Saturday, February 24, 2018

VEGAN Smoked Gouda Beer Cheese, Recent Finds, & Power Bowl!

I'm going to hop around in this post but for good reason and that reason is this Vegan Smoked Gouda Beer Cheese I made literally just minutes ago!

But before I get to the recipe I have some 'explaining to do'.

For a week now I have been talking about our last trip over to Ohio and our visit to Mustard Seed Market, well, I have some new-to-me items to blog about along with some additional finds from my travels today!



First up...I FINALLY got my hands on Daiya's Smoked Gouda!  I have been searching for this stuff for about 8 months and I was able to find it at Mustard Seed Market in Solon, Ohio!  That's about 3 hours from my home so this will be a treat until I find it closer.  I have to say I'm a HUGE fan already!  It might be a good thing that I don't have access to this vegan cheese often or I would probably have to eat it daily.  I ate about half of it in small chunks as a side to my meals but I wanted to try to make something with it, too, so I ended up making a Gouda Beer Cheese - VEGAN!



Another item I found at Mustard Seed Market that I had not tried before was the So Delicious Coconut Milk Unsweetened Yogurt Alternative.  I know I am probably one of the last of our blogging buddies to try this but I'm still glad I was able to!  My first go-around with this wasn't a great one but that was totally operators error!  This time around it was a GREAT SUCCESS!  I also used this in my Vegan Smoked Gouda Beer Cheese!



So...here's the recipe...

10 T Light Beer
1 T Flour
1/2 Block Daiya Smoked Gouda, Shredded
2 T Plain, Unsweetened Vegan Yogurt
Yellow Mustard (Very Small Squirt)*
Smoked Paprika*

* = or to taste

If you would like this thicker just add a little bit more flour.

This was OUT OF THIS WORLD if I do say so myself!



Today we took another day trip - this time to the outskirts of Buffalo - more specifically West Seneca.  We went to a few music stores, a HUGE Wegmans, Feel Rite - which is a natural foods and vitamin type store, and a Halal Grocery Store.  We also went to Taste of India.  I asked them about their vegan options and after a long list I chose to go with their Chana Masala.  I brought the leftovers home for dinner.

While we were at Feel Rite I grabbed a Meyer Lemon Kevita.  I haven't seen this one where I live so I wanted to grab it.  I think I have a new favorite!  Then again, I'm partial to Meyer Lemons.


The other night I threw a bowl together for dinner.  This isn't the greatest photo but it was a tasty bowl.

I found at my local Shurfine Market a Wild Rice and Veggie Blend in the frozen foods section.  I found some flatbread that I toasted, and a half of avocado.  I also threw in the rest of the Pizza Hummus from the night before.

I still have LOTS to share over the last couple of weeks but I think I will stop there for today.

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    1. It was! It thickened up quite nicely, too!

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  2. I love the Daiya smoked Gouda too!! OMG that cheese sauce sound FANTASTIC!!!
    I haven't seen the Meyer lemon kevita. I love Meyer lemons as well!!!

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    1. I should have waited to take a pic - as it cools it thickens, too!

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  3. I love avocado but it's rather expensive here, imported. :(

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    1. They are usually expensive here, too! The one I bought for this was 99 cents which is the lowest price I have seen here where I live in over a year.

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  4. OMG that sauce would be PERFECT for soft pretzels (which happen to be one of my favorite foods ever!). Does the cheese have a really smoky flavor? I'm not a huge fan of smoke flavoring but I can deal with a hint of it.

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    1. I'm a big big pretzel fan, too! I didn't have any in the freezer or I would have had one with this for sure! It wasn't overly smokey. I think you would have been ok with the level of smoke :)

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  5. The smoked gouda is my favourite Daiya. It is strange that I have been able to get it fairly easily here for ages, while there are places in the US that don't seem to have it at all! Hungry Australian vegans, stealing all your cheese. ;)

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    1. LOL - I am sure you have LOTS of products that we can't get access to here, tho, too!

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  6. We don't have So Delicious in the UK so I always like seeing the products on American blogs. I'm glad you finally found the yoghurt!

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    1. Which brands do you have in the UK!? I've VERY interested!

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  7. Beer and Smoked Gouda? Yes please!

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  8. I'm a sucker for anything smoked, so while Daiya isn't my favorite cheese, I'm all over this one!

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    1. I'm hoping for additional vegan cheese brands to debut and soon and for the ones I'm not overly crazy about - step up their game LOL :)

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  9. Oh my gosh, BEER CHEESE. I can't believe I've never even thought of trying this! Daiya is really stepping up with their new cheese -- much better flavor and texture. What a great use for the smoked Gouda!

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    1. I think the Smoked Gouda is my favorite so far!

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  10. Wow, the beer cheese sounds amazing - I must try it. Thanks! I'm obsessed with smokey flavors, so wow!

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    1. I've tried 2 Vegan Smoked Goudas and have loved them both...now I'm craving more!

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