September 15, 2021

Easy Vegan Meal Prep: Weeknight Dinner Solved

Back-to-school time doesn't have to be stressful. Keep it light and super-delicious with a little weekend meal prep. We got you covered!

Easy, Quick Vegan Meal Preps

Make-ahead sauces are essential to the plan. Keep your family happy by keeping some basic sauces like Vegan Nacho Cheese Sauce, Basil and Pumpkin Seed Pesto, and Nana’s Red Sauce in the fridge or freezer. That sauce page also includes a video of our favorite prep tips developed from years in busy, hot restaurant kitchens. Find out the easy way to peel ginger, how to keep guacamole from turning brown, and much more!

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September 14, 2021

Veggie Nacho Casserole

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  • Author: Wicked Healthy
  • Prep Time: 40 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
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Ingredients

Veg:

  • 3 medium gold potatoes, with skins
  • 11 small plum tomatoes
  • 3 jalapeños
  • 8 oz/225 g green beans
  • 2 cups/225 g cauliflower florets
  • 2 cups/225 g broccoli florets
  • 3 cups/200 g baby kale leaves
  • 1 1/2 cups/250 g frozen corn kernels
  • 1 1/2 cups/200 g frozen peas
  • 1 cup/70 g rough chopped red cabbage
  • 1 tub (14 oz/400 g) extra-firm pressed tofu, drained
  • 1 onion, peeled
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/4 tsp dried oregano

Green Bean Salsa:

  • 4 oz/115 g green beans
  • 1/2 small red onion
  • 1 handful cilantro
  • 2 limes, juiced

Queso Sauce:

  • 2 small sweet potatoes (or 1 large)
  • 2 cups/225 g cauliflower florets (about 1/4 large head)
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • About 1/3 cup/30 g nutritional yeast
  • About 1 cup/240 ml oat milk
  • 3 big handfuls of yellow tortilla chips
  • 1/2 avocado

Instructions

  1. For the veg: Quarter the potatoes and poach them in water to cover just until tender, 10 to 12 minutes (you can do this ahead then keep the spuds covered in cold water at room temp).
  2. Bring another big pot of water to a boil for blanching some veg.
  3. Meanwhile, heat up a grill, broiler, or gas burner. Grill or broil the tomatoes and jalapeños until charred all over, 5 to 6 minutes total, turning now and then. When done, set aside.
  4. Cut the green beans in half crosswise. Blanch the halved green beans, cauliflower, broccoli, and kale in the boiling water for 1 minute. Drain then transfer the blanched veg to a 3-quart/2.8-liter baking dish. Mix in the poached potatoes, the corn, peas, and cabbage. Season with a little salt.
  5. Preheat the oven to 420ºF/215ºC. Cut the tofu into 1-inch/2.5-cm cubes and place in a mixing bowl. Cut the onion into 2-inch/5-cm pieces and add it to the bowl. Rough chop 1 of the charred tomatoes and add that to the bowl. Season with the cumin, onion powder, salt, pepper, smoked paprika, and oregano.
  6. Heat a large heavy pan such as cast iron over medium heat. Add the seasoned veg to the hot pan (no oil needed) and cook until seared on a few sides, 4 to 5 minutes total. Then pop the pan in the oven until the veg is nicely roasted, 8 to 10 minutes. Leave the oven on. Meanwhile, slice 2 of the charred jalapenos for later.
  7. For the salsa, dice 7 of the remaining charred tomatoes and 1 of the jalapenos (not the sliced ones) and add them to a mixing bowl. Finely chop the 4 oz/115 g raw green beans and red onion and add them to the bowl. Rough chop the cilantro and add it to the bowl. Add the lime juice and a pinch each of cumin, salt, and black pepper, and toss to mix.
  8. Remove the veg from the oven and transfer all the veg to the baking dish, spreading it evenly.
  9. For the queso: Peel the sweet potatoes and place in a medium pot with the cauliflower, garlic, and bay leaf. Add water to cover and season with a little salt. Bring to a boil then lower the heat and simmer until the veg is tender, 6 to 8 minutes.
  10. Transfer the remaining 3 charred tomatoes to a blender along with 1 of the sliced charred jalapenos. Remove the bay leaf from the simmering veg, then drain the veg and transfer the veg to the blender. Add the cumin, onion powder, smoked paprika, salt, pepper, oregano, nutritional yeast, and about 1/3 cup/80 ml of the oat milk. Start blending slow and if the mixture is too thick to blend, drizzle in just enough oat milk so it blends. Once it’s blending good, turn the speed to high and blend until it becomes a nice, thick, silky smooth queso style sauce, 2 to 3 minutes. Add more oat milk as you go. It should be thick yet pourable. If you like, blend in a big handful of tortilla chips – they add tons of flavor!
  11. Pour about 2 cups/475 ml of the sauce evenly over the veg in the dish, shaking the dish to get the sauce all through the crevices. Save the remaining sauce to use as a dip or with another cheesy dish (it keeps for a week in the fridge!). Crush two big handfuls of tortilla chips and scatter them over the sauce. Then arrange the remaining sliced charred jalapeno over top. Cube the avocado and scatter that over the top as well.
  12. Bake until the nacho casserole is just starting to crisp up on top, 10 to 12 minutes. Spoon some of the green bean pico over the nachos and serve hot with the remaining pico. Enjoy!

