegan "meatloaf" recipes. I came across this recipe and tried it last night. It was so good! A little spongy I guess, not sure if that's because I pureed all the ingredients first or didn't cook it long enough, but still very good. Tastes best served hot with ketchup.

Recipe compliments of Tofu Mom

  • 1 onion, finely diced (or in food processor)
  • 2 T. olive oil, plus additional to oil pan
  • 2 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 cups fresh breadcrumbs or cracker crumbs (whiz in food processor) OR 2 1/2 cups corn flakes
  • (optional, but good!) 3/4 cup finely chopped/ground pecans, sunflower seeds, walnuts or cashews
  • 1 cup oatmeal (uncooked)
  • (optional, but good!) 1 cup grated carrot (or beets or celery or potato or more onion or whatever)
  • 1/4 cup freshly chopped parsley
  • 1 tsp dried sage (or more fresh)
  • 1/2 tsp rosemary (crushed - more if fresh)
  • 2 cups fresh mushrooms, whizzed until chunky in food processor (2 cups after processing)
  • 3 T. nutritional yeast flakes
  • 1 Tbsp soy or tamari sauce
  • 1/4 t. freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup soy/rice/almond milk
  • 3 tbsp flax seeds (OR chick pea flour OR ENER-G Egg replacer)
  • 1 cup silken (or any kind) tofu
I mixed everything in a food processor. Lots of ingredients but still super simple to throw together.

For the raw ketchup recipe click here.