Alright, so I’m not gonna lie…my favorite days of the year are Award Show Sundays. Maybe it’s the “Hollywood” in me, but I love every second of it! I spend all day watching the set-up, the pre-show discussions and speculations as to who is going to win what, who is going to look the best, the worst, who is going to bring their mom/mistress/priest, etc. I love it all! So award show days are my veg days when they happen, where I don’t want to do a lot of cooking, and I want junk food! Well, I found a recipe that someone posted on The Kind Life website for a “cheesy queso sauce”…HELLO! I could seriously re-write the entire “Favorite Things” song from The Sound of Music to incorporate all things cheese, and to be honest, I haven’t missed it too much, until it comes to nachos. Nachos have always been a sweet spot for me, and when I saw this recipe heading, it was the first thing that came to my mind. Being able to enjoy a plate of nachos while watching one of my favorite guilty pleasures was the perfect end to the week! Now, this recipe is super easy. It honestly takes about 3-5 minutes…that’s it! So let’s get going!
Sweet-Spot Vegan Nachos
¼ cup Nutritional Yeast
¼ cup flour
1 cup water
2 tblsp. Earth Balance Vegan Buttery Spread
1 tsp. sea salt
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. cayenne pepper (I added this…it can be omitted it you’re not into spicy)
½ lime’s worth of juice (I added this too for more of a Mexicali flavor…it can also be omitted)
1 can of RoTel Diced Tomatoes and green chiles, drained or ½ cup of your favorite salsa)
Put nutritional yeast, flour, salt, garlic, and pepper in a saucepan. Add in water and stir constantly over medium heat until mixture becomes thick and bubbly. Remove from heat and add vegan butter. Stir until melted. Add tomatoes/salsa and lime juice and return to heat, stirring until tomatoes are warm. Enjoy!!