Thursday, January 19, 2012

Great Smoky Mountain Cheese!

Smokey Mountain Cheese - Vegan Diner!

I am happily cooking my way through Vegan Diner by Julie Hasson, and loving every second of it!

At long last, I finally found agar-agar POWDER at the Asian Market down the street from my house.  I've been searching for it everywhere, and these little packets were the perfect size for my initial investment.

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*Telephone Brand* I like that!

I have lots of plans for these little packets, so I got two of them to start. Smokey Mountain Cheese was on the top of my list of recipes to try, (and then, there are some pies in Vegan Pie in the Sky that are next...)

The cheese came together quickly, which I liked, despite the fact that I threw paprika all over my counter trying to put the lid back on :/

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Nice going... At least it was only my plain, sweet paprika, and not my beloved brand new jar of smoked!

So, now that I have this beautiful round of yummy cheese, what do I do with it??

I made the obligatory Grilled Cheese and Tomato sandwich:

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NOMNOMNOM! Haven't had a grilled cheese in a while, so this was quite delicious!

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Please excuse the grape tomatoes that I sliced, instead of actual tomato... I was improvising.

But, I'll ask again:  What else (besides polishing this whole round off with a box of crackers)?!?

I was thinking maybe jalapeƱo poppers ^_^

What are your thoughts?  All ideas welcome!


  1. I've been meaning to try that recipe for so long and now I really want a grilled cheese...I'm going to make it right now & then I can eat it for dinner!

  2. I know! I have too!! I love how you have all the stuff on hand to make this on a moments notice ^_^

  3. Ooo I need to try this cookbook! Also loving the paprika crime scene you have going on, haha.