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June 24, 2021

Vegan Crepes with Roasted Rhubarb

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  • Author: Wicked Healthy
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
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Ingredients

For the Roasted Rhubarb

  • 250g rhubarb, sliced
  • 2 Tbsp caster sugar
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

For the Vegan Crepes

  • 225g plain white flour
  • 450ml soy milk, unsweetened
  • 2 Tbsp vegetable oil plus more for frying
  • 1 Tbsp caster sugar

For Serving

  • 2 Tbsp icing sugar
  • 100ml vegan yogurt

Instructions

To Make the Roasted Rhubarb

  1. Preheat the oven to 180c/355f (fan).
  2. Place the rhubarb in a medium bowl and add the caster sugar, lemon juice and vanilla extract. Toss to coat the rhubarb completely. Transfer the rhubarb to a small roasting tin and cover the top with tin foil. Place in the oven to roast for 20 minutes.

To Make the Crepes

  1. In a large bowl, combine all the crepe ingredients and whisk until smooth. Set aside for 10 minutes.
  2. Heat a large, non-stick frying pan (or ideally crepe pan) over medium heat and drizzle with a little vegetable oil.
  3. Use a ladle to scoop some batter and add to the centre of the hot pan. Swirl the pan around to make a large thin crepe. Cook until the top of the crepe looks matte and no longer wet.
  4. Flip the crepe and fry for a further minute or until lightly browned underneath. Fold in quarters and remove from the pan. Repeat with all the remaining batter.

To Serve the Vegan Crepes

  1. Arrange the crepes on plates and top with vegan yogurt, the roasted rhubarb and a sprinkle of icing sugar.

Notes

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Like with non-vegan crepes, the batter is better when left to rest for 10 minutes or so. Before you start frying up crepes, let it rest!

vegan crepe batter

Knowing when to flip your crepe is easy! Just wait for the top to turn matte and no longer wet or shiny looking. This means it’s just about cooked all the way through.

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On the second side, you’re looking for those mottled, golden-brown marks to indicate the crepe has that perfect balance of crisp and softness. Be sure to carefully lift the crepe every now and then to make sure it’s browning nicely.

flipping crepes

These crepes are basically sugar-free so they work well for both sweet and savoury fillings. I love roasted rhubarb with a little vegan yogurt. Feel free to add a touch of icing sugar to maple syrup to sweeten things up.

