i need a recipe that uses similar ingredients to the daiya cheese but i want to be able to make our own. we dont 'do' canola usually.
anyone? melty non allergen shreddable tasty recipe? please?
You might also want to look for the Uncheese Cookbook. I've never tried any of the solid block cheeses from that book, but the spreadable ones are favorites here.
Daiya's macronutrient ratios are nothing like dairy cheese- there's almost no protein, and several grams of carbohydrate. We tend to use it as a condiment, like we would use mayonnaise or Earth Balance, adding a little tiny bit to the main dish to enhance it - I use about a quarter of the quantity I would have used of dairy cheese in a recipe.
I loooooooove that one, if it is the same I am thinking of from their cookbook. Someone did copy it online here: http://www.101cookbooks.com/archives/000685.html, but buying the actual cookbook to support the authors is a better way to go if you like their stuff.
However, it is another cashew based recipe.
Yes, quite a bit. I have the Ultimate Uncheese Cookbook, which is the 10th annivarsary edition, and it has an allergen-free-index in the back which is a lists recipes by if they are gluten-free, soy-free, nut-free, or yeast-free. The soy-free list is enough to take up a full three column page. Each recipe also has a little "Free Of" box in the sidebar where it lists common allergens that are not in it. Most of the recipes are the same or only slightly altered from what was in the original Uncheese Cookbook (which I've only borrowed, so haven't compared that closely), and a few have been added, but sadly a couple of my favorites are missing from the updated version I have, most noteably the super-yummy pecan cheese (spreadable, but may have been used as part of a sauce in some other recipes) and the super yummy pecan eggplant pesto. It's worth borrowing the original version from a library or friend to get those delicious recipes!
I'm not sure how good it is for meltable though. I've mostly made cheezy sauces or cheezy food recipes from it. I know I did try at leas one of the block cheezes and it turned out fairly well and was yummy, but I can't remember which one now, and I don't think it would have been very meltable. But still a great cookbook!