i've said this before, i'm not one of those vegans will screw up their faces and state they've never liked meat, dairy, or eggs. i loved all three very much. BUT, after learning about how animals sacrifice themselves for the sakes of our bellies, i have made a decision to refrain from consuming any animal products. one of the foods i miss most is cheesecake. for chanukkah, i scored the ultimate uncheese cookbook by jo stepniak. i zoomed in on the gazebo cheesecake recipe and tried it.
with tofu and cashews as the heart of the cheez, it makes for a very decadent dessert. i'm not gonna lie to those of you that are hardcore cheeseheads either, it ain't cheesecake. cheese is a very difficult thing to replicate in the vegan world. most of it sucks--but i assure you, this recipe DOESN'T. i topped it with a chocolate sauce i made with melted chocolate chips-(the kroger valu brand are vegan) and rice milk. the recipe states that it fits in one pre-made pie crust, but it that's bullshit...you'll need two or you'll need to make one big assed cheesecake in a spring form pan, which might take longer to cook. i know this is silly, but i have a fear of using those things. one day i'll address all my food fears head-on: using yeast, spring form pans, rolling my own sushi, and using agar flakes. hey--i used agar in that recipe, so i guess i've taken care of that one.
i'm testing for vegan crunk's southern cookbook. this picture is of the cinnamon pecan waffles. they were VERY tasty, but i cannot disclose the recipe because it is classified information. call me crazy, but i don't wanna get my ass kicked by a southern belle because i'm a bettin' she could do a number on me, even in her hoop skirt. with a name like jewbacca, i'm sure you think i'm super-tuff but i assure you that i'm a giant wuss.