Monday, February 17, 2014
Multi-Purpose Vegan Cheese Sauce, Raw Vegan Veggie Burgers, Trip to Labyrinth, and Gabby Update
1 C Almond Milk
1 Yellow Onion
3/4 C Nutritional Yeast
1 Yellow (or Orange) Bell Pepper
3 T Cashews
1 T Tahini
1 tea Wildtree Garlic Galore
1/4 tea Turmeric
It was reminiscent of a "Sharper" type tasting cheese.
It made more than I was ready to use for the Mac & Cheese so I added about a teaspoon of Red Jalapeno Powder and used the rest as a Nacho Cheese Sauce for Tortillas.
I would make this again! I think this is a good Multi-Purpose Vegan Cheese Base of sorts.
1.5 C Almonds
1.5 C Pecans
3 Handfuls of Baby Carrots
1/4 C Parsley
1/4 C Lemon Juice
1 tea Curry Powder
I had a slew of Baby Carrots I NEEDED to use SOON and thought this might be a good way to try it. Again...I think this is a neat base to play with and I would like to try them again with some spicy ingredients as well as maybe some corn and other veggies such as broccoli, peppers, maybe some beans or sprouts, even.
On a GOOD side - I was able to visit The Labyrinth in Jamestown yesterday and ordered one of their Vin Diesel's for lunch/dinner. It was great! It's loaded with Grilled Chick Pea Salad, Avocado, Bell Peppers, Red Onions, Cranberries, Diced Tomatoes, Baby Spinach, Vinegar, Sunflower Seeds, Vegan Sour Cream, and Hot Sauce! It was a 'Party In Your Mouth'.
In addition to the wonderful wrap...I ordered one of their Soups of the Day which was their Vegan Lentil Chilli and I get for my lunch today! While I was waiting I thought I would treat myself to one of their Espressos. I don't do that often at all but I will tell you it would totally worth it! They have their own Coconut Cream that they do as a milk alternative and the size of this Espresso was something I have never seen before! It was AMAZING! So yes...I am a happy camper after that visit.
An update on Gabby - she's been eating much better since we started giving her wet/canned food but now I think there is something else wrong with her. Not sure if it's a blockage or worse so tomorrow she has an appointment. She doesn't appear to be in any pain as she's the happiest cat I have ever seen! She's constantly purring and the sweetest girl!
I just don't have a good feeling about this. I've read up on Persian Cats often having problems with Poly-cystic Kidney Disease for which there is no cure. I'm wondering about a blockage now that's she's gaining weight from the wet food but it's all collecting in her stomach. She's NOT a young cat. We've had her for about 10 years and when we adopted her they said she was around 2 or so and had been homeless for what they thought was most of her life. I'm really worried about our little girl!