|Fake cheese that I actually, really like. (I never thought I'd say that!)|
"Hang on, Big Momma," you're saying, "when you did the Living Below the Line-themed blogs, you said you had a Linda McCartney veggie sausage for breakfast almost every day!" That's true. They are definitely an exception and they don't make me gassy at all. (They don't really taste particularly meaty, either, but that's probably why I like them.) Anyway, quit your nit-pickin' and let me cut to the chase.My free samples of Vegusto didn't arrive in time to blog about them during VeganMoFo, but they did arrive and I've tried them all. I have to confess, I was pleasantly surprised.
Usually when someone gets melty fake cheese, they make pizza. Not me. I make grilled cheese. I feel like grilled cheese is the true test of a fake melty cheese (and grilled cheese is probably the only cheese-thing that I ever miss). I have had some fake melty cheeses that stuck to my teeth and some that just kind of tasted like rubber. Not so, Vegusto. This is hands-down the best melty fake cheese I have ever had. I actually really, sincerely like it.
|Fake cheese that doesn't suck.|
Anyway, I couldn't make a post about fake grilled cheese without a Recipe for Tomato Soup!
In a little bit of water, boil a small onion, 2-3 cloves of garlic, 2 carrots, and 2 stalks of celery. You can also add a potato, too. It's up to you. Once everything is soft, add a can (or one of those new-fangled tetra-packs) of stewed tomatoes (the 400g/14oz size) and puree everything up. After that, I add another can (or tetra-pack) of stewed tomatoes (if they aren't already diced, I chop them myself) for texture (obviously, if you want a smoother tomato soup, puree both cans) and warm everything back up again. Then I add some freshly chopped rosemary, basil, or parsley (skip it if you don't have any, it's still good) and a little salt and pepper to taste. It's also fun to stir in a little homemade soya yoghurt. What you say!! Oh, yes. I started making my own soya yoghurt. It's fantastic and you can make it either in a slow-cooker or an insulated flask (like a thermos, not a booze flask). I need to blog about that so you can learn, too. Remind me! Leave a comment! :D
Stay tuned for Well Played, Vegusto (Part Two), where I review their very meaty fake meats.