Eat your artichoke heart out Giada!

So I took this recipe and veganized it and the results were spectacular! I followed the instructions for this recipe almost exactly except for, of course, the cheese filling. Basically, you boil the artichoke with some lemon halves, take out some of the center and fill it with some “cheese” filling, cover it with seasoned bread crumbs and bake it. For the filling I used the following nutritional yeast cheese sauce recipe:
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Mix:
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup nutritional yeast
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. salt

Then add while whisking:
2 cups of water
1/2 tsp of soy sauce
1/4 cup of oil or margarine (I used Earth Balance)
and 1 tbls. of mustard

Cook on med/high heat until it bubbles for about 3 minutes. Constantly stir with whisk and it will get really thick and “cheesy”. (note that these directions are pretty loose when it comes to the seasoning, meaning you can adjust them to your own taste…I use more garlic powder because I like garlic)
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I don’t know the source of the recipe as it was emailed to me by a friend a loooong time ago…but thanks unknown source! It sure did make a heavenly dip for my artichoke leaves! My dish by far blows Giada’s out of the water (haven’t tried hers nor do I want to) because it doesn’t have the aftertaste of suffering in it. Enjoy!

3 thoughts on “Eat your artichoke heart out Giada!

    1. luminousvegans

      Thanks! I used to watch Giada on Food Network a lot but it annoyed me how she would take a good vegan meal and then drown it in cheese. That’s how I came up with the title!

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