Remember when veggies were relegated to the side of the plate? Now they’re exalted, becoming the stars of the culinary show, especially in the eyes of chefs. Whether it’s cauliflower “steaks,” mashed veggies beyond potatoes, or spiralized veggie noodles, plants are replacing meat on the plate and becoming signature entrees in their own right.
The movement to “eat your veggies” goes way beyond the produce aisles. Plants are popping up in unexpected places — from vegan nut-based cheeses and yogurts to popsicles. Plants have found their way into body care products, vitamins and skincare, too, with superfoods such as broccoli, kale and acai as key ingredients in vitamin supplements, and quinoa protein being used in hair care products.
Making cashew mozzarella is crazy simple! Making cheese from cashews, who knew?! I thought making nut butter for the first time was exhilarating; that’s old news. This mozzerala fantastic on pizza, can’t wait to try it in lasagna.
I obtained this recipe off the internet a while ago. Unfortunately, I don’t recall the source. Thank you, to whomever was generous enough to share this recipe.
¼ cup raw cashews, soaked for 1 hour 1 cup hot water 2 T plus 1 t organic tapioca starch 1 organic garlic clove, minced ¾ t sea salt 1 t organic lemon juice
Blend all ingredients together in a food processor until smooth.
Place mixture into a small saucepan and cook over medium heat. Keep stirring the mixture as it cooks. Cook until the cheese becomes really thick, and stretches.
“Ew! how do you eat that, vegan cheese weirds me out”
some things in vegan cheese - diff mixes and combos of oils, flours/starches, pea or soy protein, natural flavors, sometimes tofu, or nut based.
some things in cows cheese - curdled cows breast milk?? growth hormones, artery clogging saturated fats and cholesterol, rennet (enzymes from the stomach lining of a dead calf/other animals) bacteria, casein (acts like an opiate and makes dairy addictive, also linked to cancer), pus. breast milk from another species??
Yes most vegan cheeses (like dairy cheese) are processed. I’m not saying go buy some, yes some are gross but like there’s dairy cheeses that taste like straight crusty socks? The dairy industry is cruel and full of death and abuse,
Don’t knock vegan cheese when you’re an adult human drinking breast milk and putting hormone filled cheese from an abused cow on ur sandwich.
Experiment with different brands if you want, or not? The point is you don’t need any kind of cheese. Avocado, man.
Recipe of the Day: Giada’s Panettone Bread Pudding with Amaretto Sauce Classic bread pudding may be a Southern favorite, but Giada uses rich Italian panettone studded with fruit and nuts as the base for hers. Soaked in a creamy custard, baked and then drizzled with buttery amaretto sauce, it’s a day-after dessert that’s ideal for company.
someday somebody is going to have to write a paper about US politics in the 2010s, and they’re going to have to mention Deez Nuts. Even better, if it’s far enough in the future, they’re going to have to briefly explain the origin of the name “Deez Nuts” as based on crude slang