Open Sesame Cheese by Jules Aron

Open sesame cheese from Vegan Cheese: Simple, Delicious Plant-Based Recipes by Jules Aron. I am so in love with this recipe and with the whole book <3.

I am a big fan of homemade vegan cheese 🙂 It is incredibly satisfying and easy to make, you get to play with the flavors and you get to have a delicious cheese to use over toasts, in grilled sandwiches, sauces… Naturally I was very excited when I learned that my incredibly talented friend Jules Aron has just released a cookbook on the subject: Vegan Cheese: Simple, Delicious Plant-Based Recipes. I seriously want to try everything in this book, they all look gorgeous and the few recipes I have tried so far have been amazing! Highly recommended 🙂

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Pesto Cheese

I love pesto in pretty much everything and I thought making a plant-based cheese deliciously flavored with pesto was a great idea. It is awesome to have this in the ready for spreading over toasts, using in sandwiches and in pasta sauces. The recipe is blow:

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Coconut Cashew Cream

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This might be our most popular vegan parfait cream yet. We served our Chocolate Pecan Pie Granola with this cream at Charlotte VegFest, and our entire stock of granolas were sold out. Almost everyone who tasted it asked about the cream. It is simple and magical. As promised, the recipe is below. Continue Reading

Dill Cream Cheese

Dill Cream Cheese

I love seeing ever widening options for plant-based food products in my favorite grocery stores. They increase the possibilities of practical home cooking. One such recent discovery was the vegan cream cheese at Trader Joe’s! I don’t know for how long they had been offering it, since I don’t spend much time at all staring at their cheese section. But when I found this out, I immediately grabbed one and started experimenting with it as a recipe component, for both savory and sweet options.

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Marinated Tofu Feta Cheese

Marinated Tofu Feta Cheese
This is not intended to be a convincing feta imitation. It is intended to be a nutritious and delicious replacement. It will remind you of feta and it functions like feta. But it is a little different and refreshing, it nicely brings out the flavors of the herbs and the olive oil. An excellent breakfast option to be wrapped in a warm tortilla, if you will. Here is the recipe:
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Tahini Ginger Sauce

Tahini Ginger Sauce
Oven roasted eggplant slices, topped with fresh salsa and a delicious tahini ginger sauce. I love crafting interesting, homemade sauces and garnishes. Apart from being a lot of fun, they turn a few simple ingredients into effortless treats. This sauce also goes well with roasted potatoes, garbanzo beans or even as a salad dressing. The recipe for this sauce is below:

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Matcha Lemon Cream

Matcha Parfait
Playing around with the wonderful matcha package that I got from Breakaway Matcha, I ended up with this matcha lemon cream to use in my parfait. But it tasted really really good and I am sure it would be fantastic component in other desserts, smoothies etc… Here is the short and sweet recipe:

P.S: Matcha is not cheap, and the DREAMYMATCHA coupon code for 10% off at Breakaway Matcha should help.
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