I. Love. Cheese.
It’s the hardest part about being vegan. I don’t really miss butter. I don’t miss milk. Sometimes I miss some half and half in my coffee, but that’s rare.
What I do miss is cheese in all its cheesy goodness.
It’s important to let go of your expectations of cheese when trying to be vegan. There are some really good vegan cheeses out there that taste like cheese, but if you expect it to act like cheese and behave like cheese, you’re probably going to be disappointed, so don’t go expecting to make a really good cheesy pizza (though if you figure it out, let me know).
With these vegan cheese recipes a lot of dishes are back on the menu.
But before I get into the recipes, here is a pantry list for you of commonly used ingredients you should have on hand:
- Nutritional yeast (also good for making vegan chicken broth)
- Miso paste
- Tofu (silken tofu is called for in many recipes)
- Coconut oil
- Tapioca flour
- Sunflower seeds
And now for the recipes:
Do you have a great vegan cheese recipe to add to this list (she asks doubtfully)? Drop it in the comments.
See if I care.