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kathal ki sabji recipe | raw jackfruit curry | kathal sabji | jackfruit sabzi

15:27 hebbar's kitchen 

kathal ki sabji recipe | raw jackfruit curry | kathal sabji | jackfruit sabzikathal ki sabji recipe | raw jackfruit curry recipe | kathal sabji with step by step by step photo and video recipe. kathal or jackfruit is very much native to south-east asian countries. jackfruits are generally used to make sweets, breakfast, snacks recipes but can also be used to prepare curries too. it is particularly used as a meat alternative for its texture and gravy based kathal curry is one such popular gravy sabzi recipe. The post kathal ki sabji recipe | raw jackfruit curry | kathal sabji | jackfruit sabzi appeared first on Hebbar's Kitchen.

Smoothie Recipes for When You Want Your Fruits and Veggies but It’s too Hot to Chew

03:47 Vegetarian Times 

Smoothie Recipes for When You Want Your Fruits and Veggies but It’s too Hot to Chew Grab a straw The post Smoothie Recipes for When You Want Your Fruits and Veggies but It’s too Hot to Chew appeared first on Vegetarian Times.

Dragon Fruit Smoothie

June 17 2021 VegKitchen 

Whip up this antioxidant-loaded Dragon Fruit Smoothie for breakfast or a snack. This smoothie takes only 5 minutes and 5 ingredients to make!  This smoothie is loaded with dragon fruit, blueberries, and bananas. If you are craving a fruit smoothie, this is a great one to try! Head to the store, grab supplies and get... Read More The post Dragon Fruit Smoothie appeared first on VegKitchen.

These Easy-To-Grow Fruits and Vegetables Can Turn Newbie Gardners Into Instant Urban Farmers

June 11 2021 Vegetarian Times 

These Easy-To-Grow Fruits and Vegetables Can Turn Newbie Gardners Into Instant Urban Farmers Youll be wearing overalls and a straw hat in no time (a cute look, tbh) The post These Easy-To-Grow Fruits and Vegetables Can Turn Newbie Gardners Into Instant Urban Farmers appeared first on Vegetarian Times.

10 Best Vegan Taco Restaurants in the World

May 24 2021 Happy Cow veggie blog 

Who doesn’t love tacos? Friends all around the world are fans of this versatile Mexican classic. Whether filled with veggies, hot sauce, or plant-based meats, you may be wondering where exactly to sample the best vegan versions. That’s what we’re here for! This is HappyCow’s list of the 10 best vegan taco restaurants in the world. 10. VEGuerrero – Mexico City, Mexico This authentic Mexican restaurants offers a variety of vegan meats, including their own house-made seitan. Their mission is to expand the plant-based gastronomic experience, through ethical culinary culture. Now that’s something we’re into! Very nice food and amazingly cheap! AnthonyMontaner on HappyCow 9. Tiki Loco – Dallas, USA This eclectic Mexican cafe opened in the Deep Ellum neighborhood of Dallas in 2018, and became fully vegan a year later. Almost everything on the menu is also gluten-free, which is a big win. It’s the only restaurant where I loved everything we ordered and we ordered a lot. VickyLorenzen on HappyCow 8. Tacotarian – Las Vegas, USA This plant-based Mexican eatery offers a variety of unique vegan taco fillings, such as jackfruit barbacoa, mushroom asada, chorizo, and no carne asada. There’s something interesting on the menu for everyone. This […] The post 10 Best Vegan Taco Restaurants in the World appeared first on HappyCow.

Vegan Grilling Recipes

May 21 2021 VegKitchen 

Its grilling season again! But theres no reason for us plant-based folks to be left out. Ive gathered up all my favorite vegan grilling recipes so you can grill up delicious and simple meals all summer long! From veggie kabobs to burgers to grilled salads and fruits, theres an endless number of vegan-friendly recipes for... Read More The post Vegan Grilling Recipes appeared first on VegKitchen.

dry fruit kheer recipe | khajoor ki kheer | mewa ki kheer

May 15 2021 hebbar's kitchen 

dry fruit kheer recipe | khajoor ki kheer | mewa ki kheerdry fruit kheer recipe | khajoor ki kheer | mewa ki kheer with step by step photo and video recipe. kheer recipes are one of the popular sweet or dessert recipes across india. this particular dessert is attempted by almost all age groups and appreciated by kids, adults and everyone. the beauty and simplicity of this recipe is, it can be made with myriad types of ingredients, keeping full cream as the basic ingredient. this is one such variety where the combination of dry fruit and full cream milk is used to prepare creamy kheer. The post dry fruit kheer recipe | khajoor ki kheer | mewa ki kheer appeared first on Hebbar's Kitchen.

