Cashew Cheese Spread

Cashew Cheese Spread

When I became a vegetarian in 1991, it was fairly easy to give up meat. I missed chicken, but not beef, pork or fish. I resisted going vegan for the next 20 years because I didn’t think I could give up cheese. However, after a very short time, I didn’t...
Almond Butter

Almond Butter

Last Fall, Trader Joe’s recalled their Valencia Peanut Butter due to salmonella exposure. We had about 1/4 of the jar left. Luckily, we suffered no ill effects, but it again brought to light the risks of contamination with factory produced foods. Apparently this...
Creamy Hummus

Creamy Hummus

As I try to incorporate more legumes in my diet, I’ve dusted off my hummus recipe. I have a favorite recipe from Cook’s Illustrated, but have combined a method from Vegetarian Times that takes the hummus to a creamy new level. It is a bit more involved as...