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Why Not Milk?

Not only is milk production fraught with misery for cows and their calves, dairy products don’t even “do a body good.” Dairy products are naturally loaded with fat and cholesterol; Nutrition expert Dr. John McDougall calls cow’s milk “liquid meat” because its nutritional content is so similar to animal flesh. Milk is also deficient in iron, is […]

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Tofu Sour Cream

Makes 1-1/2 cups One 10.5 oz. package firm silken tofu, drained 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil 1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice 1 Tbsp. brown rice vinegar 1 tsp. brown rice syrup 1/2 tsp. apple cider vinegar 1/2 tsp. salt Blend all ingredients in blender or food processor until smooth. Store in refrigerator. Return to Shemirah’s Dairy […]

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Tofu Cream Cheez

Makes 1-1/4 cups 1/4 cup raw cashew pieces 3 Tbsp. water 2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice 1 Tbsp. brown rice syrup (or 2 tsp. maple syrup 1 cup firm tofu, crumbled 3/4 tsp. salt Pinch of garlic granules Place cashew pieces, water, lemon juice, and rice syrup/maple syrup in blender, process a few minutes until […]

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RICOTTA CHEEZ

FOR PIZZA, CALZONES & PASTA Makes 3 cups 1 lb. Firm (NOT silken) tofu (garlic & onion flavored if you like) 2 tsp. EACH dried parsley, dried basil & onion powder 1 tsp. garlic powder (NOT garlic salt) 1/2 tsp. sea salt 1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper 1/8 tsp. nutmeg Press tofu to remove […]

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PARMEZAN CHEEZ

Makes 3/4 cups This makes a great topping on pasta, pizza & lasagna! From The Uncheese Cookbook by Joanne Stepaniak 1/4 cup raw almonds 1 cup water 1/4 tsp. sea salt 1/2 cup Nutritional Yeast In a small saucepan, combine almonds and water. Bring to a boil and cook for 2 minutes. Drain the almonds, and slip […]

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NOZZARELLA CHEEZ

Makes 3 cups This comes from Simply Heavenly: The Monastery Vegetarian Cookbook by Abbot George Burke. Superb! 2 cups water 2 tsp. lemon juice 1/3 cup EACH Quick-Cooking Rolled Oats & Nutritional Yeast  1/4 cup arrowroot powder 1/4 tsp. EACH Italian seasoning & garlic powder 1 1/2 tsp. EACH sea salt & onion powder 3 Tbsp. Tahini Combine […]

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Eggless Possibilities

Here are some substitutions you can use to replace eggs in cooking. They are excellent nutritional alternatives and don’t have any of the cholesterol found in animal products! Each substitution is equivalent to one egg* 1/2 mashed banana 1/4 cup applesauce 1/4 cup tofu blended with liquid ingredients from recipe 2 Tablespoons flour + 1 […]

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