Free me from the shackles of cheese!
February 5, 2012 6:42 AM Subscribe
Looking for the tastiest, richest vegan spreads or dips you've ever had.
posted by indognito to Food & Drink (31 answers total) 71 users marked this as a favorite
I'm vegan except for the embarrassing amounts of cheese I consume. I'd like to cut this out for various reasons, but am having difficulty finding something that replicates the richness and umami-ness of expensive cheese. I love guacamole and hummus as much as the next person, but am looking for other ideas. For some reason, a lot of the vegan faux-cheese recipes out there kind of gross me out. I made several sauces from the "Uncheese Cookbook" but ended up dumping the leftovers because I wasn't interested in finishing them. I love cashews, nutritional yeast, almond milk, tofu, etc., but mixing them all together makes me feel a little ill.
I would also like to avoid Daiya and most of the faux-cheese products on the market because they use a lot of vegetable oils. If someone has suggestions for a brand that is not omega-6-heavy, I'd be happy to hear it.
I realize this is a tall order, but thanks for any suggestions you may have.