Today's Spice is: Smoked Paprika!!
Smoky Paprika Love
I saved the best for last, my friends!
To feature my lovely friend Smoked Paprika, I made a batch of the Great Smoky Mountains Cheeze from Vegan Diner. I made this a long time back, and I had such fond memories... I was just looking for an excuse to make it again. Plus, I get to use my cute little rectangular Pyrex dish. Isn't that orangey color beautiful? That's all from the paprika, baby!
I am not always a fan of "cheeze," but I really love both of the cheeze recipes in Vegan Diner (the other one is a dill cheeze). They are made with silken tofu, some nutritional yeast, agar, and other nice flavors & spices. The texture is absolutely great! As you can see, you can totally slice the cheeze, but you can also smoosh it with your knife and spread it all over if you like it better that way.
I put my Smoky Mountain Cheeze with some fresh tomatoes from the garden and made a delicious grilled cheese sandwich to go with my giant salad for dinner. Mr. Vegan Eats & Treats said he didn't want one, but then he took a bite of mine and said - sheepishly - "I wish I had ordered a sandwich". Ha! So, he ended up eating half of mine and I had to get up and make another one.
...or should I say "Smoky Dreams" ?
Happy Halloween, everyone!
...and Happy End of VeganMoFo - we made it!
(now to catch up on a month's worth of posts on 650 blogs...)