Garlic + Chive Cashew Cheese | Your Party Companion

Difficulty: Easy Makes about 1 cup The cheese platter is a staple of every gathering and for non-vegan folk, they're pretty effing easy to throw together. For vegans, buying a selection of vegan cheeses can be a bit spenno and making them yourself can be a tad time consuming. I wasn't hella confident in making my own cheese recipes so mainly stuck to the recipes of others, however I've recently spent some time using what I've learned to branch out and create my own! This Garlic + Chive Cashew Cheese is your perf party companion because it's super inexpensive and easy to make, plus it looks and tastes bitchin' on any cheese platter. Do you want to see some more easy cheese recipes?...

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Simple Cashew Ricotta

Difficulty: Easy Makes about 1 cup There's something so satisfying about making your own vegan cheese but so many recipes out there are hella time consuming. This recipe takes only minutes to whip up and tastes great on crackers, in pastas and even straight from the jar. Ingredients 1 cup raw cashews (soaked for 8 hours) Juice of a half lemon 2 tablespoons non-dairy plain yoghurt 1 tablespoon white miso paste 1 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast Method Chuck the soaked cashews into a food processor and pulse for 60 seconds. Add the lemon juice, non-dairy yoghurt, miso, salt and nutritional yeast and blend until fine. Transfer to a glass jar and keep in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. ...

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Cheesy Jalapeño Potatoes

Difficulty: Easy Serves 4 Sometimes you just gotta treat yoself to a big ol' bowl of comfort food. The best thing about my cheesy jalapeño potatoes is that they're not even that bad as far as comfort food goes; the potatoes are baked and the cheesy sauce is nut-based, plus they've got jalapeños which are totally a vegetable. They're gluten and soy free too so just about anybody can tuck into this dish, which is great on its own or as a side (I had mine with hotdogs last night!) Ingredients 4 large potatoes, washed Olive oil 1 cup raw cashews, soaked overnight 1 cup non-dairy milk (soy works best but use whatever you want) 1/2 cup nutritional yeast 1/2 teaspoon turmeric 1 teaspoon onion powder 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup...

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Sprout & Kernel Tree Nut Cheeses

Price: From $8.00AUD Where to Buy: www.sproutandkernel.com (coming soon) See below for more details. Go to the US and you'll see vegan nut cheeses coming out the yin yang but in Australia it's a very different story. Sprout & Kernel are looking to give this story a happy ending with their range of tree nut cheeses. While I do love to make my own nut cheeses, it can be time consuming and sometimes I just want to have some ready and waiting for me on demand. Recently I was given a Sprout & Kernel taster box so I could give their range a whirl and naturally I'm going to share my thoughts with you all. First cab off the rank was the Aged Cashew...

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Vegan Parmesan

Difficulty: Easy Makes about 2 cups Miss those days of sprinkling a healthy dose of parmesan cheese over your favourite pasta dish? Miss no more, my super easy and super quick recipe has you covered. It takes less that 3 minutes to make so it can be made on a whim, tastes great and lasts for yonks if kept in an airtight container. Ingredients 1 cup raw cashews 1/4 cup nutritional yeast 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon garlic powder Method Combine all of the ingredients in a blender and process until fine. Sprinkle over your favourite dish and enjoy! ...

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Cheesy Pepper Arancini

Difficulty: Medium-Hard Makes about 16 Never before have I attempted to make risotto, let alone arancini! To be honest I've never even eaten arancini as I've never seen a vegan-friendly one before. Well I was sick and tired of never being able to eat one of those little crispy morsels of ricey goodness, so I decided to confront my non-existent arancini fears and give it a red hot go. Now that I've made them, I'm going to make them again and again in different flavour combinations. Ingredients 3-4 cups water 2 tablespoons chicken style stock powder (I use Massel) 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 medium red onion, finely chopped 1 clove garlic, crushed 1 handful of parsley, finely chopped 1 cup arborio rice 1/3 cup nutritional yeast 1 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon...

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Pizza Scrolls

Difficulty: Easy-Medium Makes 8 It's been at least five years since I've eaten a scroll and I have thought about making them many times since becoming vegan. I finally bit the bullet and decided to make my first batch with delightful results. I'll be making many different variations in the future however I'm starting it off with the pizza scroll. A bakery favourite stuffed with tomato, facon and your favourite vegan cheese. Enjoy these warm or pop them in your lunch box as a awesome midday treat. Ingredients 2 1/2 cups plain flour 4 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup Nuttelex 1 cup soy milk 1/4 cup tomato pasta sauce 1 clove garlic, crushed 1 tomato, finely chopped 1/4 brown onion, finely chopped 1/2 cup facon bits 3/4 cup grated vegan cheese Method Preheat...

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Easy Mac ‘n’ Cheese

Difficulty: Easy Serves 6 First things first; CHEESY JUNK RULES! Secondly, this is barely a recipe. Despite this, I decided to share because it was darned delicious and sometimes it's nice to hear about super easy things to make when you can't be bothered with a huge dinner production. You can add whatever you want to this really, the options are endless. I served mine with a side of greens but you could easy make this a tasty component to any meal. Ingredients 1 litre water 4 cups dry macaroni 1 packet Angel Food - Vegan Cheesey Sauce Mix 3 cups soy milk 1 teaspoon olive oil 1/2 red onion, finely chopped 3/4 cup chopped facon bits 1/4 cup chopped parsley Salt and pepper to taste Method Boil the water and add the macaroni, cook...

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Chilli Cheese Fries

Difficulty: Medium Serves 6 These Chilli Cheese Fries were another of my brother's birthday requests and being the awesome sister that I am, I prepared them lovingly for his dinner last weekend. The chilli itself could be served on its own and so could the fries but together with some Cheezly this dish is an explosion of junk food indulgence. If you don't have a deep fryer, you can get away with frying in a large pan, or for a healthier touch you could even use oven-baked fries. Ingredients Oil for deep frying 8 large potatoes, washed and cut into sticks 2 cups TVP 2 cups boiling water 1 beef style stock cube 1 small onion, finely chopped 1 teaspoon minced garlic Fresh chopped chilli (determine the amount depending on the...

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Spinach and Cheese Rolls

Difficulty: Easy-Medium Makes 8 rolls Yet another delicious bakery-style treat to add to your repertoire! These light, crispy and delightfully cheesy treats make for the perfect snack or lunch on the run. Add some salad or vegetables to the side and you've got yourself a wholesome dinner. These things are incredibly addictive though, don't say I didn't warn you! Ingredients 1 bunch of spinach, finely chopped 1/2 brown onion, finely chopped 1 tub of Tofutti Better Than Cream Cheese 1 tablespoon minced garlic 1 cup of plain flour Salt and pepper to taste 4 sheets of puff pastry, partially thawed (a lot of grocery store pastries are in fact vegan, just read the label) Method Preheat the oven to 200°C Cook the spinach in the microwave (or stove if you're that way inclined)....

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