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Vegan Potato Casserole (egg-free, dairy-free)

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*Approximately 6 Cups peeled, cooked potatoes *Cool and DICE the potatoes with 2 Cups of Cashew Sour Cream (recipe follows):

CASHEW SOUR CREAM:
*1 C. Water
*1 C. raw Cashews
*1 T. Lemon juice
*1/2 tsp. Celtic Sea Salt
*1 T. Coconut Oil, melted over hot water

ADD TO ABOVE:
*1 c. chopped Green Onions or Chives
*2 T. Chicken-Style Seasoning (No MSG)
*Fake Bacon Bits or diced organic smoked tofu (optional)
MIX WELL, and then turn into a shallow casserole dish.
SPRINKLE on 1 or more cups Toasted Cashew pieces and seasoned Croutons
*Heat through in the oven


The Sabbath Potluck (Fellowship Meal)

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Quite often if you arrive unannounced at an Adventist Church-- anywhere, in my experience-- you will be invited to stay for the "fellowship meal" following the service.  For Christians from other denominations or non-Christians, there is often a sort of gasp-look when they realize that there is not only no "unclean" meats, but no "flesh foods" served.  This 'rule' is not universal (or not universally enforced..lol).  In the Philippines under a tent gazebo attached to the church we were served fish, a staple in this community.  Sometimes our native elder brings smoked salmon as an offering to the fellowship meal.  The occasional time I have been invited to someone's home after Church and have been offered a chicken dish.  But in general you can expect a vegetarian (ovo-lacto) potluck-- or less frequently, a strictly vegan meal-- at the Sabbath Fellowship.

I personally enjoy the ethnic diversity of the vegetarian dishes that often reflects the et…

ANOTHER Melty Cheez Recipe (Vegan, Egg-free, Dairy-free, Gluten-Free)

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There are already several recipes for Vegan Cheez recipes on this site, each a little different from the other, so why another one?  Well, I was thinking about my fave store-bought vegan cheese (Daiya brand) and recall that its main ingredient is tapioca starch.  I thought I could make a pretty nice melty cheese with that in mind, and I did!  Here is a picture of the ingredients:

1. In a pot on medium heat, measure in the following and whisk together for about 30 seconds or so:

4 T. Coconut Oil5 T. Tapioca Flour/Starch
2. Slowly add in:

2 1/2 C. non-dairy Mylk (I used the Coconut-Almond Milk Combo)
3. When the mix is blended and bubbly, turn the heat down to low and whisk in the following:

2 T. , rounded, Nutritional Yeast1 T. Garlic Powder1/2 tsp. Celtic Sea Salt1/2 tsp. Dijon Mustard1 T. fresh Lemon Juice1/2 tsp. Turmeric1 T. Almond Butter Blend until smooth -- it will thicken even more as it cools.
You could well add chopped chillies to this recipe to make a great nacho sauce.
I also …