Sunday, February 22, 2009

Easy Dairy Free Cheeze Sauce


* 1/2 cup nutritional yeast
* 1/4 cup cornstarch
* 2 Tablespoons soy flour
* 1 teaspoon salt, to taste
* 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
* 2 cups water, divided
* 1 teaspoon yellow mustard (try Dijon for a different, less sharp, taste)
* 1/2 cup vegetable oil (can decrease amount to 1/3 cup, if concerned about fat content)

  1. Mix the dry ingredients in a saucepan.
  2. Whisk in 1 cup of water and cook over medium heat, whisking constantly until it thickens and bubbles.
  3. Remove from heat and whisk in the oil and mustard.
  4. Return to the heat and gradually add the remaining 1 cup water.
  5. Cook until thickened and bubbly, and it’s about the consistency of a nacho cheese sauce (or to your preference)
  6. Spoon onto the pizza or lasagna and broil until golden.
  7. Possible additions: green onions, dried minced onion, dried basil and/or oregano, a sprinkling of paprika, chili powder, ancho chile powder, etc. Be creative!
Note: nutritional yeast doesn’t automatically have lots of B12 in it, but it is often fortified with it. Make sure you ask your supplier when buying it, or check the label. Also, B12 is light sensitive, so keep your yeast cool and dark, and buying it out of open-lit bins probably isn’t a good idea if you’re using it to supplement your diet.

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