Where to Put Your Produce to Keep it Fresh

May 14 2021 Vegetarian Times 

Where to Put Your Produce to Keep it Fresh Countertop, fridge, cellar - do you know where each fruit and veggie goes to keep it fresh and nutritious? Avoid mushy potatoes and fuzzy citrus fruits with these expert chef tips on where produce goes once youre home from the store. The post Where to Put Your Produce to Keep it Fresh appeared first on Vegetarian Times.

Jalape?o Popper Skillet

May 4 2021 Vegan Richa 

Jalape?o Popper SkilletVegan Jalape?o Popper Skillet is a delicious and quick vegan dinner that comes together in less than 30 minutes making it perfect for any night of the week. Dairy-free and can be made gluten-free. In the mood for spicing things up for dinner tonight? Amazing! I have something for you! Jalapeno Popper Skillet – Say what? Yes, we take a popular restaurant appetizer and turn it into dinner! All made in one skillet like we did with this enchilada skillet A delicious and quick vegan dinner perfect for any night of the week. Especially perfect now, with Cinco de Mayo around the corner! Now that the days are getting warmer, I love me a  quick, easy, and tasty one-pan dinner that allows me to stay outside longer. And this one is seriously easy.  Traditionally, Japane?o Poppers are a bit fiddly to make, First hollowed out, then stuffed with a mixture of cheese and sometimes ground meat before they are breaded and deep-fried. This skillet dinner is more like a deconstructed cheater’s version. We take those cheesy briney flavors we love and incorporate them into a delicious Mexican-inspired tortilla skillet. A simple hearty mix of sauteed onion, tomato and bell peppers with added veggie crumbles and some pickled jalapeno is the base of this Tex Mex Skillet dinner. No breadcrumbs needed here! I went with some sliced tortillas that get tossed with the jalapeno popper filling directly in the pan. Cheese and jalapeno popper sauce on top, and DONE! No fussing, no stuffing no breading or frying involved. WIN! You can serve this Vegan Jalape?o Popper Skillet Dinner with some tortilla chips, over rice or cauliflower rice,  with a salad or just straight out of the pan. The most important thing is drizzling it again all over with a generous amount of vegan Jalapeno Popper Cream for a bit of tang. MORE MEXICAN INSPIRED RECIPES FROM THE BLOG - Spicy Chipotle garlic Jackfruit Tacos - Vegan Tinga bowl with Hearts of Palm, Chickpeas, Spanish... - Pulled Butternut Squash Tacos. Vegan Glutenfree Recipe - Jackfruit Meatballs Tacos - Lentil Sweet Potato Tacos - Easy DIY Burrito Bowl Continue reading: Jalape?o Popper SkilletThe post Jalape?o Popper Skillet appeared first on Vegan Richa.

Homemade Chocolates With Dried Apricots And Hazelnuts

April 21 2021 VegKitchen 

These homemade chocolates with dried fruit and hazelnuts are a deliciously healthy indulgence. With either dried apricots or prunes, these easy 3-ingredient treats are perfect for a quick and healthy make-ahead snack. And theyre vegan friendly too! These treats are sure to be your new favorite homemade snack! You can make a big batch of these... Read More The post Homemade Chocolates With Dried Apricots And Hazelnuts appeared first on VegKitchen.

Vegan Jackfruit Crab Dip

April 9 2021 VegKitchen 

This vegan crab dip, made with jackfruit, is so creamy and mild in flavor, perfect for spreading on crackers or for dipping with your favorite veggies. Our vegan version is every bit as good as the conventional recipe. Shredded young jackfruit is surprisingly similar in texture to crab, and the flavors of the Dijon, Old... Read More The post Vegan Jackfruit Crab Dip appeared first on VegKitchen.

