POTL attendees showed a great deal of interest in the 2018 Vegan Dairy Fair.
Recipes served at the Humane Society of Boulder Valley’s Puttin’ On the Leash 2018 Gala:
Nacho Cheese Sauce
This recipe comes together very quickly, once you have your cashews soaked. It will be thin at first, but thickens up after cooking for a few minutes. Make extra and freeze some to pour over veggies, pasta, rice, beans, polenta, potatoes…
3/4 cup raw cashews, soaked in water to cover for a few hours, and drained
11/2 – 2 cups water ( depending on how thick you want it )
1/2 to 1 cup salsa ( you choose the heat ! )
1/4 cup vegetable oil ( optional, but makes it ultra smooth )
1/2 cup nutritional yeast
2 oz, or about 2 Tablespoons roasted red pepper ( raw is fine too )
1 Tablespoon prepared yellow mustard
1 Tablespoon lemon juice ( optional, your salsa may have enough tang )
2 teaspoons onion granules ( or powder )
1/2 teaspoon garlic granules ( or powder )
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/2 -1 teaspoon salt
Toss everything in a blender and blend on high for 2 minutes or until it is very creamy. Pour into a saucepan or crockpot and slowly bring to a boil, then simmer for 5 to 10 minutes or until the sauces thickens up. Enjoy !
Hot Spinach Artichoke Dip
This rich, creamy dip is a guaranteed crowd pleaser.
Makes about 3 cups
1 14 oz can Chopped Artichokes, drained and chopped
1 10 oz pkg defrosted frozen spinach (or 1 cup fresh, cooked), chopped
3/4 cup Vegan Mayo
3/4 cup Vegan Sour Cream
4 oz Vegan Cream Cheese
1/2 cup Vegan Mozzarella, shredded
¼ cup Vegan Parmesan
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp Vegetarian Worchester Sauce*
Mix all ingredients in a medium size bowl. Transfer to a shallow baking dish. Bake at 425 degrees or place under a broiler until hot and bubbly, about 15 minutes. Serve with Crusty French Bread, Crostini or baked Pita Chips.
*Any Worcester sauce labeled as “vegetarian” is most likely vegan as the animal ingredient in Worcester is generally anchovies. Of course, as with any food item, it is always a good idea to read the ingredient label to make sure it free of animal ingredients.