Cheese….. That wonderful ooey gooey topping on pizza or the yummy ingredient we all love in many dishes, macaroni and cheese comes to mind, can be made totally from plant foods, AND taste good!
Okay, some vegan cheeses may be lacking in the standard taste or feel grainy to the tongue, especially those derived from rice, but there are more and more varieties popping up on the shelves every day. We just have to try them until we find the one we like the best. It is worth the effort in order to continue with a plant based diet without the cholesterol clogging our arteries or the added hormones and antibiotics found in conventional cheese. Be careful though to avoid highly processed vegan cheeses; they can be similar to American cheese or other over processed wonders lurking among the good. My advice? Try them all if you have to until you find the one for you, and get back to enjoying cheesy goodness again!
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