Root-to-Stem Cooking: How to Maximize Your Produce and Minimize Waste

April 5 2021 Vegetarian Times 

Root-to-Stem Cooking: How to Maximize Your Produce and Minimize Waste Root-to-stem cooking makes the most out of fruits and vegetables, and itll help you build more sustainable habits in the kitchen and in your diet. The post Root-to-Stem Cooking: How to Maximize Your Produce and Minimize Waste appeared first on Vegetarian Times.

Best Vegan Easter recipes

March 24 2021 Oh My Veggies 

Spring is in full swing which means Easter is right around the corner. While many people think of ham and jelly beans at Easter time, there’s a whole world of Easter-worthy vegan dishes out there too! Easter is a great opportunity for a vegan feast, because of all the delicious seasonal spring fruits and veggies – like carrots and lemon and strawberries. Whether you celebrate Easter by going to church or by hunting for eggs, its a great time to try out some new dishes. We’ve picked our favorites vegan Easter recipes to share here, but make sure you head over to VegKitchen to find even more vegan easter recipes for your brunch and dinner menus. Here’s a collection of vegan recipes to make your Easter Sunday that much more delicious! Vegan Scrambled Eggs If you’re looking for a great alternative to eggs for breakfast or brunch, try this delicious eggless scramble instead! It’s delicious on its own, or wrapped up in a tasty breakfast burrito! Find the recipe here: Vegan Scrambled Eggs Vegan Lentil Meatloaf If you’re looking for a show-stopping main dish for your Easter menu, this vegan-friendly lentil meatloaf is a surefire crowd pleaser. It’s hearty and […]

6 summer drinks recipes | fruit drinks | easy refreshing drinks | summer fruit juice

March 18 2021 hebbar's kitchen 

6 summer drinks recipes | fruit drinks | easy refreshing drinks | summer fruit juice6 summer drinks recipes | fruit drinks | easy refreshing drinks | summer fruit juice with step by step photo and video recipe. the summer season is almost synonyms to the refreshing fruit beverages and the sugar-loaded desserts. with respect to beverages, we either end up getting up in a cafe or go for carbonated sugar-rich beverages. but it can also be made at home with little effort and that too sugarless. today i am covering 6 refreshing fruit juices with this post for the upcoming summer season. The post 6 summer drinks recipes | fruit drinks | easy refreshing drinks | summer fruit juice appeared first on Hebbar's Kitchen.

Freezer-Friendly Fruits & Veggies

June 9 2021 Oh My Veggies 

Are you looking for a guide on freezer-friendly fruits and veggies? In this post, learn how to freeze fruit, and find tips for freezing vegetables as well. Make sure to freeze the extra summer produce you grab from your garden or farmers market!  Below is a free printable on freezing your summer produce so you...Read More

