Tasty Tuesday: Recipe – Vegan Feta Cheese

 

 

It’s “Tasty Tuesday”, where every week we bring you new, fresh, local, healthy recipes and food tips. Find out what is in season, and what will keep you fuelled during and after your work outs!

 

Oh boy guys, this elimination diet that I’m on is challenging. The good news for you is that I have to make a LOT OF THINGS from scratch at home in order to avoid unwanted ingredients.

I love the salt taste from feta, but dairy is out, so I decided to try and made some homemade goodness from tofu!

 

Make Your Meal Even Healthier Tip:

 

This has some good stuff built in, like nutritional yeast, and you’re already eliminating dairy, and using soy. If you want to get fancy with it after you perfect the recipe, try adding some other herbs in, or peppercorns, or garlic!

 

Click through for recipe!…

 

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Make approx 400g

 

INGREDIENTS:

 

-1 package of extra firm tofu

– juice of 1 lemon

-2 tbsp white miso

– 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar

– 1 tbsp olive oil

– 2 tbsp nutritional yeast

– 1 tbsp oregano (optional)

– 1/2 tsp garlic powder

– salt black pepper

– 1/4 cup water 

 

INSTRUCTIONS:

 

Press water out of the tofu between two paper towels, or a clean tea towel (30 minutes, but an hour or more is ideal). *put a cutting board on top, and then some heavy stuff like books or canned goods

 

Meanwhile, mix together the rest of the ingredients in a bowl until well combined.

 

Either cut the tofu into cubes, or slide into a few bricks.

 

Put in an airtight container and then add the marinade.

 

Chill for at least 2 hours in the fridge, but leave for 2 days to get the best result. Should keep for about a week in an airtight container.

 

Use in any recipe that calls for feta – like salads!

 

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photos and recipe by: Christine McAvoy