Savory Summer Recipes


By Barbara Bonsignore

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Nutritional Yeast “Cheese”

  • 1/2 cup nutritional yeast flakes (Red Star)
  • 1/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 1/2 cups water or vegetable broth
  • Garlic powder, tamari soy sauce, or Bragg Aminos (health food stores), to taste

Put all ingredients into small saucepan. Stir constantly over medium heat until mixture is smooth and thickened. Season to taste with garlic powder and tamari. If reheating, add water as needed to reach desired consistency.

Tofu “Sour Cream”

  • 2 cups tofu
  • 3 Tbsp. + 2 tsp. vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. turbinado or Succanat sugar (health food stores)
  • 1/4 cup boiling water
  • 2 Tbsp. oil (not olive, canola is ok)
  • 3/4 tsp. salt

Buzz in blender until smooth, adding more water if mixture is too thick. Add chopped chives if desired. Refrigerate.

Miso Sauce

  • 3 1/2 Tbso. mellow miso (health food stores)
  • 5 Tbsp. almond butter
  • 1 1/2 cups boiling water

Mix ingredients together until well combined.

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