Uncheese Cookbook Paperback – Feb 1994
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For this tenth anniversary edition of her popular The Uncheese Cookbook, author Jo Stepaniak has completely revised her acclaimed orginal recipes and added many new ones. Includes an introduction by Vesanto Melina, RD, on safely eliminating dairy products from the diet. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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Jo Stepaniak, MSEd, is an author and educator who has been involved with vegetarian- and vegan-related issues for nearly four decades. Jo has been a frequent guest presenter, lecturer, and workshop leader throughout North America and is the author or co-author of almost a dozen books on vegetarian cooking or books on vegan living and philosophy. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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1. If your nutritional yeast flakes have a powdery appearance, make sure you use only half the amount called for in any recipe! If a recipe calls for ½ cup of yeast, use only a quarter cup. This is especially important for people who dislike nutritional yeast as much as I do. Don't omit the yeast altogether, because in just the right quantity, it does add an unmistakable "finishing touch" of cheesiness to recipes.
2. Recipes that are made up only of plain flour, nutritional yeast, and seasonings generally do not taste like cheese; they taste more like savory gravy. On a similar note, bean-based recipes are going to taste more like hummus than like cheese. That's not necessarily a bad thing if you're prepared for it, of course.
3. I find that most of the recipes in this book contain too much lemon juice. Maybe I'm just sensitive to the tartness of lemon, but I'd personally recommend either omitting the lemon juice in most recipes, or at least cutting back on it significantly. Also, I find that many of the recipes can be pretty bland because they lack the saltiness that makes dairy cheese so appealing. That can easily be remedied, though, by just adding more salt to taste.
That said, here are my individual recipe reviews:
GOOEY GRILLED CHEEZ -- This crisp sandwich with its sharp, creamy filling is really satisfying. I do add a little more ketchup to the cheez than suggested, though, and a LOT more salt (about ¾ heaped tsp). The cheez makes the best ever vegan pizza, too.Read more ›
Two caveats: Joanne includes revised versions of some favorites from her other books here, but the majority of recipes are new and will satiate her audience. And if you are low tech, without either a blender or food processor, get one/both first, or you will sit on the sidelines here.
On another note, these recipes are incredibly good for you. The ingredients are first rate(unlike many store bought un-cheeses) and of course...no saturated fat or cholesterol. The Gee Whiz Spread has beans in it making it a real nutritional powerhouse and seriously rich and creamy. Nutritional information is included for each recipe as well.
I would recommend all of Joanne's books, but to someone looking for a book dedicated to richness and creaminess this is the one I would start with. It is a great introduction to how good vegan cooking can be!
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Again lots of great recipes and most soy free, which for me is great as I am very allergic to soy so it is a real challenge to find soy free recipes and this book is full of them... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Yvette Ratson
Recipes are easy and my children loved the "Mac n cheez". My sister came over (who is not vegan, eats dairy) and lived it too!Published 22 months ago by Sarah-Jane Reidpath-Kilbride
Excellent book for all Vegans. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who is trying to eliminate "animal products" from their diet. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Pamela Pfannmueller
I am not a Vegan, and have no religious objections to meat, etc., but my partner feels better if dairy free. Read morePublished on Jan. 31 2014 by proberaus
I like it very much and want to try them all ! I wish there could have had more pictures for the recipes.Published on May 23 2013 by Mila
I don't understand the negative reviews about this book; it's one of my favourite vegan cookbooks!
Here's what I made so far:
- Unprocessed Cheez Sauce (p. Read more
These do not taste like cheese but then soy alternatives don't taste like meat either. That being said, these are great alternatives for dairy free or just getting rid of the too... Read morePublished on March 2 2010 by Jane Mitchell
I really enjoy some of the ideas and recipes in this book. The block uncheeses aren't for everyone, honestly they don't really appeal to me. Read morePublished on Nov. 8 2008 by C. Tanasichuk
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