Vegan Cheese Sauce Revisited

In this post on Nutritional Yeast, I gave a recipe for cheese sauce from How It All Vegan!: Irresistible Recipes for an Animal-Free Diet.  Well I got to chatting with Wordvixen, a Twitter buddy of mine, about the recipe.

Apparently Ms. Vixen grew up on nutritional yeast (good for her) and said she would try the recipe.  To make a long story short, we go to talking about how to make it more cheesy.  Personally, I think the sauce is great, but I don’t eat a lot of dairy.  (You know, the whole vegan thing ;).)  So I have no problem with it’s mild cheese flavor.

My wife, the cheese-a-holic…she did not care for it.  I want her to have the tools to be vegan if she decides to give it a try, so I mentioned to Wordvixen my thoughts about kicking the cheesy up a step.   (Not a notch, a full step.)  

My thought was to increase the amount of nutritional yeast, which I still plan to do at some point, but Wordvixen went and made it herself.  In her recipe, she added 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne and 1/2 can of diced green chilis.

As far as I am concerned, this is the new official recipe.

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