April 8, 2013 By Leanne Vogel November 30, 2018
Vegan Cheez Whiz. Here’s the thing…
I ordered a cheese wrap at a raw food restaurant here in Montreal called Crudessence and it was amazing. Like, spellboundedly amazing. So, naturally, I asked them what was in it… and I recreated it.
Couple of words to note: this stuff is highly delicious as a sandwich or veggie spread. You know, the celery boats with the Cheez Whiz, maybe some raisins? But, it doesn’t melt. And, it’s vegan, so don’t expect it to taste 100% like the ‘real’ thing. Cool thing is, serving to serving, my vegan cheeze whiz has 2 grams less fat and 10 less calories than the Cheez Whiz original. Um… plus it’s made with just a handful of whole foods and not:
Whey, canola oil, milk, milk protein concentrate, maltodextrin , sodium phosphate, less than 2% of whey protein concentrate, salt, lactic acid, sodium alginate, mustard flour, worcestershire sauce (vinegar, molasses, corn syrup, water, salt, caramel color, garlic powder, sugar, spices, tamarind, natural flavor), sorbic acid as a preservative, milkfat, cheese culture, oleoresin paprika (color), annatto (color), natural flavor, enzymes.
I’m sure there are soy-based store bought versions out there that are very similar – loads of processed gunk, maybe even some tartrazine if you’re lucky? Heh.
Make this version!
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The notes of this recipe are STACKED with a ton of tidbits on how to be successful with this recipe. If for some reason I’ve missed something, let me know and I’ll help ya out, as usual.
If you struggle with candida, I’ve learned that nutritional yeast can/may be safe on the diet. If you’re interested in this sort of thing, check this out, and this, too.
If you do not have a high powered blender, no worries. You may have to add a bit more liquid to make everything blend together nicely, but the soaking the cashews will definitely help make it easier to work with.
And there you have it – spreadable vegan Cheez Whiz that will change your sandwich making!
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This entry was tagged: cashews, cheese sauce, nutritional yeast
Hi! I’m Leanne (RHN FBCS)
a Keto Nutritionist, host of The Keto Diet Podcast, and best-selling author of The Keto Diet & Keto for Women. I want to live in a world where every woman has access to knowledge to better her health.