I tried a few new recipes from The Ultimate Uncheese Cookbook just to avoid a trip to the health food store. The Chedda Cheez came out pretty good and has a nice flavor. The kids said it was too spicy to replace Vegan Gourmet cheddar, but they think it would be good as nacho cheese. It has a really strong roasted pepper flavor which might be why they called it spicy. It's always fun to cook with agar!!
Next was the Creamy Roquefort Dressing and Dip. Bland, bland, bland. I was really looking forward to this one but it was a disappointment. Partly because I loved Roquefort before being vegan, but mostly because I spent ALOT of money on the Umeboshi paste that the recipe calls for.
This last experiment was something my husband suggested, because of his love for Matzah Lasagna, and his desire to make a dent in the dozens of boxes of matzahs we have in the pantry. I thought it was a completely weird idea, but as usually happens when he comes up with an idea for a new dish, it was REALLY good!! So, introducing Enchilatzah Casserole!!!
This version was made with potatoes, black beans, and MSF Chik'n Strips. I meant to put greens in, but forgot. None of us liked the Chik'n strips so we've decided next try will be more potatoes and maybe taco flavored lentils.
I will leave you with a picture of the "breakfast in bed" my girls surprised me with a few days ago. Leftover Enchilatzahs, tortilla chips, carrots, cucumbers, and ice water. So sweet!