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Melty Cheese (Mock Cheese Sauce)

What you need: 

2 cups water
1/4 cup tomatoes
1/4 cup raw almonds
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 tablespoon sea salt
1/2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoon corn starch
1/4 cup nutritional yeast

What you do: 

Blend all ingred. in blender till very smooth. Pour in 2 quart saucepan and cook on med. heat until thick, wisking constantly. Use as a cheese sauce for macaroni or on vegies or whatever you like.

Preparation Time: 
1/2 hour
Cooking Time: 
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This sauce is so good over the broccoli rice and chees recipe from this site.  I only use it for that I need to try it over macaroni. Oh yeah I use it in my lasagna too. Everyone loves it when I make it.


This is a great recipe!!! It tastes very close to real cheese... thank you so much, I have been wanting some cheese soooo bad!!!


It sounds great, but I have one question - what's nutritional yeast?  ???


:o knocked me off of my rocker! As a new vegan, i almost came close a couple of times to giving in to my cheese cravings - This satisfied that craving!!!! The first time I have ever had a recipe come out right the first time! YUM!!!


I love this recipe. And it's essentially fail-safe. Want proof?

I've had it twice before, and this time around I was grinding my cashews and yeast (I always use cashews instead of almonds, simply because I am so fond of them) when I realized I didn't have any lemon, tomato/bell pepper/something remotely red, or plain/unsweetened soymilk (I use half soymilk half water to make the sauce creamier, à la macaroni-and-cheese). I replaced the lemon with some lemon ginger salad dressing and a tiny bit of rice vinegar and the soymilk with (gasp, the greatest no-no of any savory recipe that includes soymilk) VANILLA soymilk. Yes, vanilla.

Anyway, the sauce came out fine! Nuts and nutritional yeast is what really makes this recipe.

(and on top of that, I overcooked my macaroni.)

Now I'm waiting for some poor soul to slave away in the kitchen and make us a good recipe for mozzarella, gorgonzola, or brie =D



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