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Cookbook Countdown: 18 Days to Go: Quick Queso

Posted by: Lindsay S. Nixon |

I have no less than six recipes for "cheese" in my cookbook. 

Drum roll please: nacho cheese, cheddar cheese, quick queso, mexican queso, tofu basil ricotta and melty pizza cheese.

All of them are completely fat-free (well, except the ricotta which has a smidgen of fat naturally from the tofu) and they're instant to make! 

And although I could eat any of these "cheeses" with a spoon (and I may have done that a time or two) the quick queso is my latest obsession of the bunch.

Since you only need a handful of ingredients to make it (nutritional yeast, non-dairy milk, spices) and it comes together as fast as you can whisk (seconds) there's no excuse not to have queso at every meal... I've taken to making it almost every night this week. The one night when I didn't make it Scott asked if we'd ran out of the ingredients! I guess he's hooked too! 

Oh...so...cheesy! 

Cookbook Countdown: 19 Days to Go: Baked Onion Rings

Posted by: Lindsay S. Nixon |

I had a thing for Burger King's onion rings---and by "thing" I mean I enjoyed a small order almost every day for a year. (Oh, College!)

Needless to say, I felt a little deflated when I found out BK's onion rings (and pretty much all onion rings everywhere) are not vegan. I took this as a "good thing" though because onion rings are not exactly healthy and the less temptation the better... still, I found myself missing onion rings from time to time... especially any time I was eating a veggie burger.

(I'm convinced there are two kinds of people in this world: those who like fries with their burgers and those who prefer onion rings over fries. I am most definitely in that second camp!)

Anyway, I guess I needed the motivation of a cookbook to get me to finally try my hand at them, and really, I could kick myself for waiting so long. This was one of the first recipes I wrote for my cookbook -- and oddly enough, to compliment the mushroom burger I blogged about yesterday.

They are so easy to make it's criminal and they taste exactly the way I remember BK onion rings, only a lot less greasy. They're also made with whole-wheat breading...and zero added fat. Talk about a tasty snack you can feel good about when you eat the entire tray by yourself!

Happy Herbivore on Bravo?

Posted by: Lindsay S. Nixon |

Category: News

Sorry to interrupt the cookbook countdown...but!

Bravo called me (for real!) and asked me if I wanted to audition for a new cooking/competition show they've got brewing.

(I said yes)

and in my interview, I totally said I wanted to make Anthony Bourdain eat tofu.