Healthy Chickpea And Tofu Salad

May 22 2021 Manjula's kitchen 

Healthy Chickpea And Tofu Salad (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Print Healthy Chickpea And Tofu Salad .wprm-recipe-rating .wprm-rating-star.wprm-rating-star-full svg * { fill: #343434; } Chickpea and tofu salad is a new favorite in our family. It is both heart healthy and delicious. It's packed with plant protein and fiber and is also a great option for those who are vegan and gluten free. These days everyone in my family is eating clean and will usually ask me to make a salad bowl. This colorful and delicious salad has become part of my salad recipes. Theres nothing like a fresh salad. Salads are of course healthy and contrary to popular belief they can be quite filling and satisfying! This particular salad is a combination of greens, cucumber, tomatoes, and some fruit which gives it a fresh taste. Add in some chickpeas and tofu with my special homemade dressing and you have a great meal! Its unbelievably tasty and nutritious too! I love eating leftovers all week long. This super delicious salad is full of flavor and textures and is really easy to prepare. This recipe will serve 4. Prep time 20 minutes. Assembly time is 5 minutes. Course Salad Cuisine Fusion Prep Time 20 minutes Cook Time 5 minutes EquipmentBlendtec Classic Blender butane stove All-Clad Fry Pan IngredientsFor salad dressing 1/­­4 cup fresh lemon juice 1/­­4 cup roasted sesame seeds 2 Tbsp nutritional yeast 1/­­4 cup olive oil 1/­­4 tsp salt 1/­­4 tsp black pepper 2 tsp sugar 1 Tbsp ginger finely shredded 2 Tbsp fresh orange juice Tofu6 oz firm tofu 1/­­4 tsp salt 1/­­4 tsp black pepper 1 Tbsp ginger finely shredded 2 tsp lemon juice Chickpeas15 oz can of chickpea 1 Tbsp oil 1/­­4 tsp salt 1/­­4 tsp black pepper 1 tsp lemon juice 1 tsp ginger juice Other Salad Ingredients1 cup romaine lettuce roughly chopped 1/­­2 cup spinach leaves roughly chopped 1/­­4 cup cucumber cut into bite size, I am using Asian cucumber 1/­­4 cup pear cut into bite size pieces 1/­­2 orange peeled and cut into bite size pieces 8 cherry tomato cut into half 1 Asian cucumber thinly sliced long ways InstructionsFor Dressing:blend all the salad dressing ingredients together, lemon juice, roasted sesame seeds, nutritional yeast, olive oil, salt, black pepper, sugar, ginger, orange juice. Dressing should be pourable consistency. Keep aside. Tofu: drained the water and pat dry the tofu, cut the tofu in about 1/­­2 inch cubes. Grill the tofu over medium heat. lightly oil the pan and spread the tofu pieces, grill the tofu from both sides until they are light brown. It will take about 3 minutes. Drizzle, lemon juice over tofu, salt and black pepper turn them lightly. Turn of the heat and take them out in a bowl. Prepare chickpeas:drain the water and wash the chickpea. Sauté the chickpeas over medium heat, add oil, oil should be moderately hot add chickpeas, drizzle salt, black pepper, lemon juice and ginger. Stir them together for about 2 minutes. Chickpeas will have a nice flavor. Assembling the salad:use the bowl you will serve the salad, spread lettuce, spinach leaves (remove the stems from spinach), add cucumber, pair cut, orange and tomatoes. Next drizzle about 2 tablespoons of dressing and toss them together. Add about 1/­­3 cup of chickpeas and 1/­­3 cup of grilled tofu on one side I am also putting few slices of cucumber, to dress it up. Now again drizzle about 2 tablespoons of dressing. salad is ready to serve. For this recipe use the chickpea, tofu, vegetables, and fruits quantity of your choice. Notesyou can make plenty of salad dressing in advance and refrigerate it in a jar, you can save this dressing for up to a week. You can use this dressing in any salad, it tastes grate. Prepare the tofu and chickpeas also in advance and refrigerate, they will be good for 3-4 days. Add the greens and fruits of your choice. You will also enjoy: Millet Soup, Mango Salsa, Potato soup, Masala idli The post Healthy Chickpea And Tofu Salad appeared first on Manjula's Kitchen.

Vegan Spinach & Mozzarella Cheese Melts

May 20 2021 Vegan Richa 

Vegan Spinach &  Mozzarella Cheese MeltsMove over grilled cheese, my Vegan Spinach Cheese Melts are here to curb even the most serious cravings for a cheesy, melty and comforting lunch sandwich! The addition of tomatoes and sauteed mushrooms take these vegan cheese sandwiches to the next level. Vegan Spinach & Mozzarella Cheese Melts are here to curb all your comfort food cravings. Trust me, this is the vegan sandwich to end all your comfort food cravings. Creamy, filling, salty, crispy, buttery and so easy to whip up on any given weekday. I mean, the combination of melty vegan mozzarella cheese and sauteed spinach alone would be pretty amazing.  But I didn’t stop there. Natural plant-based umami bombs mushrooms and tomatoes are added to take these vegan cheese sandwiches to the next level of deliciousness! Just in case you’ve been wondering.  Yes, vegan cheese melts and grilled cheeses are a thing! How so? Homemade vegan mozzarella cream. You could also call it vegan cheese spread! That’s right. No need to buy expensive vegan slices at the store. We make our own spreadable mozzarella from simple ingredients. Mostly blended soaked cashew nuts, some garlic and miso for umami, and a touch of flour for getting that gorgeous thick yet silky texture upon heating the sauce.see recipe notes for gf and no nut options. What’s the difference between a melt and a grilled cheese anyway, you might ask. Well, grilled cheese is bread, some spread, and cheese. A melt is anything that has another item added to it. If you add things like spinach, mushrooms, and tomatoes, it’s a melt. If you add avocados, it’s a melt. You get the idea. If you add anything other than bread, vegan cheese, and some kind of flavor-enhancing spread, a vegan grilled cheese turns into a melt. MORE SANDWICHES TO TRY - Pulled Jackfruit BBQ Sandwiches - Chickpea Avocado Salad Sandwich - Tofu Egg Salad Sandwich - General Tsos Tofu Sandwich - Cauliflower Cheddar Pesto Sandwich Continue reading: Vegan Spinach & Mozzarella Cheese MeltsThe post Vegan Spinach & Mozzarella Cheese Melts appeared first on Vegan Richa.

