Cheese Sauce (But Hold the Cheese)

Ever feel like something is too good to be true?

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See the wrap? Beautiful, isn’t it? Vibrantly colored. Lots of texture.

Now take note of the yellow stuff drizzled on top. That’s the “too good to be true” part.

See how cheesy looking it is?

See how it hugs the avocado?

See how it drapes over the kale?

See how it looks in poured into a bowl?

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Not going to lie. Kinda makes my heart sing. And my mouth water.

Cheese that’s not cheese. Who woulda thunk?

I am always on the lookout for interesting recipes, and this one caught my eye some time ago. I looked at it and studied the ingredients. “No way.”

And then time would pass and I’d stumble upon it again. “Not possible.”

Finally I gave in. I couldn’t fight it any longer. I had to give it a try.

It did not disappoint. Quite frankly, I couldn’t stop talking about it (my lucky husband).

Now here’s the thing; it tastes absolutely delicious. So delicious that I may have even eaten some straight from the spoon. (Frighteningly similar to my hummus issue.) Now keep in mind, I have not eaten cheese in over four years, and my taste buds are accustomed to real, nutrient dense food, however…

it passed the husband test and he’s only been cheese free (coincidence only) since Saturday. (Actually, what he said was, “It tastes really good. But it doesn’t taste like cheese.”)

Then I conned a coworker into trying some. (It certainly could not make the cafeteria fries he was eating taste any worse.) He was pleasantly surprised.

So vegans and normal people like it.

But why eat cheese that’s not cheese?

Well…

  • it’s made with veggies
  • it’s cholesterol free
  • it’s lactose free
  • it’s made with veggies
  • the cows will thank you (or goats…whatever)
  • you will leave a much smaller environmental footprint
  • and it’s full of veggies

 

Watch here for video so you can see how super simple this is!

Cheese Sauce

(recipe from simpleveganblog.com)

2 c. potatoes (peeled and cut into chunks)

1 c. carrots (cut into chunks)

1/3 c. extra virgin olive oil

1/2 c. water

1 t. salt

1/2 c. nutritional yeast

1/2 t. garlic powder

1/2 t. onion powder

Boil the potatoes and carrots until tender (20 minutes or so). Drain. Place in blender. Add all other ingredients. Blend until smooth, scraping down sides as needed. Place in a sealed container and store in refrigerator. Put on EVERYTHING. (Well, maybe not chocolate, but put on pretty much everything else.)

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