Posts Tagged 'Daiya Vegan Cheese'

VeganMoFo: Quickie Weeknight Dinner

Weeknight Dinner

 Cold, windy nights equal comfort food for me. Here is a quick and easy bow tie pasta with Daiya cheese, sprinkled with bread crumbs and baked. Next to that you see Field Roast’s  Smoked Tomato loaf which is fabulous and all you have to do is heat it up! I typically put it in a baking dish, pour a bit of veggie broth over it, and bake it for about 15-20 minutes – yum! Here’s a close-up of the baked mac n cheese:

Mac N Cheese

 And last but not least are some corn fritters:

Corn Fritters

 These have garlic scapes in them and this added a really nice flavor!

Sorry for the short weeknight post but I plan to have lots of Halloween goodies in the final days of VeganMoFo!

Til next time…

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12 Days of Daiya!

The title of this post is fitting because for me, being able to purchase Daiya Vegan Cheese is like christmas! Anyone that knows me knows I love cheese and it was hands down the most difficult thing to give up when becoming vegan. Well, fret no more my friends, Daiya is here to save the day. This is the BEST vegan cheese on the market – it melts, has a great flavor and texture, and comes in mozarella and cheddar shreds. I was lucky enough to get my hands on 2 lbs. of mozarella and 1 lbs. of cheddar at Locali– so if you live in Los Angeles get over there before I buy it all! So without further ado let the Daiya food porn begin:

Pizza!

Pizza!

Pizza with red onions, mushrooms, tomatoes, and basil!
Pizza Slice

Pizza Slice

Next up quesadillas! Some with cheddar, some with mozarella, and some with both!
Quesadillas

Quesadillas

Can you see the cheese oozing down – YES! Of course I couldn’t resist trying a grilled cheese sandwich…Did I tell you this stuff really melts?
Grilled Cheese

Grilled Cheese

If you crave cheese that is not soy or nut based, this is it! It is made from plant ingredients and doesn’t make you feel like crap later like the other stuff does.  Alright, this is where it starts to get interesting – Mac n Cheese!  I made a cheese sauce from 1/2 cup soymilk, 3 tbs. of EB, and 1 cup of the cheddar cheese. I added a little nooch for good measure. Oh boy, this stuff rocks!
Mac n Cheese

Mac n Cheese

Do you see how creamy it looks, that’s because it is! Next up, pour the cheese sauce over some broccoli:
Broccoli & Cheese

Broccoli & Cheese

Both of these cheeses have a great flavor and it is definitely more pronounced the more you use. I tried baking with it by topping some tofu ricotta stuffed manicotti:

Manicotti

Manicotti

I simply had to try it on nachos:
Nachos

Nachos

It gets kinda crunchy when baked and there is only a thin layer – just like cheese does. If you want it more gooey and melty just add more. Here’s a close-up:
Nachos Close Up

Nachos Close Up

Of course I made another pizza, this one with black olives, onions, and tomatoes!
Pizza

Pizza

Can you believe I’ve made all of this food and still have about a pound of cheese left! I will state this again – BEST VEGAN CHEESE! Where ever you are look for it, ask your local merchant to carry it, order it online, heck sell your soul to the devil – but get your hands on Daiya Vegan Cheese! (this post is my personal opinion, no one has asked me or sent me any free samples although Daiya if you are reading this I would love some more cheese please…)
Til next time…

Daiya Cheese @ Cruzer Pizza!

So thanks to quarrygirl,  I had one of the best vegan pizzas ever! After reading her post I headed over to Cruzer Pizza to test out the Daiya vegan cheese pizza for myself. I ordered my pie with mushrooms, tomatoes, and basil:

Daiya Vegan Cheese!

Daiya Vegan Cheese!

This stuff rocks! The cheese is stretchy and really does have the flavor and texture of real cheese!
Vegan Pizza Close Up

Vegan Pizza Close Up

I just can’t say enough about this pizza! So all you vegan angelenos head on over to Cruzer Pizza and try it out for yourselves, you won’t be disappointed!