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Focaccia with Tomatoes and Olives

Cherry Tomatoes are the only tomatoes worth eating now that it is almost winter which is sad. But I get to turn my oven on so that makes me happy! This in one of the best baked breads I have ever made, for some reason they never turn out great but this focaccia was completely perfect. It rose so high and was the perfect texture. Here is the link to the recipe. I served it with marinated baked tofu and “nice ass greens“. This wasn’t the perfect meal for a weeknight because the focaccia needed two rising times but it was a simple and great meal and I recommend it.

VeganMoFo- Uncheese

A few weeks ago I found a used copy of the uncheese cookbook at half price books. I was a little unsure about making my own vegan cheese but I had read some positive reviews so I thought I would try it out. The first thing that I made was the farmer’s chedda soup, it was mostly sweet potatoes and carrots as I recall so I thought it would be pretty good and I really enjoyed eating it. The soup was thick and filling while also being quite favorable. I was still not sure about the different cheese recipes but I kept looking them over and gradually got the extra stuff that I would need that I don’t normally have around (quick oats and pimento pieces) one of the main reasons that I thought I might not like these recipes is their reliance on nutritional yeast which I do like but not on everything all the time, mostly in tofu scramble.

So with great trepidation last night I starting putting ingredients into my blender that seemed totally unlikely to go together. It reminded me of “cooking” as a 5 year old, when you just mixed together a bunch of random stuff, added every spice in the rack and blended it all together and tried to get your mom to eat it. The mixture blended up very nicely and I poured it into a saucepan and heated it while it thickened. It looked very cheesy, very creamy and it was bright orange. I had made foccacia that was just coming out of the oven and I tested a corner in the cheeze mix. Oh my! It was so tasty! I ate a whole piece of bread standing over the pot! I spread it out on another piece of bread and put it under the broiler for a few minutes. It was divine. I can’t wait now to try some of the other cheeses!