Here is the story of how a meat eater came to be making a Vegan Queso recipe:
A long time ago, in a house across town, a very pregnant woman got really, really sick one day. From that day on, she vowed to never drink milk, and only eat a little bite of ice cream every now and then. It was really hard for her, because she loved milk and ice cream with all her heart. Her only consolation was that she could still eat cheese in moderation.
But one day many years later, her world came crashing down and she had to give up cheese too! It was almost too much to bear! In her desperation, she started looking for something she could replace cheese with! Fake grocery store cheese was expensive and disappointing! Soaking (expensive) cashew’s all day? Please.
But then, one summer day, she came across a recipe for Vegan Queso Dip. She was very skeptical, and also not vegan. But she was desperate, so why not?, she asked herself. It turned out that she actually had all but one of the ingredients already! And the list of ingredients wasn’t a mile long either! It was almost too good to be true! So, she set off to the store to buy the one missing ingredient : Eggplant!
And that friends, is the story of how I came to be making a Vegan recipe today. I am sure most of you know, that I am very much a meat eater! Especially if you have followed my blog for any length of time. So don’t worry guys, I am not going Vegan on you! But, I had to share this recipe with you, because it is actually good! So if you can’t eat dairy either, starting today you CAN eat chips and queso!!
I found this recipe on Minimalist Baker, and I am impressed! I literally had to make myself put it away. (Although, it was made with a vegetable, so I don’t really feel that bad.) So, there is a chance that you may see me reviewing some more of her “cheesy” recipes. You can find the recipe here.
I was a little ill-prepared this morning and didn’t have quite enough almond milk, so I added a little chicken broth to mine to make sure I had enough liquid. So mine wasn’t actually Vegan… But, as I was eating it, I also thought that it would be good with some chili mixed in or even adding a little ground beef with the rotel, so you may also see some follow up posts about that.
Now, you may be wondering “But what about the husband and kids, did they like it?” Well, I haven’t actually shared it with them yet, but when I do I will edit to let you know! However, if by chance they don’t like it , well : More for me!
If you decide to try it out, let me know! I would love to hear your opinion!
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