Tofu Cream Cheese on Crackers,
Sprinkled With Black Pepper,
Served With Mesclun Salad
This is the first mock cheese I ever created. I originally used it as a spread and then discovered it works as a cheese sauce (thickened with kudzu or arrowroot if desired) in cooked dishes. You can also use it in place of cream cheese, as a spread, and as an ingredient in other recipes.
One 19-ounce package silken tofu, well drained
2 tablespoons olive oil
3/4 teaspoon hot paprika
1 1/2 teaspoons brewer's yeast
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1 tablespoon umeboshi plum vinegar or red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon brown rice vinegar
1 tablespoon lecithin granules
1/2 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
Place all the ingredients in a food processor and process until smooth, or mash the ingredients in a medium-size bowl with a whisk or fork.
Tofu Cream Cheese will keep, tightly covered, in the refrigerator for up to a week.