Tuesday, September 22, 2009

My Week Long Affair With Daiya

I have a new love...Daiya cheese. The vegetarian world is all abuzz with the news of this product that melts and is actually stringy (stringier, at least, than most vegan cheese) like dairy cheese. I'm also really happy with the ingredients - they use plant based ingredients like cassava. It's soy-free, gluten-free, preservative-free, cholestrol-free, etc. 33% less fat than regular cheese, they say.

Here are some pictures of just a few things I made.

I didn't get a picture of the big, real pizza I made using it.
Here is our olive, pepper, squash bread pizza, though.

more bread pizza with spinach, tomatoes, and the cheddar style Daiya

My whole wheat wrap with melted Daiya, lettuce, tomatoes, squash, salsa, and my other new favorite thing - shelled hempseeds. LOVE them. They are a great source of omega 3 & 6 Essential Fatty Acids and provide all of the essential amino acids (among other things, like iron, folic acid, zinc...a lot of other good stuff). Two tablespoons contain 11 grams of protein. We love to sprinkle them on top of garlic bread.

And I melted it on top of spinach fettucini with a pesto/nutritional yeast sauce, olives, broccoli, hempseeds, beans, and tomatoes (on the side for Dash's sake). I also made grilled cheese sandwiches, a cheesey dip for my tamales, tacos, and quesadillas.
See what it does.

I'm actually getting ready to order some more right now. Much more at once, now that I know you can freeze it.
Can't wait for it to start showing up in stores around here (the extra cold pack/2 day shipping fees add up)...For now, it can be ordered from Vegan Essentials, Pangea, and Cosmos Vegan Shoppe...


  1. Yummy! We'll have to try it! Thanks!

  2. mmmm - food porn - bring it on!!! Daiya is revolutionizing food options for us vegans!

  3. My sister, the porn star.