In response to Judy's question about SoyaKaas fat free soy cheese, I
think it's great! For a while I was using Tofurella (or something like
that) but it didn't melt very well. On the other hand, the SoyaKaas
fat free mozarella-flavor cheese melts very well, almost like real
cheese. I have even used it in a non-dairy lasagna, and it turned out
great! Although the cheese is non-dairy, I don't think it's vegan. If
I remember correctly, it has casein in it (to help it melt better).
On an unrelated note, I have just discovered a noncaloric,
nonartificial sweetener (thanks to the Natural Nutrition list). It's
called Stevia and you can find it in the herbal section of your HFS.
It comes in a liquid or powder form, and it is many times sweeter than
sugar or aspartame. I only need about 1/16 or 1/32 of a teaspoon to
sweeten a cup of coffee or a bowl of oatmeal, etc. It does have a
little bit of a strange aftertaste, but as long as you don't try to
eat it straight, it shouldn't be a problem. (Besides, it's **way** too
sweet to eat it straight. Yuck.) Oh yeah, it's a tad expensive too.
For a little bottle, I paid about $15, but the label says it has
several hundred servings in the bottle. (So I guess it's not **that**
expensive after all!)
Glad to have the list back! Thanks, Michelle!