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May 10, 2021

Vegan Ginger Treacle Cookies

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  • Author: Wicked Healthy
  • Prep Time: 1hr 20min
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Total Time: 1hr 30min
  • Yield: 18-20 cookies 1x
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Ingredients

  • 1.5 tsp psyllium husk powder
  • 3 Tbsp water
  • 140g vegan butter
  • 250g plain white flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • Pinch ground cloves
  • Pinch flaky sea salt
  • 180g + 50g granulated sugar, separated
  • 60g treacle

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, mix together the psyllium husk powder and water. Whisk until combined and leave to thicken. Melt the vegan butter in a double boiler or in the microwave and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda, spiced and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl (ideally the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment) combine the 180g granulated sugar, 60g treacle, thickened psyllium husks and melted vegan butter. Beat on high speed until the mixture is fluffy and light (around 2 minutes).
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and beat briefly until fully combined.
  5. Use a cookie scoop to portion out the dough into walnut sized balls and arrange on a baking sheet lined with parchment. Place in the fridge to chill for one hour (or overnight).
    30 minutes before taking the cookie dough out of the fridge, preheat the oven to 180c.
  6. Place the additional 50g granulated sugar in a bowl and roll the chilled balls of dough one by one until they’re all coated in sugar. Arrange on the lined baking sheet, leaving a good 4 cm between each cookie to allow for spread. You may need to use 2 baking sheets. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes.
  7. As soon as you remove the baking sheet from the oven, give it a firm tap on a table – this should cause the cookies to lose their puff and create a crackle on the surface. Leave to cool for at least 30 minutes before serving.

Notes

One of the keys to getting a super chewy, yet light texture is to make sure you whip plenty of air into the dough. Once your vegan butter is melted, Combine with your sugar and thickened psyllium husks and whip it all together until light and fluffy. It’s also a good idea to make sure your psyllium husks are completely blended into the mix, as they tend to clump together.

Keywords: vegan cookies, plant-based desert

 

 

combine ingredients

Be sure not to overwork the dough once you’ve added the flour. You don’t want to activate the gluten, so mix until the dough just about forms and then stop.

mix the dough

Pre-portion the dough. This makes the whole chilling process much faster. I like to use a cookie scoop to make walnut-sized balls. Arrange them on a tray and refrigerate them for a minimum of one hour.

roll the dough

Before baking, be sure to roll the dough balls in granulated sugar. This will make that crispy exterior even crispier. If you want to freeze the dough balls for a future date, this is the time to do it. Place them in a bag after rolling in sugar and freeze for up to 4 months.

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Strawberry Compote with Simple Breakfast Waffles

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  • Author: Wicked Healthy
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 3 large waffles 1x
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Ingredients

For the Strawberry Compote

  • 190g frozen strawberries
  • 2 Tbsp caster sugar
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 60g frozen blueberries
  • 1 Tbsp corn starch
  • 2 Tbsp water

For the Waffles

  • 350ml soy milk
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 125g plain white flour
  • 60g wholemeal flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 3 Tbsp sugar
  • Pinch sea salt
  • 3 Tbsp sunflower oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

To Make the Strawberry Compote

  1. Place the strawberries, sugar and lemon juice into a small saucepan and place over medium/low heat. Stir often until the fruit is all melted then leave to simmer for around 5 minutes. Once the strawberries are just about falling apart, add the blueberries and stir well to combine before reducing the heat to low.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the corn starch and the water until smooth, then add it to the compote and stir well. The mixture should thicken rather quickly. If the mixture doesn’t thicken, repeat this step with another Tbsp of corn starch.
  3. Turn off the heat and set aside to cool completely. Alternatively, transfer the compote to a sterilised jar and leave to cool on the counter before refrigerating.

To Make the Waffles

  1. Preheat the waffle iron and brush carefully with a little sunflower oil to prevent the waffles from sticking.
  2. In a measuring jug, combine the soy milk and lemon juice. Stir well and leave the soy milk to thicken.
  3. In a medium bowl, sieve together the flours, baking powder, cinnamon and sea salt. Set aside.
  4. Add the sunflower oil and vanilla extract to the thickened soy milk and whisk to combine. Pour the wet mixture into the bowl of dry ingredients and mix well to combine.
  5. Pour half of the batter into the waffle iron. Close and cook until steam stops rising from the iron. Remove and serve with vegan butter and the strawberry compote. Repeat with the remaining half of the batter.