Youre Probably Storing Your Produce All Wrong

May 14 2021 Vegetarian Times 

Youre Probably Storing Your Produce All Wrong Countertop, fridge, cellar - do you know where each fruit and veggie goes to keep it fresh and nutritious? Avoid mushy potatoes and fuzzy citrus fruits with these expert chef tips on where produce goes once youre home from the store. The post Youre Probably Storing Your Produce All Wrong appeared first on Vegetarian Times.

lassi recipe | punjabi lassi 4 ways | sweet lassi – dry fruits, chocolate & rose

May 5 2021 hebbar's kitchen 

lassi recipe | punjabi lassi 4 ways | sweet lassi – dry fruits, chocolate & roselassi recipe | punjabi lassi 4 ways | sweet lassi - dry fruits, chocolate & rose with step by step photo and video recipe. summer season is here and we all crave something refreshing and easy quenching drink. most of the time, we end up making a fruit-based drink or beverage but we also crave something creamy like a milkshake. this type of craving can be easily quenched with our own popular punjabi lassi or the multiple flavours it has to offer. The post lassi recipe | punjabi lassi 4 ways | sweet lassi – dry fruits, chocolate & rose appeared first on Hebbar's Kitchen.

Vegan Gluten-free Chocolate Cupcakes – Grain-free

May 1 2021 Vegan Richa 

Vegan Gluten-free Chocolate Cupcakes – Grain-freeThese easy vegan Chocolate Cupcakes are fluffy and light yet rich and chocolatey at the same time! Perfect for birthday parties or bridal showers! Gluten-free, grain-free, and made in one bowl! Doesn’t the look of these vegan chocolate cupcakes make you want to hop in the kitchen and bake a batch? This recipe is one of my favorite things to bake whenever there is a birthday party or a potluck! They are such a crowd pleaser! I mean, who doesn’t like chocolate? What I love about these cupcakes is that they provide a deep,  rich chocolate flavor while being perfectly light and fluffy in texture. The secret ingredients? Club soda – yes fizzy drinks are my secret baking weapon when it comes to getting that perfect rise for your vegan muffins and cupcakes. These vegan chocolate cupcakes can be made with just a couple of basic ingredients that you most likely already have at home. You can just top these with coconut whipped cream or go for any of the vegan frostings I added in the end! MORE GLUTENFREE CAKES AND BAKES FROM THE BLOG - GF Cashew Butter Chocolate Marble Cake.  - Gluten-free Cinnamon Roll Bread yeast-free. - GF Carrot Banana Bread - Also grain-free. - Sweet Potato Crumb Cake. GF - GF Christmas Cake - Lemon Donuts grainfree - Pumpkin Bars grainfree Continue reading: Vegan Gluten-free Chocolate Cupcakes – Grain-freeThe post Vegan Gluten-free Chocolate Cupcakes – Grain-free appeared first on Vegan Richa.

