This recipe comes from an old schoolmate of mine Mat Brown. I met Mat when I was in England for my third year of university as an exchange student. There was a rulebook of all the things that would get me expelled from the program and Mat and I made sure we checked off each and every item. Mat is even more of a computer geek than me and has a cool site called Beautiful Computers dot CO dot U K, go check it out and buy stuff!
Anyway Mat is not vegan, yet, but he is a hell of a chef and thought this Dukka recipe, which is vegan, would go nicely with my Whole Wheat Bread.
I grew up in my mom’s deli store called The Cheese Shop of Vail. So I have had an intimate experience with cheese since I can remember. Going vegan meant that I would have to give that up, or so I thought. Over the years I have had some really great vegan cheese, usually at a vegan restaurant. Then I got the cheese issue from VegNews and things took a nice turn, I am now making a variety of cheeses that are relatively healthy and delicious.
This recipe is really easy and I recommend it before you try making any other vegan cheeses. In relation to regular cow milk cream cheese the flavor is pretty much the same. You will get 60 more calories per serving with the Cashew Cheese. There are 2 grams more fat but its mostly the uber healthy monounsaturated fat which you need more of anyway. There is no cholesterol in the Cashew Cheese, the sodium is almost a third lower, and you get 6 grams of protein as opposed to the cow milk version which only has 2! So now you can tell people where you be getting your protein from!
Who doesn’t love pizza? Its food laid bare for all the senses to experience: sight, smell, taste, touch. However if you have a gluten intolerance it can be a painful experience to eat a regular wheat flour pizza. Kate and I dont have an allergies that we know of to Gluten but wanted to give a Gluten Free pizza a try. Plus I had recently made some Vegan Bufala Mozzarella and this was a perfect excuse to eat some up!
Got up this morning and wanted to have something more than my regular green smoothie. We had a block of organic firm tofu and some potatoes from the tucson vegan farm so it was Tofu and Veggie Scramble time!