Notes

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When making the compote, be sure to not overcook the fruit. The acidity in fruit is what makes it delicious, but it also disappears quickly under hot conditions. This is why we add the blueberries after the strawberries (because they take much less time to cook). Also don’t worry if the compote looks thin half-way through cooking. As soon as you add the corn starch it’ll thicken up!

strawberry compote recipe ingredients

Waffles LOVE to stick to the waffle iron, so be sure to brush the iron with vegetable oil before you make each waffle.

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The waffles will rise much better with a little acidity in the mix – this is why I make a quick soy milk “buttermilk” by whisking together the soy milk and the lemon juice. You’ll notice a lovely fluffy texture to the waffles thanks to this ingredient, so don’t skip it!

simple vegan breakfast waffles recipe

The recipe makes 3 large, circular waffles, but this may differ depending on the size of your waffle iron. I like to break the waffles into quadrants when serving a bunch of people. Enjoy!

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March 29, 2021

Peanut Butter Truffles

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  • Author: Amy Levin
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
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Ingredients

For the Peanut Butter Truffles

  • 80g 85% dark chocolate, melted
  • 30g peanut butter
  • 20g deodorised coconut oil or plant-based butter, melted
  • 20g maple syrup
  • 1 tsp tamari
  • Pinch sea salt

To Finish

  • Peanut truffles
  • 200g chocolate, tempered
  • 100g peanuts

Instructions

To Make the Peanut Butter Truffles

  1. Whisk together all ingredients until smooth.
  2. Pipe into the cavities of the mould you’re using to fill 50%, insert a roasted peanut and top up with more ganache.
  3. This is the mould I used, but you can use any silicone mould.
  4. Gently tap the mould to remove air bubbles and then put in the fridge to set until firm, about 30 mins.

To Finish

  1. Grind the peanuts in a food processor until you have small pieces about 2mm-3mm in diameter.
  2. Run the peanuts through a sieve to remove the flour. This will give a much cleaner finish to the truffles.
  3. Dip a truffle into the chocolate and remove using a small fork or dipping fork.
  4. Allow the excess chocolate to drip off before transferring the truffle to the bowl of chopped peanuts to coat.
  5. Repeat with the remaining truffles until coated.
  6. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days or in the fridge for up to 1 month. At room temperature, they will be soft and from the fridge, they will be firm.

Notes

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Vegan Party Food! Jackfruit BBQ Sliders

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  • Author: Wicked Healthy
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Ingredients

For the Jackfruit BBQ Sliders

  • 3 1/2 cups green jackfruit
  • 1 large white onion
  • 6 garlic cloves
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 18 oz/510g Smoky BBQ Sauce, store-bought or homemade (here’s a recipe for Chad’s Wicked Spicy BBQ Sauce)
  • 12 tbsp sriracha (more for burger sauce)
  • Vegetable stock
  • Spicy dill pickles
  • Vegan mayo
  • 3 cups cabbage
  • 8 to 10 soft, squishy, slider-sized buns, toasted if you like
  • Cilantro

Instructions

  1. Drain the jackfruit and gently break it apart into shreds in a bowl using your hands, pulling out any seeds and removing any tough pieces. Drain the jackfruit and gently break it apart into shreds in a bowl using your hands, pulling out any seeds and removing any tough pieces.
  2. Turn on the heat under a pan. While you wait for it to heat up, finely dice the onion and crush and mince the garlic. Add a little olive oil to the pan, followed by the onion, allow it to turn translucent, stirring often, before adding the garlic. Add jackfruit before the onion and garlic start to brown. Allow the mixture to sit, until it sticks. Use a wooden spoon to stir thoroughly.
  3. Add bbq sauce and sriracha (according to your heat level!), stir to coat, adding just a touch of vegetable stock to loosen up the sauce. Stir. Reduce heat to a low medium, cover and let it simmer, and braise for 15-20 minutes, checking frequently.
  4. Prep your burger extras! Slice the spicy dill pickles. Mix some vegan mayo with sriracha to make a bbq sauce. Finely slice cabbage using a mandoline, for a little extra crunch.
  5. Check the jackfruit, stirring through and removing the lid. The sauce should have reduced, but shouldn’t be sticking to the sides.
  6. To assemble, spoon a generous pile of BBQ jackfruit onto each bun and top with pickles, cabbage, and a drizzle of sriracha mayo. Sometimes we set everything out and let guests assemble the jackfruit BBQ slider sammies themselves.

