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Saturday, April 11, 2020

Recipe Round Up: Faux Cheese Sauce


Faux Cheese Sauce

This is a great Lenten sauce that doesn't require any weird ingredients. It is one I found online a while ago, but it went missing recently. We made a few adjustments to this, but not a lot. You can substitute a fasting friendly oil for the olive oil like safflower or sunflower oil. We tried it once, and were surprised at how well it replaced a real cheese sauce. This even has the right texture to it. It isn't as believable the next day, but while it is fresh, it is pretty amazing. This recipe yields about 3 cups of sauce.

2 cups peeled, cubed potato
1 carrot, chopped
water for boiling
1/4 cup olive oil (or fasting friendly oil)
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk (unsweetened coconut milk also works)
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon smoked sweet paprika
4 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon soy sauce or tamari sauce

Combine the potato and carrot in a medium saucepan with water to cover. Bring to a boil and simmer for about 20 minutes, or until fork-tender. Drain and place in a food processor.
Add all the other ingredients and process for about 2 minutes, or until completely smooth. Serve over veggies, potatoes, rice or pasta.

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