Sunday, June 15, 2008

Tease

Believe it or not, the dish that is the subject of this heinous photo is an incredibly delicious Happy Herbivore creation. It's a tester recipe, so I can't give you a recipe, as usual. I probably shouldn't have posted the picture, considering the awful quality, but I wanted to make sure you knew I was still alive and cooking!

I also tried a homophone of this post's title: Teese. I've been shredding it to make quesadillas and I also sliced it to make a grilled cheese sandwich. Teese does melt as the claims state, but you need to really watch it carefully. For the grilled cheese, the Teese didn't melt before my bread turned very dark, so I had to remove it from the heat and press until it melted a bit more. It basically softened for the sandwich, although it did soften very well. I attempted broiling the first quesadilla, but found that the tortilla darkened way before the Teese melted, so I stuck it in the microwave for 45 seconds. That yielded molten liquid Teese. I set it aside for a couple minutes and it solidified again. The second quesadilla attempt went straight into the microwave for 45 seconds and that wasn't enough. Another 15 seconds yielded better results and I set it aside to solidify again. Teese is an interesting creation with its zero to molten liquid rate being difficult to pinpoint. I'm sure you'd like to know how it tastes, though. It tastes good, creamy, and mild. Oddly, it smells more strongly like cheese than it tastes. However, overall, it's a good product. I wouldn't shell out the money to buy it online again, especially with Follow Your Heart being in my backyard, but I'm happy to have tried it and I liked it. By the way, when linking to Follow Your Heart just now, I realized that they've dramatically changed their website, so I need to check it out!

Thank you for all your sympathy regarding my missing camera. I'm still hoping that it'll turn up!

9 comments:

Eric said...

I love Follow Your Heart cheez!

I just made a recipe using it and it turned out pretty good. If you look at the photo, you can see my mala in the background :)

Anonymous said...

nice to see u posting again ma belle!

Maureen said...

Hmmm... I've seen enough posts about Teese that I'm going to hop on the bandwagon soon. I just hope my health-food stores carry it!

The Vegan Snorkeler said...

Great insight into Teese! I have yet to try it. Vegan cheese can be so complicated sometimes.

trina said...

I am so excited to be returning to Follow Your Heart land! 2 1/2 weeks! I'm sorry about your camera, dude.

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

Hmmm... I am trying to figure out which tester recipe that is! I'm going to have to go to the tester site and try to figure it out.

I hope you find your camera!!!!

Rural Vegan said...

You're lucky to have FYH in your backyard! Of course, Teese is in my backyard and I still haven't tried it yet...

quarrygirl said...

dude!! i know what you mean about the molten teese. i nearly ended up with pizza soup when i used it last week. still, i think it's so much better than FYC. hmmm. someday they will get vegan cheese perfect. just like butter, mayonnaise and ice cream. i can't wait. nice post, you summed up teese quite well!

quarrygirl said...

*** i meant it's so much better than FYH (follow your heart). "FYC" was a typo. oof.