For dinner I attempted my first almost vegan "cheese" sauce. I wanted to use up more pumpkin, and the nutritional yeast I finally decided to buy. This is the recipe I followed from Oh She Glows. It was very easy to make. Mine turned out too thick, so I will probably reduce the amount of cornstarch next time. (Almost vegan because I subbed in butter).
|Too thick. Before adding pumpkin.|
|Dinner, with a little sprinkle of forward.|
Interesting...Last night was the first time I have EVER tasted nutritional yeast. And though I have read a number recipes and descriptions of it, I was not prepared for the flavor. It is nutty and savory, but I really do not know how else to explain it. The "cheese" sauce tasted pretty much like the yeast, and I might reduce that in future recipes until I get more used to it. Ultimately, this is not a good option for cheese lovers in Wisconsin. It really does not taste like cheese, but given that is NOT cheese, it did taste pretty good after a few bites.
With about 1 cup leftover, I fridged it and used it as chip dip today during the Badger game. Mixed with a little salsa it was an awesome dip!
Last night, I also finally baked up the pumpkin seeds. I simply plopped them on a cookie sheet with a glug of oil and sprinkling of Pleasoning for baking. I
almost forgot about did forget about them in the oven, but luckily smelled the Pleasoning and pulled them out out just in time. Yummy!