Thursday, March 25, 2010
Teese Challenge: Mozzarella Sticks
The nice people at Chicago Soy Dairy recently posed a challenge to vegan bloggers: they would send us a couple packages of Teese vegan cheese if we would come up with creative uses and then blog about them. I received my package about a week ago and came up with my first experiment immediately.
When I was a kid, my parents would take us to a 50s-style diner that served breaded mozzarella sticks with marinara sauce for dipping. As a picky child, that was one of the only items on the menu that I would order. As an adult, I wondered if Teese mozzarella would be able to replicate this childhood treat. Sadly, the Teese simply melted into a giant mess (thank goodness I lined the toaster oven baking sheet with foil first!), but it was fun to try.
Thank you to Dark Faerie for the inspiration to try this! She blogged about a similar experiment in 2008.
Thank you to Chicago Soy Dairy for the Teese and the challenge! I've embarked on an entirely whole foods regime for the next month, so expect my next experiment in May.