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02-24-2008, 11:48 AM
I am imploring my family incorporate more veg. food but the heels are dragging with the thought of "no cheese????" slices.....Of course I ultimately want them to incorporate more raw at least vegan is a start....I have searched for a way to make cheese slices (I know how to make the sauce) but have not been successful....Do you think dehydrating the cheese sauce will work? If not does ANYONE have a recipe ? I am afraid of mutiny in the house. I have been raw for 2 1/2 years and am just now beginning to put my foot down. I have "led by example" long enough and am ready to take action!!!!!
02-24-2008, 12:32 PM
Yes, you can make any cheeze recipe and pour/spread onto teflex and dehydrate...not TOO long as for it to come out too hard (just keep checking on it until desired consistency) and then cut into desired-sized squares for slices and store in the fridge. I've dehydrated cheezes before but never cut into the squares but that is something you could consider trying. Then they can eat those on crackers or on raw sandwiches or just alone if they like it enough.
02-24-2008, 03:09 PM
Here is a soft, sliceable recipe. It is 100% vegan and about 50% raw.
Stir 1 heaping tbs. of agar agar into one cup of water. Heat the water/agar mix to boiling, stirring well. Boil for two minutes and allow to cool to room temperature.
While the agar/water is cooling, in your vitamix, blend 1/4 cup dulse, 2/3 cups nutritional yeast, 1 tsp. sea salt and 1 cup sunflower seeds into a powder. You could add 1 tbs. of turmeric for color, and/or 1/4 tsp. cayenne for a bit more bite. Then add the water/agar and blend as well as possible (you might not be able to get this completely smooth, but that's okay). Pour into a square container and chill in the refridgerator for four hours.
This makes the best sliceable vegan cheese I have ever had. It has the flavor and consistency of velveeta, so it's good for those who are getting off of the processed stuff. Plus, no dehydrator is required, and I don't own one :) .
I wish you all the best as you transition your family! They may not be so grateful now, but they will be thankful later on down the line.
02-24-2008, 06:08 PM
Thank you both! I will try both recipes and let them test it out. It is so hard convincing them but after me eating this way for almost 3 years I feel I have the right to make a few more changes! Thanks ladies!;)
I dehydrate Alissa's nacho cheese and crumble it on salads. Its delish, especially on a taco salad!
02-25-2008, 09:08 AM
Hey nfracer - I'll share some of what has worked for me (they're still not 100% but getting closer). First (months ago) I started by saying they had to eat a salad before they ate their cooked portion of dinner. Second I eliminated cooked breakfast for smoothies or fruit (about 5 months ago). Then I started experimenting with some yummy snacks and after I found some that they liked, out went the store bought snacks. At the beginning of this month they agreed to raw lunch. So, I've got them all raw except whatever they eat after their salad at dinner time. My next step will be to start really simplifying the cooked portion of dinner. That will be where we will sit unless THEY choose to go 100%. And we have talked about it together but not talked it to death. Best of luck. Take it slowly and stay positive. My only thing I have really had to put my foot down on is carrot juice - they hate it and I make them drink it :D .
That's so funny...I'm totally crazy for carrot juice. I gave some to my SAD roommate - he looked like I was trying to choke him or something when he tasted it. :rolleyes: I just can't imagine why some people wouldn't like it.
02-25-2008, 09:54 AM
I love carrot juice and don't understand why my husband will not drink it. My 2 year old son once helped me make it and he had some so I think he likes it. I usually prefer organic carrots over conventional because it taste different to me.
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