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Daiya : The Cheese That Will Change The World

It Looks just like cheese
It Shreds just like cheese
It Melts Just like cheese
It tastes like cheese…
But HOLY SHIT! IT’S NOT CHEESE

In Sanskrit, Dayaa means “loving, kindness and compassion”. What an appropriate name for a vegan cheese alternative…


The Edgy Veg Episode 2: Vegan Grilled Cheeze

Full recipe here!


Daiya : The Cheese That Will Change The World

It Looks just like cheese
It Shreds just like cheese
It Melts Just like cheese
It tastes like cheese…
But HOLY SHIT! IT’S NOT CHEESE

In Sanskrit, Dayaa means “loving, kindness and compassion”. What an appropriate name for a vegan cheese alternative that doesn’t make my belly hurt or give me heart burn! This stuff is better than an over pants orgasm. Especially since it is free of artificial ingredients, gluten, soy, corn, nuts, preservatives, AND has 33% less fat than typical cheese! Woo Hoo!  Now I can eat guilt free pizza every day! Ok maybe not, but I think you understand how exciting this is…

At this point you must be asking, “So… what is it?’ Well The main ingredient in Daiya is Cassava, which is another name for Yuca; a woody shrub native to South America.  This Tuberous root is rich in calcium and vitamin C and containa a nutritionally significant quantity of thiamine. It is also what gives us tapioca! Yum! Other whole food ingredients include Arrowroot and pea protein.

So off with you!!! Go make a poutine, or a pizza or a grilled cheeze or something!!


Vegan Grilled Cheese – no kids allowed

When I was a vegetarian in college I lived off of grilled cheese sandwiches. The combinations I came up with were strange, adventurous and often questionable, but they were always awesome!
Some call me a grilled cheese expert, a connesuar if you will. But I am not your typical girl, and therefore these aren’t your typical grilled cheese sandwiches… This classy treat is meant to be eaten along side a glass of red wine and sexy jazz. Definitely not for children.

Ladies and gentlemen, put your hands together for the Wicked ‘Wich of the West Grilled Cheese

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4 slices vegan whole grain bread (bread is the key ingredient, you a screw up the whole recipe by choosing shitty bread! go to your local bakery and splurge on an open crumb whole grain loaf)
Daiya, I like to use combination of cheddar and mozzarella
2 tbsp olive oil
olive tapenade
Organic carrots
Organic asparagus

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Wash vegetables and toss in a tiny but of olive oil, to lightly coat them and place on a baking sheet. Roast in oven for 15-25 mins, turning once.

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Heat olive oil in a skillet. While you are heating, spread the tapenade on one side of both pieces of bread. Put the daiya in the middle and top with roast carrots or asparagus , create a sandwich. When the oil is hot, place the sandwich in it, and grill for a few minutes, flip it over, allowing the other side to grill.

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BTW : this sandwich is named after a scene from The Wizard of Oz. the carrots look like the wicked witches feet stuck under a house, no? Hehe