Mac & Cheese Hot Pockets

These taste even better then they sound! Mac is covered in a delicious, vegetable-based, protein-loaded cheese sauce and baked into perfection in hot pockets of tortilla. So satisfying and easy, it is comfort food at it’s best. Here is the recipe:

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Pimiento Cheese

This incredibly easy plant cheese recipe features a wonderfully rich cheese flavor complemented perfectly by the sweet and aromatic pimiento pepper. Definitely one of my favorite cheeses now. Here is the full recipe:

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Nacho Cheese

This is nacho-average cheese! Today we made a cashew based nacho cheese sauce, packed with nutrients from carrots, potatoes, and fresh squeezed lemon. The smoked paprika and nutritional yeast gives it that extra smoky, cheesy flavor, sure to please the most devout cheese lover. Perfect for game day or as a side for your taco Tuesday!
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Vegan Cheddar Cheese

This vegan cheddar cheese is truly a game changer. After countless tries at cheese-making, I am so happy with how this one turned out. It is quite rich and have that cultured flavor alongside a texture that is spreadable but still with some structure. Made with all the good stuff, you will appreciate a wholesome plant-based cheese alternative that also loads you up on probiotics. I have been using it successfully on pizza, toasts, mac&cheese sauce or many other dishes that could use the cheesy goodness. It takes some prep time and a little aging time to culture it but the process is super simple and consistent. See the full recipe below.

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Easy Mascarpone

A 5 minute, 4 ingredient, easy and delightful plant-based mascarpone. It works great as a bagel spread (think lox, with red bell pepper “salmon”), as a topping over muffins, desserts, fruits or smoothies, over gram crackers, or even as a cream base for soups. With such simplicity and versatility, I highly recommend you give it a try. Here is the recipe:

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Dreamy Cheese Sauce

This is definitely one of my signature recipes and for good reason. It is a healthy and easy to make sauce that is super versatile. I use it for a delightful Mac&Cheese, as a dip sauce, sauce in or over burritos, over open sandwiches, anywhere and everywhere I can think of. The sauce’s signature status was also confirmed when my 10 year old son claimed it was better than ketchup! It’s that good lol. The recipe is below.

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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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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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Creamy Cashew Spread with Fresh Herbs

cashew-cream-spread[Guest post by Debra from Vegelicious Kitchen, also on insta @vegeliciouskitchen]

So, I guess I could call this recipe “cashew cream cheese” but it’s not cream cheese. Sometimes I think when recipes are vegan and they resemble the look and creaminess of a cream cheese, for example, that’s what the recipe ends up being called. But, I think that can be putting expectations on a recipe that aren’t realistic.

Not that in any way am I saying it’s not a good recipe, it’s just different than dairy cream cheese.Yes, this recipe for Herb Cashew Spread is really creamy and yes it is filled with fresh chopped herbs and yes it does look like a dairy cream cheese spread, but it’s not cheese. It’s its own unique thing – a spread made with nuts and fresh herbs – delicious and nutritious!

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