Notes

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Chipotle Baked Orzo

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  • Author: Richard Makin
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
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Ingredients

For the Pickled Red Onions

  • 1/2 red onions, peeled and very finely sliced
  • Juice of one lime
  • Pinch of salt

For the Baked Orzo

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 red onion, peeled and finely diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1 tbsp light brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tsp chipotle paste
  • 250g orzo
  • 1 x 400g tin chopped tomatoes
  • 1 x 400g tin black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 450ml vegetable stock
  • 2 peeled plum tomatoes, from a tin, roughly chopped
  • Small bunch coriander
  • 2 tbsp jalapeños
  • 4 tbsp vegan sour cream or oat creme fraiche
  • 1 ripe avocado, finely sliced
  • 1 lime, sliced into wedges
  • Pinch chilli flakes

Instructions

To Make the Pickled Red Onions

  1. Place the finely sliced red onions into a small bowl. Add the lime juice and the pinch of salt. Stir together, cover and place in the fridge while you prepare the orzo.

To Make the Baked Orzo

  1. Preheat the oven to 200c/390f (fan).
  2. Place a medium oven-proof saucepan over medium heat and add the olive oil. Bring to temperature before adding the onion and garlic. Fry for 2-3 minutes until starting to turn translucent.
  3. Add the light brown sugar, cumin, paprika, coriander, oregano, tomato paste, and chipotle paste. Stir together and add a few tablespoons of water to prevent the spices from burning to the pan. Cook for a few minutes more while stirring constantly.
  4. Add the orzo, chopped tomatoes, black beans, and vegetable stock. Stirring often, bring to a simmer.
  5. Once simmering, cover with a tight-fitting, oven-proof lid and place in the preheated oven. Bake for 20 minutes.
  6. After 20 minutes, remove the lid, top the orzo with the chopped peeled plum tomatoes. Place the lid back on and return the pot to the oven for 10 more minutes.
  7. After the final 10 minutes, remove the pot from the oven and remove the lid. Top the baked orzo with coriander, jalapenos, vegan sour cream, avocado, pickled onions, and a pinch of chilli flakes. Serve immediately.

Notes

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Pickled red onions are so fast to make and add zing to any dish. I find they work perfectly with Mexican meals when prepared with lime juice instead of vinegar. Slice the onions as finely as you can (use a mandoline if you have one) and toss with the lime juice and some salt. You can now place them in the fridge while you prepare the rest of the meal.

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The great thing about this baked orzo is that it’s a one-pot wonder! This means no pre-boiling the orzo – it cooks inside the sauce! So once everything is combined in the pan, just bring it to a simmer and pop it in the oven with a lid on.

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I like to add some extra tomatoes to the top in the last ten minutes of baking. This makes the orzo extra juicy with a little added zing from the just-cooked tomatoes.

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I’ve made some suggestions as to toppings that work – feel free to use as many or as few as you wish. A simple pico de gallo salsa or scoops of guacamole with vegan cheese would also be delicious!

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Cheesy Buffalo Cauliflower & Brussels Sprouts

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  • Author: Wicked Healthy
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 30 min
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 2-4 1x
  • Category: Vegan
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: Snacks
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Ingredients

for the buffalo sauce

  • C or 80 ml hot sauce
  • ½ C or 125 ml plant-based butter, melted
  • 1 head cauliflower, core removed, chopped into florets
  • about 15 Brussels sprouts, ends, and outer leaves removed
  • 1 block firm tofu, cubed
  • pinch pepper
  • 2 t nutritional yeast (or, hippy fish food, as we like to call it)
  • 1/2 t garlic granules
  • cilantro, for garnish
  • 2 large carrots, sliced into sticks
  • 3 ribs celery, sliced into sticks

