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Old 10-29-2017, 09:21 PM   #91
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Tapioca starch will give cheese "stretch". Carrageenan makes it firm. Some use agar agar powder instead of carrageenan - I prefer the texture of the carrageenan. If you want to make a "melt" type of cheese (like to drizzle over nachos or make mac and cheese) you don't need the carrageenan. Jenn, I live kind of rural and almost always strike out when looking for specialty ingredients in my area, so I just order the lactic acid and carrageenan through Amazon.

I tried another cheese yesterday and it got the thumbs up from Mr. Crunchmaster - it uses less oil than the Avocados and Ales recipe so I will most likely make this one for him in the future. It is kind of spicy but he likes that. I think it would be good without the hot peppers too, but it's pretty good as-is if you don't mind a little heat. It's from the julieandkittee website:

JulieandKittee's Pepperjack style "cheese"
2 cups water
1/2 cup raw cashews
2 tablespoons nutritional yeast flakes
1 tablespoon oil, neutral tasting (PP used refined coconut oil)
2 teaspoons sea salt
1 1/2 teaspoons lactic acid
1 teaspoon granulated onion
3 tablespoons tapioca starch
2 tablespoons kappa carrageenan
1 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes
1/3 cup pickled jalapeño slices, drained


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In the jar of a strong blender, combine the water, cashews, nutritional yeast flakes, oil, salt, lactic acid, and granulated onion. Blend until super smooth and there aren’t any bits of nuts.
Add the tapioca and carrageenan, and blend for 5 to 10 seconds until smooth.Add the dried red chili flakes and pickled jalapeño. Pulse or blend on low just until the jalapeños are chopped.
Pour the cashew mixture into a large saucepan, and bring to a simmer over medium heat, whisking continually. Continue cooking, whisking continuously, for about 7-9 minutes until the mixture has thickened nicely and is very glossy.
Pour the cheese into a smallish container that can contain a minimum of 2 cups volume. I like small loaf pans or glass bowls.
If properly cooked, the cheese will start to set right away. Allow the cheese to set at room temperature for 30 minutes. Then cover and refrigerate the cheese to finish setting for 3 to 4 hours.
If the cheese doesn’t set up properly that means you haven’t cooked it long enough, if this happens to you, throw it back into the saucepan and cook for a few minutes more! It’ll re-melt and then you can pour it back into the mold for it to solidify.
Remove the cheese from the mold and serve.
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Old 10-29-2017, 09:28 PM   #92
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For lunch today we had leftover portobello reubens and for dinner leftover Creamy Curried Kale and Chickpeas. Love leftovers! I also made a big pot of split pea stew to eat for lunches during the week.
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Old 10-30-2017, 08:41 AM   #93
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I was wondering where one would purchase those items.

I do not like cheese made with agar. It's way too aspic like for me.
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Old 10-30-2017, 11:31 AM   #94
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Thanks, PP!

Dinner tonight is meatless crumbles with daiya cheese, seasoned with garlic and onion. So good!

I've found several burger recipes I want to try so I can have some things ready to go, but I've been too busy to make them!
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Old 10-30-2017, 02:49 PM   #95
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Last night I had TJ's beefless crispy tacos and Spanish rice. I got lucky cuz the rice was something from the freezer that I made a while back. I always make extra Spanish rice and freeze in single serving containers. It comes in quite handy.

Tonight I'm having stewed okra and tomatoes that I also have in the freezer over some plain rice. I'm going to make broccoli with cheese sauce too and maybe some green pea salad.
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Old 10-30-2017, 08:17 PM   #96
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I love pea salad, Nigel! Yum!
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Old 10-30-2017, 08:25 PM   #97
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We had a big greek salad and a big batch of oven-fried potatoes. Hit the spot!
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Old 10-31-2017, 12:48 PM   #98
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Yum!! Fried potatoes....I could live on potatoes...haha!!
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Old 11-01-2017, 09:38 AM   #99
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I've found several burger recipes I want to try so I can have some things ready to go, but I've been too busy to make them!
Do tell..

when you have time
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Old 11-01-2017, 09:40 AM   #100
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maybe some green pea salad.
what is a pea salad Nigel
never heard of it before
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Old 11-01-2017, 02:04 PM   #101
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Today I tried a white bean burger because I had white beans. I also had to sub for the bread called for in the recipe because I am grain free. It turned out pretty well. Tasted a lot like falafel.
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Chili and cornbread. I was low on cornmeal so just subbed more flour. It looks good but I really like more cornmeal.
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Old 11-02-2017, 01:46 PM   #103
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what is a pea salad Nigel
never heard of it before

This is the way I make it (and I don't really measure).

