I love cheese so my journey to eating vegan has not been easy. When I discovered nutritional yeast I was thrilled. It tastes like cheese and can be added to many recipes. Easy Vegan Cheese dip uses nutritional yeast mixed with spices, potatoes and carrots to make a soft cheese dip.
Traditional cheese dip contains colouring a preservatives. The colouring in easy vegan cheese dip comes from the turmeric. Turmeric is a healthy spice from India that contains cur cumin. Cur cumin has been shown to be an anti-inflammatory which contains antioxidants. It’s natural and good for you. There are no preservatives added to this cheese dip.
The recipe produces a looser dip but if you like a thicker dip heat the mixture on the stove for a few minutes until the mixture begins to thicken. The cornstarch in the mix will do this. You can also remove a little of the almond milk to make it thicker without sacrificing taste. Don’t remove too much though or you won’t be able to blend the ingredients smooth.
Easy vegan cheese dip is great with snacks or with appetizers. Serve with corn chips for a easy movie night snack. Pour over fluffy baked potatoes to liven up supper. You can also make vegan tacos and pour the sauce over top in the place of crumbled dairy cheese. Any way you use the dip you’re sure to love it.
I love fresh, crunchy salad but I have to admit that if a salad takes too long to prepare it isn’t a week night staple for me. That’s why I like kitchen sink salad. Kitchen sink salad is easy to make and easy to adjust to the season. Just use any vegetables you have hanging around in your refrigerator. Add four cups of salad greens to three cups of mixed chopped vegetables. You can also cook up some sweet potatoes to add to the mixture. Yum!
The mustard lemon dressing is olive oil based. It’s made with the goodness of Canadian maple syrup, mustard, garlic and lemon juice. I prefer a tart dressing so this recipe is not too sweet. So if you like your salad sweet add a little more maple syrup.
Store leftover dressing in the refrigerator and use it as a marinade for Tempe or Tofu. Sop up the marinade with Homestyle Bread. Delicious!
Vegetable stock is super easy to make and can be used in many recipes. The recipe is great to use up vegetables before they go bad or for when you want that extra special stock for your favourite recipe.
This is a quick and easy way to make pizza when you don’t have time to make pizza dough. Baking biscuit pizza uses biscuit dough topped with your favourite ingredients. Try experimenting with unusual ingredients for a unique flavour all your own.
I don’t often eat cereal for breakfast but when I do I tend to eat granola. This granola recipe includes coconut oil, honey and dried apricots. For a surprise cocoa nibs are added for a chocolatey kick. Enjoy morning granola for breakfast or on top of your favourite crumble.
I remember as a child we always coloured Easter eggs by using onion skins. The variation in colour and imperfections in the tone were always more fun than the colour that commercial dyes create. I’ve found as an adult that you can colour eggs with other natural materials. Below is a list.
3 tbsp Turmeric – yellow eggs
purple cabbage – blue eggs
blueberries – darker blue eggs
beets – pink eggs
cranberries – red/pink eggs
spinach – green eggs.
In a pot bring 2 cups of fruit or veggies or the Turmeric and 1 cup of water to a boil Boil for 30 minutes or until a water has turned the desired colour. Cool mixture
Add 2 tbsp of vinegar to mixture and transfer to a bowl or jar where eggs can be covered with the mixture. Add 2 or 3 hard boiled eggs to the dye. Soak from 1/2 hour to overnight in the refrigerator.
Flavoured vinegars are great in salad dressings but can be pricey to buy. Fortunately they are easy to make but takes some preparation. Below I have listed recipes for Raspberry/Blueberry Vinegar, Sage Red Wine Vinegar and Thyme Basil Vinegar
1/2 cup mashed raspberries
1/2 cup mashed blueberries
White vinegar to fill a jar
Add fruit to jar and fill with vinegar. Cork and let stand for at least 1 week. Strain and use on salads or as a marinade. Can be sweetened by adding stevia to the finished vinegar. Continue reading Infused Vinegars→