It turns out that after a year of cheeseless pizza, I’ve lost my taste for it. The “cheezy” half just tasted salty and greasy.
I still love Daiya for grilled “cheez” sandwiches, though.
Vegan Grilled Cheese, that is, starring Cheddar Flavored Daiya, 100% cow-free. Which is good for the lactose-intolerant, as well as vegans. It’s doubly good for folks like me that are both.
Here’s how I make my grilled “Cheese” (daiya) sandwiches:
Okay, I know this isn’t a huge, overwhelmingly complicated process, and I know you could have figured this out yourself, but the grilled “cheese” (daiya) sandwiches I’ve been eating lately have been so darn good I just had to share.
Okay, so I haven’t had a grilled cheese sandwich in over a year. Even before I became vegan, when I ate lots of cheese, I rarely had something melty enough for a property grilled cheese.
And I thought I’d never have one again, now that I’m eating plant- based.
Then I saw daiya in a grocery store. It’s not exactly a local store, but it’s in a city we visit occasionally anyway.
Yesterday, I bought a package (cheddar flavor), and tonight I made a grilled “cheese” sandwich, using vegan margarine and bread.
I am in love! I can have grilled “cheese” again! One of my ultimate childhood comfort foods!
And I am pretty sure it was the best grilled cheese sandwich I ever had.
Daiya isn’t perfect: I did not like it one bit when I tried to eat it cold, with crackers. But hot and melty? Yes, please!
Now, I surely won’t eat this stuff like I used to eat cheese: the stiff price tag and long drive to find it will prevent that. But I can have it when I really want it, and that makes me smile.