Friday, August 16, 2013

what i am eating - vegan cheese sauce

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what i am eating



My love of Mexican food shouldn't be a big surprise to anyone that has been reading here for a while.  But, what might surprise some of you is the lack of cheese that I eat my Mexican food with.  I gave up on cheese back in January of this year, and have felt so much better because of that.  However, I love my nacho chips, and not being able to make a big plate of cheesy nachos was a little much for me to handle.

This past winter I stumbled upon a vegan cheese sauce in a vegan cook book.  It is pretty easy to make, and honestly very addictive.  Not sure how healthy or not healthy it is, but I figure it can't be that bad and it means I can have more chips :-)

1 small jar roasted red peppers
1 large onion
1-2 garlic cloves
1/2-3/4 cup nutritional yeast flakes
coconut oil

Chop up the roasted red peppers, onion and garlic, season with a little salt and pepper and saute in a little bit of coconut oil until soft.  Transfer all to a food processor or high powered blender.  Add nutritional yeast and pulse until it is creamy.  It is delicious warm or cold, and I like to mix mine with hot salsa - delicious alternative!

If it is too thick to blend in your blender (it is in mine), add a bit of water, or vegetable stock, to help thin it out.

Now for my favorites from last week:





What are you all eating this week?  Please link up below!


8 comments:

  1. Your vegan cheese sauce sounds pretty healthy (and delicious) to me.

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  2. I Have to make this sauce for Riley! Thank you for sharing!

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  3. Heather, the vegan cheese sauce sounds like a great idea! Love that it has coconut oil in it. Thanks for the great recipe, and for the party! Happy Friday! :)

    Love, Joy
    Yesterfood

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  4. Thank you for hosting such a great link party!

    Raven J. True Blue Baking

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  5. Hi Heather thank you for hosting! I'm going to try your vegan sauce....my sister just became a vegetarian. Also, have you tried the vegan cheese "daiya" it's really good!! I tried the pepper jack flavor on a grilled cheese. My sister really enjoyed it.

    Blessings,

    Liz

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  6. Ooooh, your cheese sauce sounds delicious! I try to stay away from dairy although I have been cheating lately. I do miss nacho cheese so I'll have to try out your recipe. A while back I did try out a product called "Nacheez" which is a vegan nacho cheese and it was utterly delicious!

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  7. I'm going to have to give this a try. It "tastes" good in my head :) I'm pinning this to my You've Inspired Me! pinterest board. Thanks for linking up to the Get Inspired Weekend Hop.

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