Thursday, September 3, 2009

sailing the seas of cheez

"sailing the seas of cheese" is one of my favorite albums by primus. les claypool is one cool dude. since going vegan, i've learned that i actually fare quite well without the stuff. even during the beginning stages of this pregnancy when i confessed to y'all that i struggled and have exercised a flexetarian muscle or two, the dairy-go-round backfired miserably. i have become lactose intolerant, quite literally. thank g-d for that blessing!

and i haven't really found a vegan cheez i've liked. the commercial stuff is way too expensive. last channukkah, mr. jewy got me the ultimate uncheese cookbook by jo stepaniak. i've tried 4 or 5 of the recipes and there's one that i really have come to love: the tangy hot or cold chedda sauce on page 69. to make it more awesome i added 1T of samba oelek and a handful of spanish olives in the blender with the recipe. yowza, that's a spicy cheez sauce!
i put it to good use on these here nachos
close-up! say cheeze!

10 comments:

The Voracious Vegan said...

Sailing the seas of cheez! I love it!

I make my vegan cheese with nooch, check out my recipes:

http://thevoraciousvegan.blogspot.com/2008/05/cinco-de-mayo-triple-decker-quesadillas.html

http://thevoraciousvegan.blogspot.com/2009/03/vegan-grilled-cheese-sandwich.html

If you try them, let me know what you think!

Eddie G said...

I'm a vegan cheese addict!

miss v said...

i have that book, but haven't tried that recipe yet. thanks for the tips to spice it up, you hot-ass vegan!

Sal said...

i have the book but have never cooked anything from it! bad vegan!! must get on that cuz that food looks good!!

pixiepine said...

I like that recipe too! Homemade vegan cheese has made me happier than storebought. I do kind of like the Follow Your Heart stuff, but it's still totally weird and un-food-like.

Bianca said...

Yum! I haven't tried that recipe, but now I will. I love everything I've made from that book. I'm a sucker for fake cheeze in all its forms — sounds crazy, but I actually think the fake stuff (both homemade and storebought) tastes better than dairy cheese.

Interestingly, I've also found that when I write the word "cheese" in reference to dairy cheese, I always type "cheeze" at first. And then I have to go back and fix it. That happened when I wrote "cheese" in the first paragraph....

This has turned into a long comment. I'm sorry, but for some reason, I'm still typing.

Tami (Vegan Appetite) said...

I have that book and I think I only made one thing out of it. I'm going to have to give this a try. Thanks for the nudge!

Chelsea said...

I'll take a plate of those nachos, too! No matter that I just had nachos for dinner last night :) And yeah, gotta love Primus!

jrsimon56 said...

Woah! That looks really good. I'm not a fan of the faux, but might have to try it out.

Monique a.k.a. Mo said...

Seriously...that cheez looks dangerous! I gotta try this.