Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Say Chreese!

I don't know why it took me so long to name Chreese as one of my favorite vegan things. I love the stuff! Personally, I make it exclusively for nachos, but word on the street is that it's highly versatile. Now, Road's End Organics has many Chreese products, but I really love the packets of dry mix. Just add water and a tablespoon of olive oil and you've got something scarily similar to Velveeta, only better. It also gets points for being a soy-free alternative to cheese. This little wonder even comes in a gluten-free version, but I haven't tried that. I have, however, tried the pre-made Nacho Chreese Dip, and well, I'm not a fan. It seemed kind of bland and watery, whereas if you make it yourself, you can add whatever you want so it tastes just how you like. I make a sauce of Chreese, black beans, and salsa, and pour it over some warmed-in-the-oven nacho chips. Top with some avocado slices, and you're good to go. It's the perfect companion to the big game or a good flick. Vegans, make extra, because your others won't be able to resist.

4 comments:

Joan said...

Hey- Bring some of this stuff with you in July- we have to have nachos and beer!
Yay! Mom

Sky said...

I think I can handle that, Ma! :)

Aslan said...

Mix in some sort of vegan bacon bits... perhaps called Brracon or something, and then you're in the nacho zone.... actally arent bacos vegan? yeah, get some of them...

Sky said...

Brracon, eh? Interesting guess, Aslan. My favorite are actually Frontier's organic "Bac'Uns" and I never have tried them in the cheese. Thanks for the good idea!
(And, yes, Bacos are actually vegan.)