I have fluctuated between vegetarian and “vegan-ish” diets for much of my adult life. I feel best when I eat a mostly vegan diet, but I tend to get to a certain time frame and then I cave because there’s some food that I just can’t quite replicate and I really miss it. Often, that food is nachos. I will fully admit a serious need for nachos in my life. I heart them. Really.
About a month ago, I was feeling the need for a plate of nice warm chips with their oozy, cheesy goodness and some of my favorite toppings, but with a true and concerted effort to stick to my vegan eating this time, I figured I’d just have to deal with it. I was sitting sadly outside of my son’s beat band class when I made a desperate attempt to find some online recipe on my phone that I could at least attempt. I ran across this blog where some crazy girl wrote that I could have my vegan cheesy sauce with a simple scoop of red pepper hummus, some unsweetened almond milk, and a pinch of Daiya cheese? Um, no. I was thinking she’d lost it, but I was willing to try.
Now I love her. Truly brilliant, I say!! And scrumptious. It even got a semi-thumbs up from the hubs who is from Wisconsin, so you don’t mess with his cheese. This is seriously good. And seriously simple. I now enjoy my nachos anytime I like…which actually I should be mad at Happynhealthy for because it means I either better get off my ass and re-kickstart my running program, or resign myself to being fat and happy on my couch eating nachos.
Here’s how she says to mix it up, but honestly I don’t measure anything anymore. It always turns out good~
Vegan Cheese Sauce – 70 calories per serving (approx 1/4 C)
- 2 T Roasted red pepper humus
- 1 T Unsweetened almond milk
- 1 T Daiya dairy free cheese
- Mix and heat in the microwave for 45 secs