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tofu-cream-cheese recipe

Date: Fri, 29 Aug 1997 21:39:23 -0400 (EDT)
 From: Jacqueline (still@bconnex.net)
 Vegan Cream Cheese (with 7 variations)
 *Tofu Cream Cheese*
 1 cup extra firm (MoriNu 1% fat) silken tofu
 1.5 T fresh squeezed lemon juice
 1/2 T brown rice syrup, or 1 t pure maple syrup
 1.5 t low-sodium tamari
 1/4 t ground nutmeg
 1/2 t nutritional yeast flakes
         Wrap the tofu in a clean kitchen towel and allow to rest for 30
 minutes (to draw out extra moisture).  Place all ingredients in the bowl of
 a food processor and blend until completely smooth.  Refrigerate overnight
 to allow flavours to blend, and thereafter store in the fridge.
 *Herbed Cream Cheese*
 Add:    1 clove minced garlic
         1/4 t dried dill
         1/4 t dried rosemary
         1/4 t dried thyme
         1/4 t parsley flakes
 *Caraway Cream Cheese*
 Add:    1 finely minced clove garlic
         1 T chopped capers
         2 t ground caraway seed
 *Date & Nut Cream Cheese*
 Add:    1/4 cup toasted, chopped walnuts
         1/4 cup chopped pitted dates
 *Pineapple Cream Cheese*
 Add:    1/4 cup well drained unsweetened pineapple
 *Veggie Cream Cheese*
 Add:    1 scallion, minced
         1 clove garlic, crushed
         1 small carrot, finely grated
         1/4 cup bell pepper, minced
         1/4 fresh parsley, chopped
 *Herb & Tomato Cream Cheese*
 Add:    3 T tomato paste
         1 t onion powder
         1/2 t garlic powder
         1/4 t dried thyme
         1/4 t paprika
         1/8 t ground dill seed
         pinch of cayenne
 *Vegan Lox & Cream Cheese*
 Roast a red pepper and marinate it in your favourite smoky marinade
 (alternately, add a few drops of liquid smoke to your fave marinade).  Use
 half of the roasted pepper atop a bagel that's been spread with the vegan
 cream cheese.
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