I’ve been on the fence about trying Daiya, which is a soy-free faux cheese. I’m not big into replacing things like meat and dairy with tofu and other soy based products. So although Daiya is soy-free I guess I was just avoiding it, hoping that it would be terrible.
Well…it’s not terrible at all.
It’s actually freaking good.
I broiled some Daiya cheddar onto tortilla chips with salsa and it melted perfectly! I was shocked. I thought it was going to get rubbery or hard and weird when I altered its temperature.
(This doesn’t mean I’ll be eating Daiya everyday though…it’s a nice treat but definitely in moderation.)
So I also made a sandwich using these awesome gluten free buns from Amy’s in the freezer section. Melted Daiya, sauerkraut, avocado, sprouts, red bell pepper strips and arugula. So good! Avocado and sauerkraut sounds strange, I know, but they compliment each other really well.
Whoever said vegan food is boring is a fool.
I also tried the Daiya mozzarella shreds and was not pleased. Strange flavor. The cheddar was better!