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450°F/232°C.
  2. Prepare all the vegetables and tofu. Add to a mixing bowl and set aside.
  3. To prepare the Buffalo sauce, whisk together hot sauce and melted v-butter, drizzling butter slowly in as you whisk.
  4. Toss cauliflower florets, Brussels sprouts, and tofu together with the buffalo sauce, pepper, nutritional yeast, and garlic powder.
  5. Pour and spread evenly onto the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes, then remove from oven.
  6. Transfer entire the entire contents of the baking sheet into a large cast iron skillet.
  7. Pour 1 cup (225 grams) of the vegan cauliflower cashew cheese sauce evenly over everything, and return to the oven.
  8. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until the cheeze starts to brown. Remove from oven. Drizzle any remaining buffalo sauce over the top.
  9. Warm the remainder of the Wicked Awesome Sauce in a small bowl for dipping.
  10. Garnish cauliflower and Brussels sprouts with cilantro, and serve with carrot and celery sticks, and the warmed Awesome Sauce.

Notes

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March 17, 2021

Vegan Cauliflower Cashew Cheese Sauce

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  • Author: Wicked Healthy
  • Yield: 2 cups of cheeze 1x
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Ingredients

  • ½ large head cauliflower, roughly chopped
  • ½ C (62 grams) raw cashews, soaked at least an hour or over night.
  • 7 cloves garlic
  • 1 bay leaf
  • enough water to cover to boil
  • 2 T nutritional yeast
  • 1 T miso paste
  • 2 t smoked paprika
  • ½ t coarse sea salt
  • pinch ground black pepper
  • 2 packages of Follow Your Heart PepperJack Slices (or your favourite vegan cheese)
  • 1 C (230 ml) of your favorite unsweetened, plant-based milk, plus a little more, if needed

Instructions

  1. Add the first 5 ingredients to a small saucepan and simmer for 8-10 minutes, until cauliflower is soft and easy to pierce with a fork.
  2. Remove from heat.
  3. Pour pot contents through strainer, reserving some water for the blending, and add contents to a high-speed blender.
  4. Add about ½ cup (125 ml) of reserved cooking liquid to the blender, then add nutritional yeast, miso paste, smoked paprika, salt, pepper.
  5. Start blender on low and slowly increase the speed to high.
  6. Use the tamper to push all the ingredients into the blade.
  7. With the blender running, break up the packages of cheese and add to the mixture.
  8. As everything comes together, it will form a pretty thick mass.
  9. Slowly add plant-based milk to the blender, tamping down, and keeping close eye on the consistency.
  10. When the texture is smooth, creamy, and pourable, the cheeze sauce is done.
  11. Enjoy.

Notes

It’s all about nailing the textures, flavors and bringing that familiar, comfort food feeling filled with memories and safety back to our plate.  For us that’s a warming Queso, fondue or creamy, melty, sticky cheese sauce for fries, pizza, jacket potatoes and Mac & Cheese.  This is definitely on the Wicked side of things, however, it is healthier than any dairy product out there and it can be done with no-oil if you’re watching calories so keep that in mind.

Over the years we’ve worked with several chefs and recipes to create a mock cream sauces and this one is a great base and staple to make often.  We call it the Wicked Awesome Sauce, cause it just that, awesome!  If you search our site you’ll find a couple versions of ‘cheeze’ sauces that are similiar, some more healthy than others, all of them delicious and can be switched out for this one in any recipe.

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This Wicked Awesome Sauce is creamy, dreamy, and on point. Remember the recipe is a guide, it’s not gospel.  Make it a couple times, get used to it and then play around with it.  Try switching the cauliflower out with Butternut squash, sweet or regular potato.  The miso for Tahini or the PepperJack V-cheese for your favorite V-cheese that you can get near you.

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Keywords: vegan cauliflower cashew cheese sauce

Whatever you call it, it’s the perfect creamy sauce for a silky, smooth, lush mac and cheeze, to drizzle over nachos, top a sandwich, spread over pizza or use as a decadent dip. For more wicked healthy ideas on how to use this cheese, check these dishes out!

So when those cheese cravings hit, whip yourself up a batch of this vegan cauliflower cashew cheese sauce and put it on everything.

Keep a look out for following videos for the best dishes to use this Wicked Awesome vegan cauliflower cashew cheese Sauce.