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vegan-mozzarella-cheese recipe

Date: Wed, 27 Aug 1997 10:41:38 -0400 (EDT)
 From: Jacqueline (still@bconnex.net)
 Pizza cravings are the worst, for me, since turning vegan.  This recipes
 gets a nice, gooey, cheesey topping going for a healthy pizza.  I'm not
 posting complete pizza recipes because there are plenty out there.  This is
 a thick sauce, like melted mozzarella, rather than a grated product that
 melts under the broiler.  It's very low fat when you calculate the
 nutritional content of your whole pizza (providing you've chosen a healthy,
 low fat crust, sauce and filling).  ~Jacqueline
 *Vegan Mozzarella Cheese*
 1 cup water
 2 small cloves roasted garlic
 2 T fresh lemon juice
 1 - 2 T tahini (the larger amount makes it cheesier)
 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
 3 T quick-cooking rolled oats
 1 T arrowroot (or cornstarch)
 1/8 t dry mustard
 1.5 t onion powder
 1/2 t salt, or salt-free seasoning
 nutritonal yeast
 a few toasted and pulverized almonds (optional)
         Place all ingredients in a food processor or blender, and process
 until completely smooth.  Pour into a small saucepan and cook over medium
 heat, stirring constantly, until smooth and thick.  Pour or spoon over
 assembled pizza, sprinkle with nutritional yeast (and optional almonds, if
 desired), and heat in the oven according to your pizza recipe instructions.
         Cook the sauce until you reach the consistency you want - it will
 thicken right up to a spread if you let it.  If you're going to have it sit
 while you assemble the pizza, stop cooking when it's a little on the thin
 side and cover the pot.  It thickens as it cools.
 Optional additions:     1/2 T mellow (white/light) miso
                         For a smoked mozzarella, 
                           add 1/8 t liquid hickory smoke
 kwvegan vegan