1 small can green/English peas,drained
1 small jar pimentos, drained
maybe 1/4 of a finely chopped onion
salt & pepper to taste
mayo to make it all stick together and sometimes I put in a bit of sour cream
I like to add cubes of cheese (like cheddar, pepper jack, etc.) The cheese is optional and most pea salads don't have it in them.

I buy the small cans of green peas cuz I'm not crazy about this leftover. The better you drain the peas and pimentos, the better the salad is cuz it will get watery in the fridge, even if it isn't watery when you put it in there.

Instead of pimentos, you can chop up roasted red peppers for a slightly different taste.

If you search for recipes, you will find lots of them using frozen peas. I just don't care for frozen peas so I use canned.

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I use canned peas, too. I put hb eggs and cheese cubes in mine.
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Ugh, you guys are killing me!
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Interesting for sure..

I am totally going to give it a try..We love pea's
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One pot pasta with lots of tomatoes and spinach
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One pot pasta is a regular in this house. I make it in the instant pot so it really takes very little time and effort.

We're going out to a Med restaurant this evening. This is one we haven't tried yet but it gets good reviews.
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Enjoy your dinner out, Jem51.

I went out with some friends. I had a salad, double broccoli, and black beans. I'm stuffed! And I didn't even eat it all
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For the family I made chuck roast, loaded cauliflower, green beans, steamed broccoli, and Parmesan potatoes.

I ate the rest of my cauliflower "wings" and some green beans. I also made grain free black bean chocolate cupcakes with peanut butter frosting and ate two
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One pot pasta tonight. I decided to get TJ's meatless balls so now I have to decided between Tofurky Italian sausage or the balls.
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On Saturday, we had spaghetti and Texas Toast. I used TJ's beefless beef. I made my sauce out of roasted red peppers and tomatoes. I think next time, I will leave out the tomatoes. I made the red pepper sauce before and it was great.
Sometimes I use Yves faux beef - its just about the same as TJ's, but TJ's just seems slightly better to me. But I use whatever is handy or whatever I have.

Sunday, I had 2 cucumbers (cuz a farmer pal gave me a bag of them) and I had a fruit smoothie. I just didn't feel like eating much.

Tonight I'm making jem51's recipe for squash patties, but I'm using yellow squash (cuz I'm not a zucchini fan) and trying them out in a muffin top pan. I'll have cucumber and tomato salad and a couple of mini carrot burgers. I found them at TJ's and they are very tasty. They also had the mini burger buns there, so its like a treat for me to eat these.

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Sounds good, Nigel!

Jem51- I'd go for the meatless balls

I'm having a hard time finding meatless anything that doesn't contain some form of grain. Frustrating!

Tonight I'm having spaghetti squash, salad, and a peppermint black bean brownie
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I hear ya. Most faux meats have either soy or wheat of some sort in them.

I guess just keep searcing the net for a grain-free recipe....if I come across one, I will post it for you.
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I think it would be hard to find a meat substitute that doesn't have grain, unfortunately The gluten seems to be necessary to create a sorta meatish texture. I don't think there is any non-grain substance that can duplicate what it does, but you never know, keep looking!

On that subject, yesterday I made Italian sausages from the Brand New Vegan website. They are made with beans, wheat gluten and a lot of spices. They were pretty good right away even though I'd heard that they would be better after chilling and/or sitting in the fridge for a day or two. Well today I , simmered some in marinara sauce to make sandwiches, and they were way better. And, today the texture was just so amazingly like the "real thing" I think it could fool some people.
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Those sausages sound good, penguinpower.
Thank you for posting about them.
I'll go check out the recipe.
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Soup for me, I crock potted some black soybeans, so I have to use them up this time. The broth will be good for soups and gravy
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I'll be having roasted cabbage and possibly some mashed cauliflower. I had a very filling lunch of crabless crab cakes for lunch
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I'm having a hard time finding meatless anything that doesn't contain some form of grain. Frustrating!
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and ingredients I can't pronounce
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Soup for me, I crock potted some black soybeans, so I have to use them up this time. The broth will be good for soups and gravy
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Soup sounds good to me today.
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