Tuesday, October 6, 2009
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.
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.
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.