Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Ball.

veganmofo
You may have heard about Vegetarian Times' April nut cheeze article? Vegans were abuzz! I even blogged about it, I actually made a recipe from it, which I don't do often. It caused a real internet stir. My general feeling about the cashew cheeze recipe was that it was a pain to make and in the ended tasted like a log o' hummus. I think I've mentioned, I don't always have the best attitude.
Vegetarian Times Cashew Goat Cheeze
Pretty logs, yes. But the flavor wasn't worth the effort.

Then recently, I was cooking for a picnic. A picnic full of fusion: Vietnamese bun (with caramel tofu), sangria (I have the best recipe) and XgfX crackers with a cheeze ball. I thought it all sounded perfect for an evening of swift watching, yes? The plans put me on a new quest for a new ball, a tasty good ball. So off to the PPK I went skipping with my hair puffs poofing, and my hard work and exertion were rewarded with ANOTHER VT cheese ball. The ingredients even looked suspiciously similar, but this ball called for brazil nuts instead of cashews.

Since Brazil nuts are quite good for the prostate, and I had two grown prostates to feed, I jumped in. Verdict: Brazil nuts make a good ball.
brazil nut "cheeze" ball
A good ball.

A mighty good ball indeed. This was easy to make, easy to form and the texture was great. I even brought the remaining ball camping with me, and it stayed together. The ball stayed together. My only change: I added a bunch of roasted garlic instead of raw, which I thought would be too harsh and hurt my head to think about.

Dazee's parents are coming this weekend, and I think I shall make this again, but with some roasted red pepper blended within--maybe in a sorta marbled style, like a port cheeze ball.

Oh no you're not. Yes, I am.

Also, if you want a primal strip, let me know. Since Dazee's not home form work yet, I'm picking from yesterday's comments. Since Mary's comment made me sad, she's getting the first XgfX chewy stick, y'all.

xo
kittee

29 comments:

  1. That looks really good! My BF loves brazil nuts. Over the summer he kept buying trail mix with brazil nuts in it, and would email me on the days that he got to eat a brazil nut. He would close his eyes when reaching into the bag so as "not to cheat and eat them all at once." Some folks!

    Primal strip yez plz!

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  2. Dang that looks good! I'm a big fan of Brazil nuts. I think they may be my favorite nut.

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  3. I can vouch for the deliciousness of kittee's nut ball.

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  4. Well who doesn't love a tasty good cheese ball, especially one with chopped greens on the outside?! I don't even need crackers, just a spoon. Lovely molding by the way!

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  5. I felt the same way about that cheese recipe. It was good, and it looked pretty, but in the end I decided the work I put into it was not worth making it again. It was THAT good. I love your cheese ball, though! Those are always YUM!

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  6. That's a beautiful ball! I never used brazil nuts in anything like that... I think I'll try it sometime (I liked the VT almond cheese).
    Roasted garlic does sound better than raw.

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  7. Lovely ball - I could eat that. I had been holding off making nut cheese and I knew there was a reason - I wanted more people to try it first then blog about the results. My magic worked Mwahahahahaha!

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  8. Looks great. I gotta make my own cheese ball, maybe mock up one of those cheese ball gift baskets for the holiday season. Grand inspiration!

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  9. How beautiful! I should definitely eat more Brazil nuts.

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  10. Everything always comes back to the balls, doesn't it?

    Looks rockin'. Hope the swifts were out a murmurin'

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  11. A Cheese ball made out of brazil nuts - I love it! My attitude can suck too, but I like to think it's only because I have impossibly high standards!

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  12. Puleeze post that "port wine" cheese ball recipe if you decide to make that- Brad is gaga over those and it would be terrific to present a vegan version!

    I wanna primal strip!!

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  13. SweeT! I'm not a big fan of Brazil nuts, but I am told that they go rancid quite quickly. This recipe gives them a whole new purpose now. I made the almond feta from VT last night. Next time I might try this one...

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  14. That looks really good! I'll have to give it a shot. I love brazil nuts.

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  15. Oh my god! I love Primal Strips! Hot n spicy shiitake mushroom is my obsession. I've been wanting to buy a case for ages but can't justify the price. Aaaaaagh!! I love your generosity, and would hope I'd be able to extend the same kindness were I in your situation...but geez it would be hard.

    ...Do you think there's a chance of ever making these? Have you had any experience making vegan jerky?

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  16. I keep stumbling across your blog and finding such interesting edible creations! The ball...I have no words. Absolutely intriguing, but something I'd love to try. thank you for sharing!!

    P.s. I'm hosting a ZenSoy pudding and soy milk giveaway, so hope you stop by if you're interested! :) Happy hump day!!

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  17. Wow. The nut balls look delicious. And my 3 year old Arthur saw the picture and he said "look the ball has hairs on it, we brush the balls hair". Silly little man.

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  18. I'm glad to hear about the cheeze ball. My mom always makes a dairy-cheese ball for holidays (well, thanksgiving and christmas. for some reason, arbor day just doesn't get the love), so I might try to bring this to share along side it.

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  19. I want one, want one, want one!!!
    or just send some cheezy ball...!

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  20. yeah, I keep meaning to make this! maybe I'll make it for family dinner this weekend. IT looks good. Also, like herbstsonne, my Mr. loves the brazil nut.

    no primal for me. no likey!

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  21. YES!

    I don't know WHAT planet this is from, but I am glad it landed on earth.

    NOM.

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  22. mm.. looks great and keeps me from having to try new things... like agar... and it's a ball..

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  23. I must make this nut ball. It looks amazing, and it's a ball made from nuts. Yes.

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  24. I'm not a big brazil nut fan. They taste like mold to me, even nice fresh ones. Does the nut's taste kinda get hidden in the rest of the ingredients? Otherwise I think I'll stick with cashews...or possibly macadamias.

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  25. This looks great! I may have to make this, it reminds me of something from when I was a kid.

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