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VEGAN CHEESE: HOMEMADE

Homemade Vegan Cheese...so expensive at Health Food Store and not available in so many areas and grocery's. Take time out and make plenty. Good Gift too.
 
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Make your own homemade vegan cheese using cashews, nutritional yeast, and agar powder. It's much easier than it looks!
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Recipe type: Snack, Appetizer
Ingredients (I've always read the labels on product to get an idea for ingredient's or substitutions.)
  • ½ cup + 2 tablespoons raw cashews (or, another nut?)
  • ¼ cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1+3/4 cups plain unsweetened soy milk or half rice milk?
  • ½ cup agar flakes (or 8 teaspoons agar powder)
  • ¼ cup canola oil (sub. this oil...I don't care for canola)
  • 2 tbsp yellow or white miso
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 3 teaspoons white truffle oil (optional) (Sub.)
  • Chopped chives (optional)
Instructions
  1. Lightly oil 3-4 small ramekins.
  2. Using the pulse button, finely grind the cashews in a food processor (do not allow the cashews to turn into a paste). Add the nutritional yeast, onion powder, salt and garlic powder. Pulse 3 more times to blend in the spices.
  3. Combine the soy milk, agar, and oil in a heavy medium saucepan. Bring to a simmer over high heat. Decrease the heat to medium-low. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until the agar is dissolved. With the food processor running, gradually pour the milk mixture through the feed tube and into the cashew mixture. Blend for 2 minutes, or until the mixture is very smooth and creamy. Blend in the miso, lemon juice, and truffle oil and chopped chives (if using). Note: if your food processor isn't very big, simply pour the cashew mixture into the saucepan and stir it vigorously for a minute or so, and then add the remaining ingredients.
  4. For grated or sliced cheese: Transfer the cheese to a container; cover and refrigerate until it is very firm, about 4 hours. Once it is firm, use a knife to gently remove the cheese from the ramekin. Grate or slice the cheese as desired.
  5. For melted cheese: Use the cheese immediately as melted cheese. To make the cheese in advance, cover and refrigerate it. When ready to use, melt it in a saucepan over medium heat until it is smooth and creamy, stirring frequently and adding more soy milk to the melted cheese to thin, if necessary.
  6. The cheese will keep for 4 days, covered and refrigerated.
Notes
Adapted from Vegan Family Meals, Real Food For Everyone 
By Ann Gentry
 Andrews McMeel Publishing 
Copyright 2011.

QUICK COLLEGE STUDENTS DONUTS


Easy for the amount of amazing that they taste; melt in your mouth.  So amazing and buttery and oh so sweet, sweet, heavenly goodness. College students, church groups, and teens love to make these who don't have a lot of kitchen equipment, money, time, and room.

How to make:
You need canned biscuits (BUT, not the flakey layer kind).
Melted butter in a shallow bowl (abt. 4 tbls per 8 biscuits) 
Sugar & Cinnamon in a shallow bowl. (or, Add apple pie spices if you have any)
Mixed together in your favorite proportions...in a nice medium brown mixture.

Veggie oil to fill your pan up to about 1/2in or so. 
Heat up oil for a few minutes on medium heat.
While it is heating up, cut holes in the donuts with a cookie cutter or some other circular object

When one side is golden brown, flip with tongs.  When that side is golden remove from oil and place on a paper towel lined pan or plate.
When the donuts have cooled enough to handle...using your fingers dip one side in the melted butter, let the excess drip off, dip in cinnamon and sugar mixture.  Get it nice and coated.  Flip over and repeat for the other side.  



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