I've been vegetarian for 12 years but have been recenlty trying to cut out more dairy. I've tried several vegan cheeses vegenaise and , but haven't found any that have actually been good. What do you like?
1. Amy's macaroni and cheeze - really oniony, also did not smell good, but was tolerable. I wont try it again though.
2. Vegan Rella - I thought I picked up Follow Your Heart, but I didnt. This has got to be the worst smelling, worst tasting item I can recall ever having in my life.
3. Follow Your Heart Cream Cheese - the texture is good, the taste is ok, but something is still kind of off. Its not bad though Im not exactly in love with it. Best of the bunch so far
4. Daiya - I have the mozzarella to try but havent opened it yet. Have heard good things about it.
1. Luna and Larrys Coconut Bliss
This stuff is amazing! I will forgo regular ice cream over this any day. I tried the Dark Chocolate one, its very creamy and the coconut makes it taste even better.
2. Tofutti - I like it, though of the bunch I have had, not my absolute favorite
3, So Delicious - pretty good, but more like a watery sorbet and not so creamy.
Mayonaise and butter
I have tried original Vegenaise and Earth Balance - I don't like either of them at all. I could not stand vegenaise. Does anyone have any better recommendations?
Daiya for sure. I made the best quick and easy pizza and yum. California lavash, pasta sauce on hand, onion, olives, zucchini, fresh basil, and Daiya. Cook about 12-15 min on 350 and enjoy a light, thin crust pizza that is really good!
I'm surprised you didn't like the Original Vegenaise with the blue label and a best taste ribbon on the front. That's my most favorite. Oh well, everyone's taste buds are a little different :-). Maybe you can try Nayonaise like Diane L suggested and always mix thoroughly before using? I saw a recipe on this site where you can make your own mayo.
As far as Daiya it's great melted like the pizza Gabrielle M made or on a taco salad with Boca crumbles and all the fixings. I make cheese crisps on the stove with the Daiya melted on tortillas and it's just like the cheese crisps from when I was a kid.
Maybe you can try Rice Dream ice cream bars if you haven't already.
If you're in the mood for a chip dip you can get Tofutti plain sour cream and mix in a packet or two of a dip seasoning depending on your taste buds.
I just tried the Daiya mozzarella for the first time yesterday...it is really tasty (almost TOO flavorful, more like a tangy parmesan) but gave me the WORST, erm, digestive issues, I've had since I went vegan! I would say it was mostly worth it though, since I was really missing pizza and it did the trick on a yummy Rustic Crust. :)
I'll be honest - I'm not much of a fan of any of the cheese substitutes really. I've just learned to forego cheese at all.
I am rather surprised you don't like the Earth Balance though. I think it absolutely tastes just like dairy butter and don't notice a difference at all. My husband actually likes it more than dairy butter! I'd be interested to know which kind you tried. The original is fabulous.
Daiya is my new favourite thing, though I'm trying to use it sparingly since it was a little bit of $$ for a small amount. I fell in love with it recently while at a place called Magic Oven here in Toronto. So delicious and the best non-dairy cheese I've had so far.