If you asked me to name my favorite food, well, I'd say "ramen noodles." But if you asked for my second favorite food, it'd have to be something vegan cheezy. Whether that's dairy-free mac & cheese, noochy sauce, Daiya, or some crazy raw cheeze spread, it doesn't matter. If it's uncheesy, I love it. I actually prefer the taste of most vegan cheeses over dairy cheeses. No joke. Swear to god.
So naturally, Joanne Stepaniak's The Uncheese Cookbook is my bible. And just like with some folks and their Christian bibles, I don't pull the Uncheese book off the shelf nearly often enough. When I do, I always regret neglecting it for so long. All of Jo's natural, whole foods-based homemade cheeses are delicious.
For breakfast this week, I've been eating this Walnut Cheeze on whole grain bagels:
In the book, the recipe is called Pecan Cheeze. But hell has apparently frozen over because I've managed to finally use ALL the bags and bags of pecans I'd been hoarding in my freezer. But I had some walnuts lurking in the pantry, so I subbed those instead. They're blended with firm tofu, miso, and celery for a creamy, wholesome, protein-packed spread. It's tasty on bagels, but I'm having a hard time not eating it all with a spoon.
What uncheeses do you like best? Do you have a favorite brand of vegan cheese or a recipe suggestion for homemade cheese?