the best grilled cheese : vegan!

hi guys! i’m obsessed with vegan youtubers- hotforfood (lauren toyota too), kalel kitten, and the list just goes on and on. they’ve all been raving about this vegan cheese called chao cheese and i’ve been looking for it for forever, so when i found it at earthfare today i almost screamed. this is hands down one of the best grilled cheese sandwiches i’ve ever had and it can easily be made vegan, i just didn’t have vegan butter with me. you can use any brand of chao cheese (or any vegan cheese, but i love chao), they only had the tomato cayenne, so i had a gooey and spicy cheese sandwich. i hope you try it and enjoy!

grilled cheese sandwich serves 1

you will need:

two slices of chao cheese

two slices of bread (i used white country bread from costco)

butter (vegan if you have it)

basil (optional)

1. butter the outsides of each slice of bread

2. place the cheese on the slices of bread, then the basil if you have it

3. place the sandwich on the pan at medium heat (i didn’t preheat but you could)

4. place the pan’s cover on top and flip when you think it’s right (trust me, it’s a cook’s intuition!)

5. once both sides are golden and crispy, enjoy!

cook’s note:

my sandwich fell apart multiple times when i was flipping it and i didn’t think that the cheese was melted, but it was ooey and gooey in my mouth! so basically as long as it’s warm and soft, don’t worry about what it looks like.

 

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Raw, Vegan, and Delicious Cheesecake!

hi, sister three here! i’ve become more interested in the vegetarian/vegan lifestyle and when i realized that that i had cashews, i immediately turned to chocolatecoveredkatie.com. they have so many nut-based desserts and i’ve always wondered if they’d work and wow, it works! i didn’t even soak the cashews for 8 hours, i only soaked them for three (i was impatient) and it was perfect. i had to let the “cheesecake” rest for a bit while i was blending it because the mixture kept on heating up. i also had to freeze the cheesecake for half an hour or so to firm it up without giving it too many ice crystals. for those wondering about the cashews, trust me you won’t even taste them! i don’t think that this cheesecake can fool someone into thinking that it’s a New York cheesecake, but it’s so delicious that they won’t notice. you can make a graham cracker crust with vegan butter (i think), or use the crust offered in chocolatecoveredkatie’s post. i really hope that you decide to make this considering you probably have every ingredient needed (besides maybe cashews) and enjoy it as much as i do!

here is the link to the recipe!