Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Cauli-Carrot Nacho Cheese {AIP Whole30}

So, in case you hadn't noticed, Hayley Ziegler has taken the IG community by storm with her #zucchinicheese. Everyone is busy whipping up batches of the creamy good stuff, adding their own special touch each time.

When I saw Martine Partridge make cheese covered broccoli with her own unique take on the faux-cheese, I knew exactly what I needed to make for myself: loaded nachos

The Paleo Partridge || Cauli-Cheese Sauce (Paleo, AIP)

Since I am the only paleo blogger who doesn't have a box of gelatin on hand, my version relies on agar agar powder as its thickening agent. Sadly, this vegan version does not melt. Happily, it's creamy and delicious and fills my dairy-free void perfectly!

Whip up a batch of this liquid "chz" and throw together some loaded nachos for yourself!

Cauli-Carrot Nacho Cheese
Original Recipe: Hayley Ziegler's Zucchini Cheese 

Original Idea: Martine Partridge's Cauli-Cheese Sauce

  • 125 grams cauliflower, chopped
  • 100 grams carrots, diced fairly small
  • 1 cup water
  • 3/4 tsp agar agar powder
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/8 tsp white pepper
  • Sea salt to taste
  1. Dissolve the agar agar powder into the water in a small sauce pan.
  2. Add the diced carrots, then the cauliflower, cover with a lid, and bring to a boil over high heat. Lower heat slightly and cook until tender (about 10 minutes).
  3. Blend the water and veggies together using an immersion blender.
  4. Add the coconut oil, vinegar, salt, garlic, and pepper, then blend again.
  5. Use immediately for best results.
This sauce can be stored in the fridge and reheated for later use, but it will be quite lumpy done this way. If you absolutely must reheat it and want it smooth, blending it again with your immersion blender will solve the problem and give you the creamy-smooth texture from before.

And just for laughs:

This used to be true - but not any more! Now cheese is a lump of veggies! Yay for paleo!

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