Decadent Dairy-Free Cheese Spread
Decadent Dairy-Free Cheese Spread

Decadent Dairy-Free Cheese Spread

Decadent Dairy-Free Cheese Spread

A wonderfully decadent cheese spread for special occasions
Prep Time 3 minutes
Blending Time 7 minutes
Course Appetizer, Cheese, Side Dish, Snack

Equipment

  • 1 High Powered Blender

Ingredients
  

  • 3/4 cup cashews, soaked for 1-8 hours
  • 1/4 ripe avocado
  • 2 Tbsp sherry cooking wine
  • 2 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 Tbsp ACV (apple cider vinegar)
  • 3 Tbsp water
  • 2 Tbsp Nooch (nutritional yeast)
  • 1/2 tsp miso paste
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp dry mustard
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp tumeric

Instructions
 

  • Blend first 6 ingredients well, scraping down the sides many times as needed, being patient to get the nut mixture creamy 🙂
  • Add remaining seasonings and blend well again
  • Serve immediately, refrigerate for up to 2 weeks or freeze and thaw before use
Keyword appetizer, cheese, wfpb, wfpbno

Easy Ricotta 'Cheese'

Jill Keb with Plant Life Journey Retreats
There are endless uses for this quick cheese! Spread on baguettes, stir into curries or chilis, sweeten and serve with fruit, etc...
Prep Time 5 minutes
Soaking Time 1 day
Total Time 1 day 5 minutes
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 8

Equipment

  • 1 High speed Blender or food processor

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups cashews, soaked in water overnight or for 8 hours
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp ume plum vinegar optional
  • 1/2 cup water

Instructions
 

  • Drain cashews. Blend and pulse remaining ingredients only until the mixture looks like a thick oatmeal (will thicken further in fridge)
  • Serve as desired or store in a covered container and enjoy within 2 weeks

Notes

Keyword cheese, dairy-free, vegan
Vegan Gouda

Vegan Gouda

Vegan Gouda - 2

Vegan Gouda

Although this recipe has a lot of ingredients, the hardest part is making sure you have them all on hand and then just taking the time to measure as well as getting over your potential "fear" of using agar as this isn't an ingredient my mom ever used. It's otherwise a pretty easy recipe with some nice variations you could get creative with, such as adding some vegan cream cheese with sliced olives for example as seen in the photo. Lower your expectations on the mouthfeel as there is no fat in this recipe... yet, it has a lot of flavor and you can feel good about snarfing it all up on rice cakes or crackers, etc.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people

Ingredients
  

  • 5 Tbsp agar-age flakes OR 1 1/2 Tbsp agar powder
  • 1/2 cup carrots, chopped
  • 1/2 cup cashews
  • 1/4 cup nooch aka. nutritional yeast
  • 3 Tbsp tahini
  • 3 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp dry mustard
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/8 tsp liquid smoke
  • 1 3/4 cup water

Instructions
 

  • Lightly oil a 3 cup bowl or mold with a rounded bottom and set aside
  • Combine water & carrots in a saucepan & bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and cook until very tender @ 10-15 minutes
  • Remove lid and stir in agar flakes. Bring to boil again. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring often until agar is dissolved @ 5-10 more minutes
  • Move to a food processor or blender and add the remaining ingredients
  • Process a few minutes until completely smooth, scraping down sides as necessary
  • Pour into oiled bowl and smooth the top (or at this point add sliced olives, nuts, etc.
  • Cool, uncovered, in the refrigerator. After completely chilled, it will be ready to unmold and serve. Slice into wedges & enjoy. Freezes well
Keyword cheese, dairy-free
Cauliflower Cheesy Sauce

Cauliflower Cheesy Sauce - 2

Cauliflower Cheesy Sauce

Cauliflower Cheesy Sauce

Cauliflower Cheesy Sauce

Forks Over Knives
I love the many, many, many ways to make a cheesy sauce! Using cooked cauliflower can lend a buttery result in my opinion. Comfort food can be ooooh so Healthy AND Comforting! What do you think?
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people

Equipment

  • Blender

Ingredients
  

  • 1 head cauliflower, trimmed and chopped
  • 1 cup potato, peeled & chopped @ 1 large potato, any variety
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened plant milk of choice
  • 1/4 cup nooch aka. nutritional yeast
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed open
  • 2 tsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp miso paste
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp tumeric

Instructions
 

  • In a large saucepan cover the cauliflower & potato with water. Cook until well done @ 25 minutes
  • Drain, but SAVE the cooking liquid
  • Blend the cooked veggies with the remaining ingredients adding small amounts of cooking liquid as needed to reach desired consistency
  • Add salt & pepper to taste. Sauce will thicken as it cools

Video

Keyword cauliflower, cheese, nooch, vegan
Vegan Cottage Cheese

Vegan Cottage Cheese

Vegan Cottage Cheese

Vegan Cottage Cheese

This is a nice replacement from what I ate in my teens. I love to eat this with pickled beets and green onions!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Course Breakfast, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 2 people

Ingredients
  

  • 1 14 oz. silken tofu
  • 1 16 oz. extra firm produce -style tofu, drained and crumbled
  • 1 Tbsp nutritional yeast aka. Nooch
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar aka. ACV
  • 3/4 tsp salt

Instructions
 

  • Blend the silken tofu in a blender, along with the nooch, lemon juice and ACV. Pour into a medium container. Add crumbled tofu. Stir well and season to taste.
Keyword cheese, dairy-free, vegan