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Faux Cheese Heaven



I know. Cheese. It’s the only think that separates you from vegan, right?

Well, this will certainly help bridge the gap. Faux nacho cheese.

I’m not a huge fan of nutritional yeast, it sorta weirds me out and it’s super salty, but I put fear aside for the sake of cheese-sperimentation and well, I’m super glad I did. This Happy Herbivore meal plan┬ácheese sauce could make just about anything taste good; however I chose a homemade corn tortilla chip with sea salt to complete my cheese taste test. I doused my chips in black beans, olives, this sauce, onion, and some hot sauce, and it felt so, so dirty and wrong, yet I knew it was so right. Give it a try for yourself. This sauce also reheats nicely and would taste killer on some whole grain macaroni for a quick mac and cheese fix.

Quick Queso (by Happy Herbivore)

  • 1 C unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/3 C nutritional yeast
  • 3 T white whole-wheat flour
  • 1 tsp onion powder, granulated
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder, granulated
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder or cayenne (I used chipotle)
  • 1/4 tsp salt (optional, I didn’t need it with a salty chip)

Whisk all ingredients together in a saucepan. Bring to boil over medium heat, stirring often.

Yeah, it’s that easy.