At first I denied it. Then I ignored it. Finally I accepted it. Now I'm embracing it.LOL
Hi, my name is Lisa and I'm allergic to dairy.lol I finally started trying to replace the dairy in my diet with acceptable pretend cheeses. The only problem is, the prepackaged stuff still has things I'm not supposed to eat and it doesn't taste very good. Well, I researched and found a few books that people on Amazon.com said were good and I bought this one...
My very first attempt was fake parmesian cheese. After grinding it up, it smelled so bad that I stuck it in the back of the fridge vowing never to eat it. After about a week, I got desperate and pulled it out to eat with my garlic butter pasta.LOL (Yes, I know I'm weak.) It turned out to be so good that EVERYONE liked it! Whatever made the smell dissipated and it no longer smelled bad.lol All in all, a success.
Fortified with a good recipe under my belt, I tried to make Unmozzarella. It's the ONE cheese that I miss the most. I let it set for a day or two and then made everyone pizzas, mine with the faux cheese. It didn't look very good and it tasted worse. It was REALLY bad.LOL Took me a while before I could muster up the courage to try another recipe.
Today, I dusted off the book once again and made an unCheese Wiz type recipe. Here's what it looks like...
I made Jon try it first.lol I'm such a chicken! He said it was good but his face said something else.lol I decided to try it anyway and it's good! This has a sharp taste, but not the texture of cheese. It reminds me of that cheese that comes in a spray can. Tangy, a little garlicy, and a bit like hummus but good. Remember all, I'm desperate.LOL We all tried it on crackers and enjoyed it. I think it's a keeper and whenever I get more than ONE recipe from a cookbook, I call it good.lol I'll be trying more recipes in the weeks to come, but just having a cheap, good parmesian makes me happy.