Vegan Caliente

two vegans, one kitchen

In the zone…the calzone April 24, 2010

Filed under: Food Talk,Uncategorized — veganshane @ 8:22 pm

While this may be the second post featuring Daiya cheese, these wonderful calzones were our first test of the mozzarella.  Put simply ,they were awesome, so good we have in fact made them twice.  The process was simple, we used the pizza crust recipe from Sara Kramer’s book La Dolce Vegan! we cut the finished dough into four equal portions and rolled each out onto a floured surface until it was fairly thin, added some chunky tomato sauce, mushrooms, some Yves vegan pepperoni and a generous hand full of the Daiya.  We sealed it up, cut a few vent holes, and baked it at 450 degrees F for 15 to 20 minutes.  Showing off the best of Daiya’s qualities, the calzones were tasty, gooey and stretchy!  Oh, and they are even good cold.

What are you waiting for?  Go get some Daiya and play!

–Shane

Photos by Kala

 

Simple Pleasures April 11, 2010

Filed under: Food Talk — Kala @ 5:26 pm

When I was a little girl, there were few finer treats than a big old bean and cheese burrito from Los Burritos, a favorite LA Mexican restaurant of my youth. Until very recently, I hadn’t been able to recreate the awesomeness of a simple bean and cheese burrito, no vegan cheese was quite up to the task. And then came Daiya. It’s by farrrrrrr, the best cheese ever, it’s delicious, it melts, and it stretches! If you have a Z Pizza near you, go now and have the Berkeley Vegan, they use Daiya and it’s so so so good! But back to my burrito. The other part that made this little tube of joy so yummy was the beans, homemade refried beans made in the slow cooker using this recipe. Yummy and super cheap to make, gotta love it! So what’s your simple food pleasure?

-Kala