Vegan Cheese Spread

My friend Eddie and I got together the other night to discuss and brainstorm ideas for our new blog Spiritual Bahanas. Creativity requires food and wine, so I set about to try this vegan cheese recipe I have had my eye on.

Vegan cheese sounds like such a paradox, so I guess we can call this a delicious spread, and that it is. I was a little nervous, since I had never attempted this type of recipe before (I was particularly intimidated by the Agar. I think it’s the name of it that inspired some fear….like a frightful Game of Thrones character.)

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The recipe I used was from Maple Spice (all things vegan and nice!). Debbie posts three different variations; chive, sun-dried tomato & basil and chili & rosemary. I tried the sun-dried tomato & basil version and doubled the recipe to make an extra large batch.

I question if it’s because I have not had cheese for so long, but this sure did taste like the real thing to me. The texture was solid and spreadable. The olive oil added a nice touch of fattiness and the sun-dried tomatoes and basil added a delicious flavoring. The cheese spread really well and paired perfecto with Kashi crackers.

15159124407_463c208f23_o We needed lots of enforcements to get us through our creativity session. Along with the cheese and crackers, we also had chips + hummus (topped with fresh tomatoes & parsley), sautéed mushrooms, crackers & tomatoes to dip in olive tapenade and sun-dried tomatoes, plus Trader Joe’s amazing peppers stuffed with olives and garlic. And, we cannot forget, delicious vegan cookies from The Loving Hut.

15345347682_1befeebfc1_oThis all paired nicely with red wine and lots of fun conversations and planning. Colored pens were, in fact, necessary.

15315474406_e83ca3cd1e_o Eddie and I have some fun things planned for our new blog, and hope you all will check it out. Stop by Spiritual Bahanas and let us know what you think!

 

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New Blog: Spiritual Bahanas (Sisters)

I am branching out a little bit and teaming up with a good friend to start a new blog: Spiritual Bahanas (Sisters). I will still be blogging about veganism, yoga, books, bulldogs, essential oils and whatever else pops into my head here at Angie Eats Peace, but the new blog will be dedicated to the spiritual journey I have been on. It will be a little bit more of a personal space where I share how my journey has changed and evolved over time.

My friend Ed (you can read his blog about his journey as a homosexual Catholic here) and I have discovered that our spiritual paths have had a similar trajectory, and it’s something we have spent a good amount of time discussing in the course of our friendship, which has blossomed into sisterhood.

We have noticed that this topic is not always something people feel comfortable or safe exploring. Is it OK to question, change or challenge beliefs we have once held as true? We will be sharing experiences from our own paths and hopefully, creating a space where the conversation for others to share will flow free.

I hope to see you over at our new space, but if spirituality isn’t your thing, no worries. I am still happy to have you here at Angie Eats Peace.

Love and sisterhood,

Angie

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