Chocolate Pudding

April 9 2021 Manjula's kitchen 

Chocolate Pudding (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Print Chocolate Pudding .wprm-recipe-rating .wprm-rating-star.wprm-rating-star-full svg * { fill: #343434; } Chocolate Pudding is a simple and delightful dessert. My son is on a vegan diet and one day he mentioned he was craving a dessert like a chocolate pudding or mousse. I think he was giving me a not-so-subtle hint that he wanted me to experiment with this! I decided to give a try and he was very happy with the results! Soon after that this became a favorite dessert with others in my family. It's funny because my family's favorites keep changing! This is a super simple and easy recipe to make. I can prepare this dessert on demand and with limited notice for my grandchildren, who love to request dishes last minute! This rich chocolatey dessert is vegan and gluten-free. Hope you enjoy! This recipe will serve 4 Course Dessert Cuisine American Prep Time 5 minutes Cook Time 10 minutes Total Time 15 minutes Servings 4 people EquipmentBlendtec Twister Jar (37 oz), Professional-Grade Blender Jar Simply Calphalon Nonstick 1-Quart Sauce Pan MIU France 7-Piece Stainless Steel Measuring Cup Set Ingredients1 1/­­2 cup sweet potato peeled and sliced 1/­­2 cup coconut milk full fat, chilled 4 Tbsp cacao powder 4 Tbsp sugar 2 tsp vanilla extract 1/­­4 tsp cinnamon powder InstructionsSteam the sweet potato until soft. Drain the water and wash with cold water, and pat dry them. Place sweet potato, cacao, sugar, coconut milk, vanilla and cinnamon into blender and blend until smooth. Take out the Chocolate Pudding into a covered bowl. Refrigerate for at least an hour before serving. NotesServing Suggestions When it is fully blended, scoop the Pudding into the individual serving bowls and refrigerate for an hour. Remove the Pudding from the refrigerator after it has chilled. Serve the Pudding with your choice of topping. I like to garnish with sliced almonds. You may top with fresh fruit, or seeds. Also, chocolate pudding tastes great as a dip or spread. Suggested Recipes - Vegan Rice Kheer (Payasam) - Apple and Banana Pakoras - Chocolate Brownie (Eggless & Vegan) - Aloo ki Kachori The post Chocolate Pudding appeared first on Manjula's Kitchen.

ice tea recipe | iced tea recipe | homemade iced tea – 4 ways

April 7 2021 hebbar's kitchen 

ice tea recipe | iced tea recipe | homemade iced tea – 4 waysice tea recipe | iced tea recipe | homemade iced tea - 4 ways with step by step photo and video recipe. tea or coffee are essential beverages for most of us and it is generally a purpose-based drink. in india, it always attached to hot beverage and served as accompaniment with munching deep-fried snack or with a healthy breakfast meal. it can also be made as a cold beverage with additional fruit flavour topping which not only quenches the tea thirst but also provides refreshment, especially during summer. The post ice tea recipe | iced tea recipe | homemade iced tea – 4 ways appeared first on Hebbar's Kitchen.

Vegan Almond Flour Pancakes

March 27 2021 VegKitchen 

Vegan Almond Flour Pancakes Whip up a batch of these vegan almond flour pancakes for your breakfast this morning. These almond flour-based pancakes are filled with flaxseed, ripe bananas, and more to help add nutrients and flavor.  Drizzle on some syrup, dust with powdered sugar, or add on some fresh berries. No matter how you serve up these homemade vegan pancakes, they are a hit.  These Vegan Almond Flour Pancakes are… Gluten-free Quick to make Freezer-friendly Something the whole family can enjoy  How to Make Vegan Almond Flour Pancakes  In a bowl, whisk together the almond milk, flaxseed, 3 tablespoons water, and vanilla. Mix well.  Next, mash bananas and incorporate them into the batter.  Now add in the two flour blends, cinnamon, and salt.  Pour a thin layer of oil into your pan, and heat. Then add in your pancake batter, and cook until bubbles form around the edges.  Flip and repeat until the pancakes are fully cooked.  Garnish with warm syrup, fruit, nuts, etc.  The full measurements and instructions for this pancake recipe are in the printable recipe card below.  Tips and Tricks Hot Griddle  Pour the pancake batter into a hot griddle that has been oiled. Otherwise, you won’t get that browned […] The post Vegan Almond Flour Pancakes appeared first on VegKitchen.

thandai recipe | 3 ways thandai mix | sardai recipe | thandai masala

March 22 2021 hebbar's kitchen 

thandai recipe | 3 ways thandai mix | sardai recipe | thandai masalathandai recipe | 3 ways thandai mix | sardai recipe | thandai masala with step by step photo and video recipe. food and beverages are synonyms to most of the indian festival celebrations across india. each festival recipes are crafted and served for the specific needs and how the celebrations of the festival is carried out. one such purpose based recipe is the thandai recipe made with concussion of dry fruits, spices and milk for the whole day or night festival celebrations. The post thandai recipe | 3 ways thandai mix | sardai recipe | thandai masala appeared first on Hebbar's Kitchen.

