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Melty Cheese (Mock Cheese Sauce)

What you need: 

2 cups water
1/4 cup tomatoes
1/4 cup raw almonds
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 tablespoon sea salt
1/2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoon corn starch
1/4 cup nutritional yeast

What you do: 

Blend all ingred. in blender till very smooth. Pour in 2 quart saucepan and cook on med. heat until thick, wisking constantly. Use as a cheese sauce for macaroni or on vegies or whatever you like.

Preparation Time: 
1/2 hour
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SO HOW'D IT GO?

Yummmmm!! So I'm not ashamed to say that I burned my tongue...twice because I couldn't wait to try this lol. I poured it over some leftover pasta I made last night...I'm such a college student lol.

I had to use grape tomatoes and granulated onion because I didn't have what the recipe called for. I'm not sure if that made much of a difference or not, but this was still goooood!

We tell no one of this! haha jk  ;)b

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It would be fine for everything except the nuts.  Those are what need to be ground up, so if you have a way to grind those to a powder (in a coffee grinder, perhaps?), you'll be fine!

It's alright, I'll figure something out. Thanks for the help!  :)

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Is it possible to make this without a blender? If I whisk it REALLY hard?

It would be fine for everything except the nuts.  Those are what need to be ground up, so if you have a way to grind those to a powder (in a coffee grinder, perhaps?), you'll be fine!

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Is it possible to make this without a blender? If I whisk it REALLY hard?

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Is there a way to make this without nuts?  My friend is somewhat allergic to them, but I know she would love something like this.  Please help?  :-\

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Great tasting and oh so easy...try it!!

My mods:

I used sunflower seeds instead of almonds and grinded the seeds in my coffee grinder first.  I also used an immersion blender in the same pot I used to cook it.....really easy.  Took me about 15 minutes from start to finish.  Put it over steamed carrots, broccoli and pasta.  Thanks!!

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Really great recipe!! I used this cheese sauce to make a 'cheesy potato casserole' dish from vegweb and it was fantastic. I used sunflower seeds and oatmeal in place of the almonds and am SO PLEASED with the way this looked and tasted! This will be my 'go to' recipe for cheese sauce from now on for everything from veggies to mac and cheese.

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This recipe is spot on!  It tastes just like cheese, but without all the ickiness!
Makes me wanna curl up with a big ol' pile of nachos and salsa  ;D
I can't wait to try this on pasta and veggies.
Thanks!

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Oh, P.S. I also have not been the biggest fan of nutritional yeast in the past, but this recipe turned it into something beautiful! I just can't believe how delicious it is... I'd be so bold as to say BETTER tasting (not to mention MUCH healthier) than regular old melted cow's milk cheese. Yum! :o

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Oh. My. God. :D This was the most incredible cheese sauce EVER!!! I was a little bit nervous at how it all looked sitting in the blender prior to the actual blending... And I've made faux cheese sauces before with horrible results. I seriously could not believe my tastebuds when I tried this! It gets so thick & rich & YUM! I made this sauce to go with the Cheesy Potato Casserole recipe from this site, and it was simply amazing. I cannot thank the creator of this "cheese" recipe enough!

This would be perfect on broccoli, potatoes (any veggies!), as a macaroni & cheese sauce... Or (as I did before using the rest in my casserole), as a nacho cheese dip! I cannot get over it. You must try it! :) THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!

Oh, three changes:
-I used leftover spaghetti sauce instead of tomatoes.
-I used unsalted, raw cashews instead of almonds, because that is what I had on hand!
-I added about 1 tsp. of minced garlic, and a bit of freshly ground black pepper.

Again, WOW!

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