Vegan Grilled Cheese and Dill Pickle Soup

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I have a lot of pickles in my fridge and someone on Instagram had mentioned dill pickle soup. I thought it sounded interesting but I didn’t look up a recipe.  I was using things I had in my house as I  haven’t gone grocery shopping for awhile. I added vegan butter, half an onion, 1 potato, a few pickles, and lots of spices to the soup maker. I used curry powder, dried parsley, smoked paprika, mushroom seasoning, salt and pepper. I turned the soup maker on and went to do a workout. The soup maker is still my favourite gadget.  I am always amazed by how good things turn out in the soup maker. I will make this soup again but I will use more vegetables next time to get a creamier texture.  I found this really good applewood vegan cheddar block from the UK at Save-On-Foods on sale for $8.99. I thought it was expensive when I bought  but the block lasted a long time and it melts great the best melting vegan cheese I have tried so far. You can see the cheese here on my second Instagram accoun

April 17, 2018 Vegan Nachos and Cheese Sauce


I saw this amazing Vegan Hollandaise recipe from www.hookedonplants.ca I had to get cashews to actually try it. I made a few changes using the ingredients I had. The result is so good it inspired me to write a blog post.

The recipe calls to soak cashews overnight I soaked them for 10 minutes. I also replaced the lemon juice with pressured cooked ginger lemon my friend made for me. I used curry spice, herbamare sea salt, and pepper for seasoning.


I put all the following ingredients in the magic bullet 

half a cup of cashews
1 tablespoon of nutritional yeast
seasoning

After blending it was too runny so I added another 10 cashews and a tablespoon of nutritional yeast



The texture is great except I should have soaked the additional cashews

To make tortilla chips



heat a tablespoon of olive or coconut oil in a pan (I used olive this time coconut in the past)

fold corn tortilla (365 by whole foods is my preferred tortilla) into triangles and fry for a minute


I can't get over how healthy this sauce is it tastes very indulgent. I will likely use it instead of mayo in the future.

Enjoy





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