Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Omlet and Fake Cheese

I enjoy new food products so I pick them up every once and awhile. Lately, those products have been fake cheese. Below is how I've used them.

Baked Omelet:
This is similar to SusanV's recipe, but baked.
I mixed in spinach to the batter. The inside is stuffed with steamed broccoli and Cheesely.
Cheesely seemed to be a cross between Scheese (which is my favorite for taste, though it does smell like V-Dog) in taste and Follow Your Heart in texture.


You can see the two cheeses here: Scheese (orange) and Cheesely white). Cheesely clearly melts better, but that's never been a requirement in my cheese needs. I know vegan cheese will never have that stringy texture of animal cheese and I am okay with that characteristic. If melty cheese is your thing - spray oil, or garlic oil over the cheese, this will help the process.

Recently I tried Teese. Maybe it's the fact that I am spoiled and have all these options and don't crave cheese, but I wasn't super impressed. It seemed similar to Cheesely and Follow Your Heart. I enjoy the flavor, though it was light. Maybe I should have had more than just a bite. Food Fight will have it soon enough.

I love that there are so many products on the market these days. Back when I first went vegan we had one option and didn't have much of a choice to enjoy it or not - it just existed! How times have changed - here I am 10 year later tasting two different type of UK fake cheeses and two American cheeses (and I don't mean flavor here) that some people don't have access to in even a speciality store!

There hasn't been much cooking lately. The doctor insists I stay off my feet so my back can heal but it's been almost 7 months since the accident and I haven't been able to sit still since. Since I love to eat and cook it's been even more difficult! Good thing I've been able to visit more Portland Restaurants to keep Stumptown Vegans going.

Stay tuned for birthday week in the near future. Three birthdays in our household in a one week span! Lots of cake!


VeggieGirl said...

I like that you baked the omelet - looks great! As does that pizza - yum!

Everyone seems to like 'Teese' - personally, I'm like you, in that I don't really miss cheese.

Hope you feel better soon!

Bianca said...

Wow! I want to know how to make that omelet! It looks great. And I can't wait to try Teese and Cheesely. I do love the Sheese!

VeganFabulous said...

Wow I am drooling over the omelet!!

b36Kitchen said...

the baked omelet looks absolutely delicious!

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

Tasty omelet! I think I've tasted all the vegan cheese options now. I like Teese for pizza, Cheezly for grilled sandwiches, & Sheese for eating on a cracker with seitan!

jess (of Get Sconed!) said...

You need a teese pizza girl.

Yeah, girl!

That omelet is out of sigh...girl!

jess (of Get Sconed!) said...


Erin said...

You ARE fortunate, to have so many cheese options readily available. I am expecting Teese in the mail any day now, and trying not to get too excited so that I won't be let down if it's not as good as I am hoping.

Wheeler's Frozen Dessert said...

Wow that looks really yummy! I need to test out some different vegan cheese brands soon ...

Happy Herbivore! said...

Yes! I so know what I'm having for dinner now. That omelet looks freakin AWESOME!

Shakespere said...

Looks wonderful! I enjoyed your blog.