Daily Vegan Lunch for 28 January 2013: No-Quesadillas

No-quesadillas

Nacho cheez

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This time I’ve come up with a good one, seriously, I think this nacho cheez stuff would make balsa wood taste okay. I made up this vegan cheez recipe on my own but it would not have been an idea in my head without this fabulous cookbook:
The Ultimate Uncheese Cookbook by Jo Stephaniak

I love having all the loveliness of cheese without those nasty side effects like instant-permanent weight gain, heart disease, and CANCER (casein, found in heavy concentrations in cheese, is a known carcinogen) and even better, no sweet little baby cow was ripped away from his mother to become a veal calf for my cheese.

If you want to know more about how to lose cow-breast cheese, listen to this free podcast by Colleen Patrick Goudreau: Vegetarian Food for Thought Podcast

INGREDIENTS:

Nacho Cheez

1 cup cashews
1 cup cooked, rinsed chickpeas
3/4 cup chopped sweet red bell pepper
3 Tablespoons nutritional yeast
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 carrot, 3/4 cups chopped and cooked in 1/3 cup water in the microwave for 1.5 minutes
1 Teaspoon of taco seasoning (mixture of cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, and a dash of spunky cayenne)
1/4 cup sesame seeds, can substitute tahini
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice

Corn or wheat tortillas
Oil for frying

DIRECTIONS:

Combine all nacho cheez ingredients, including carrots and their cooking water, in a food processor and blend until velvety smooth. The amount of time this takes will depend on your blender. Scrape down the sides if necessary and add water by the 1/8 cup if the mixture is too thick.

Mixture will be thick and happy orange. Spread the mixture on a tortilla and make a sandwich with another tortilla. Fry in a little heated oil on a griddle over medium-high heat for a mere 30-45 seconds, they brown fast. Flip and fry the other side. Yum.

2 thoughts on “Daily Vegan Lunch for 28 January 2013: No-Quesadillas

  1. All the ingredients are so inexpensive! I’ll show this to my fiancé, ’cause he’s the cook in the family. (He loved your french onion soup recipe too, btw!)

  2. […] potato, washed, stabbed with fork, and microwaved 4 – 6 minutes, depending on size 1/4 cup Nacho Cheez from No-Quesadillas Recipe 1/2 cup Walnut Taco Meat from Stuffed Cucumber […]

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