Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Thrown Together Meals, Vegan Sour Cream Recipes, & Fur-Siblings!

I'm back to eating mostly from my stash/pantry with the exception of some fresh avocados I bought on Sunday.  I rarely by Vegan Sour Cream because it's NOT in my area and I would rather spend money on something else so you will be seeing more and more Sour Cream alternatives that I have made myself at home here on my blog.  Take this one for example.  On top of this heaping pile of nachos I made a sunflower seed based sour cream.  I also used chickpeas, avocado, corn chips, taco sauce, nutritional yeast, and tomatoes. With the chickpeas I put them on stove top first with paprika, onion, cumin, and garlic and chili sea salt.

The Sunflower Sour Cream had 3/4 C Sunflower Seeds, 3/4 C Water, 2 T Lemon Juice, 1 t Wildtree Garlic Galore, and 1/2 t Wildtree Absolutely Onion which is NOW Vegan AND Organic!  The old version of their Absolutely Onion Blend had whey in it.  Since it now has the organic label on it they revamped the ingredients and recipe and it's now on the VEGAN list!  YAY!  So many of the Wildtree products are naturally vegan and nearly the whole catalog is at least vegetarian (with the exception of just a few items)!  If you would like more Wildtree ideas when it comes to vegetarian and vegan dishes go to the search box on my sidebar and type in "wildtree" and they will all pop up!  If you are ever interested in purchasing anything let me know!

Here's another meal I threw together using what I had on hand.  I made another sour cream but this time it was made with a Macadamia Nut base.

Here's the recipe for this specific vegan sour cream using Mac Nuts...

1 C Macadamia Nuts, 1/2 C Water, 1 t Grapeseed Oil, 1 t flax meal (or flax seeds that you grind yourself), 1 T Minced Garlic, 1 T Lemon Juice, Pinch of Black Himalayan Sea Salt.

I found this one was creamier than the Sunflower Seed recipe but both were tasty in their own right.

Yes - those are plain black beans on the left.  And on the right that is cubed tempeh that I did on the stove top with Wildtree's Golden BBQ Sauce.  I really like this product - it has a subtle mustard base.  It doesn't really taste like a 'BBQ Sauce' but has a nice flavor regardless!  Yes!  It's another Wildtree Vegan offering!

And just for fun...my fur-siblings!  YES...siblings!  These 3 are my sisters and brother - my parents furkids!  Lexi is the dog and the cats are Bernie in the middle and Jeter on the right.  And in case you didn't make the connection - the cats are named after Bernie Williams and Derek Jeter both former New York Yankees!

Sometimes I think my parents put this sun room addition on just for the furkids! LOL

22 comments:

  1. That tempeh looks delicious! Mustard based BBQ sauce sounds delicious! Thanks for the macadamia sour cream recipe. As soon as I find some in bulk, I will make!

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    1. Have you tried any of the vegan Wildtree products yet? I've been thinking you would LOVE them and MAYBE one of these days I want to try and get some samples out to some of my regular visitors & blogging buddies! Of course when and if I ever do that you are on that list!

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  2. I love fur-siblings! My mom has two cats and she always tells them when I visit, "Go say hi to your sister!" haha :)

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    1. Yup! I hear that! My mom always tell them their sister is coming over LOL

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  3. Omg, those nachos look amazing!! I love the idea of homemade vegan sour cream. I'm usually lazy and just buy Tofutti, but a homemade one would be healthier. Your siblings are adorable. :)

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    1. Thanks!!! I think if I had a store that sold vegan sour cream in my neighborhood I would probably go about it differently! LOL :)

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  4. Three cheers for pantry meals! I love how resourceful you were with these mouth-watering nachos. I've never made sour cream with sunflower seeds before but adore the idea. They're so much more affordable than the typical cashew base!

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    1. Thanks! I'm really trying to do more with sunflower seeds that is for sure :)

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  5. You've got beautiful siblings!

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  6. The nachos look wonderful, love home made sour cream. And adorable fur sibling pic!

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    1. I can't get enough of home made sour cream versions lately!

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  7. The furkids look so comfortable. Lovely house!

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    1. That's my parents house! I love the sunlight that shines through!

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  8. Man now I want some vegan sour cream! Maybe I'll soak some nuts to make some with tonight's chili.

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  9. That looks great, I love all your sour cream recipes.

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    1. Awww thanks! Let me know if you try and make your own, too!

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  10. Those Nachos look incredible! i admire your energy to make your own Sour Cream. I am happy enough to buy Sour Supreme. Love that stuff. If only they woukd made vegan Cottage Cheese.

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    1. I haven't tried that Sour Cream before but would love to if I could find it :)

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  11. Ah! Nachos - yes! They look so good =) I'm not a huge fan of sour cream, I never liked it in my pre-veg days and it's not all that enthralling vegan either. It's nice once in awhile though, but I'm all over homemade cashew cheeze as a supplement. Your homemade sour cream sounds really good!
    Cute furbabies!!!

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    1. Thanks for the feedback on the nachos and the sour cream alternative! There are certain foods I never liked either...like Bananas! LOL But you already know that about me!

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