Wednesday, March 29, 2017

So Much Vegan Cheesiness

Here is my delicious cashew cheese after it set up overnight! It's soft and creamy, and herb-y and garlic-y! It's very similar texture wise to Treeline cheese which was what I was going for. Like the almond feta I made last week, this is super easy to make. I'm really proud of myself, this is the first vegan cheese I've made without following a recipe.
I've been enjoying it spread on these thin rice cakes. They were on sale and are cheaper than gluten free crackers, and since they're square shape, it reminds me of bread. Side note, I find it frustrating that not only are gluten free crackers much more expensive than regular crackers, they're also very small. Not the best shape for dipping. Okay, gluten free rant over. As I mentioned yesterday, I actually wrote down the recipe for this cheese!

                                                                Herb-y Garlic-y Cashew Cheese
  • 1 Cup cashews soaked overnight
  • 1 Tsp. salt
  • 1 Clove garlic
  • 1 Tsp. Italian Seasoning
  • 1/2 Tsp. dried dill
  • 2 T. chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 Tsp. Pepper
  • 1/4 Tsp. crushed red pepper
  • 1 1/2 Tsp. Miso paste
  • 2 T. Nutritional Yeast
  • Juice of 1 small lemon, or 1/2 large lemon
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup water (I used 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon)
Drain the cashews, and add everything to a food processor or powerful blender and blend until thick and smooth. You might need a little more or less water depending on your appliance. You definitely don't want it to be a sauce though. After blending, put the cheese in a double layer of cheesecloth and tie it up tightly. Place it over a bowl in your fridge for twenty four hours.
After twenty four hours, unwrap and enjoy!!
I also made this AMAZING cheese sauce that is made from rolled oats, roasted red pepper, nooch and cornstarch. I used tapioca starch but whatever. It is so freaking easy to make, and it tastes AMAZING!
I made some fries seasoned with chili lime seasoning, and dipped them into this sauce and a little green dragon sauce and seriously felt like a cheese-y queen. It has a perfect queso texture and could easily be made into a nacho cheese sauce. Here is the recipe. I've been binge watching her videos lately. She has an infectious personality, and makes some simple and delicious looking recipes! I want to be part of her family! This might become my go to cheese sauce, because it's even easier than the potato carrot sauce. You can make this in under ten minutes!
Kanye's belly strikes again! She was just lounging around yesterday, letting it all hang out and I love her for it!
And here's Afro, just sleeping in her paper fort with her little mouse friend. She looks so sweet and innocent it's hard to believe that Brutus had just made an appearance!



  1. Ahhh that belly! So adorable!

    You are a vegan cheese making machine! It all looks so delicious, and I'm sure it was an amazing feeling to come up with something amazing on your own. It's always a great feeling when a recipe test comes out really well :)

    1. It really is the best feeling of accomplishment. I've been really enjoying making nut cheese, it's so easy and much cheaper than store bought!

  2. Please...NEVER STOP...being CHEESY! LOL...sorry my twisted sense of humor! Totally LOVE seeing the different Vegan Cheese Recipes!!! YUM!!!!

    1. I will be cheesy till the day I die!I'm really into making vegan cheese lately!

  3. Yum! That cashew cheese sounds amazing! And it looks especially delicious served with fries!!

    1. It turned out so well! And the cheese sauce made with rolled oats is so freaking amazing!

  4. Glad you're having lots of success with your vegan cheeses and sauces! Kanye looks so relaxed; what a cute belly! :)

    1. It's been really fun experimenting with different cheeses and sauces, and definitely a lot cheaper than store bought!
      Isn't Kanye a hoot? I could barely take the picture I was laughing so hard!

  5. Hurrah! Cheese success! I am so pleased, it looks very yummy.

    1. It's so good! Like I can't believe I actually made it!