Pepita Dill Havarti

March 12 2021 Isa Chandra Moskowitz 

Pepita Dill Havarti Makes about a pound, I think Pepitas have long been my vegan secret weapon. I use them to make cream sauces, to thicken soups and to turn into crumbly parmesan. But heres the dilemma. Theyre green! And kinda no matter what you do, they always lend a pale green hue. So sometimes thats a little bit of a turn off in a cheese base. But, on the other hand, they make such amazing tasting cheese! So I turned to a cheese that was already a little green from herbs: dill havarti. A semi-hard cheese that slices beautifully with a little crumble. Pepitas dont get as creamy as cashew, they have a little texture left even when vitamixed like mad. But that texture actually works in many cheeses. The flavor has a ripeness to it, which you want, and its the perfect backdrop for fresh dill and bright flashes of caraway. It really tastes like a slice of springtime in the forest.  I think this cheese is best kept savory, to be enjoyed in sandwiches and the like. But if you had to twist my arm to make a fruit and cheese plate, I might suggest fresh strawberries for the daring palette. Otherwise, I mean, no one will kick you out of bed for eating this cheese straight up with crackers! Oh and I guess I should mention, this recipe is nut-free. So to everyone who yells at me for using cashews all the time, I forgive you. Gluten and soy-free, too, while we are at it. But really I made it cuz its yummy. Recipe notes: ~ Carrageenan is easy to use! Its a thickener but it also sets. And another wonderful thing about it is that even if you melt it, it sets again. Like what? So if you arent familiar with it, just go for it and get some online because its a really wonderful ingredient that isnt as finicky as, say, agar agar. It sets fast, so make sure you get it from the cheese into the mold immediately or it will set in the pot. ~ You can use any smooth vessel as a mold that can hold 3 cups of liquid. I use a round pyrex. But, you know, use the shape youve got! Silicon molds work great, too. Anything relatively non-stick.  ~ This does melt, but not like really melty melty. I did try it in a grilled cheese and it got soft and tasted good but it still held its shape for the most part. I think if it was grated it would melt even more.  ~ The flavor gets even better over time! Try it two days after making and you will see a big difference. The flavors marry and settle down a bit while also intensifying I don’t know it’s magic. Ingredients 1 1/­­2 cups raw pepitas 1 1/­­2 cup filtered water 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar 2 tablespoons safflower oil (or any mild tasting oil) 1 1/­­2 teaspoons salt  2 1/­­2 teaspoons kappa carrageenan 1/­­3 cup fresh chopped dill 1 1/­­2 teaspoons caraway seeds Directions Boil pepitas to soften. Place pepitas in a saucepan and cover with water. Bring to boil then simmer 30 minutes. Cool completely and drain.   Blend cooled pepitas, water, nutritional yeast, vinegar, oil and salt until smooth. This could take around 3 minutes, even with a vitamix, so give the motor a rest every once in awhile. If using a regular blender it could take 7 to 10 minutes. The blender will heat everything, so let the mixture cool a bit just so that its not warm to the touch, that way the carrageenan doesnt activate yet. Place in fridge to cool if you like. Then add the carrageenan and blend 20 more seconds.  In a sauce pan over low heat, cook for 8 to 10 minutes, whisking constantly. Alternate between a whisk and a rubber spatula to make sure you scrape the sides of the pot. It will get thick and begin pulling away from the sides. Youll know its done because its thick and holding its shape as you stir it.  Fold in caraway and dill. Pour into mold immediately and smooth the top with a spatula. Cool 30 minutes at room temp. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours to set completely. Invert onto a cutting board and go wild. It tastes best the next day, and even better the day after that!


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