“Cheese-Fries” Dupes a.k.a. Vegan Creamy & Cheesy Brussels Sprouts & Mushrooms

“Cheese-Fries” Dupes a.k.a. Vegan Creamy & Cheesy Brussels Sprouts & Mushrooms

Okay, so I used to have a serious addiction to cheese, like A SERIOUS ADDICTION. I would literally eat slice after slice, without even realizing it. Swiss cheese was my jam. In an effort to try to get most of my healthy fats & protein from plant-based foods, I hardly eat it anymore. And surprisingly, I don’t really get many cheese cravings, but when I do, I make “CHEESE-FRIES” DUPES with Brussels & mushrooms.

Call me crazy, but I swear… these will curb a cheese craving & remind you of crunchy fries loaded with cheese curds. You really just have to try this recipe to know what I mean… And when you see just how easy it is, you’ll be jumping at the opportunity even more.

It’s made with just a few ingredients, the two stars of the show being nutritional yeast & Dijon mustard! Yep, you read right… that’s how I created VEGAN CHEESE! Ever met cheese fries loaded with plant-based protein, B12, enzymes & amino acids?! Me neither. Not until I met these babies. I added in a few splashes of both apple cider + almond milk & threw in garlic powder, sea salt + black pepper & THAT IS ALL! Simplicity, BUT A DELICACY!

If you really want to mimic cheese fries or POUTINE, as we say in Quebec, make your own homemade gravy with Vital Proteins Beef Gelatin & top it with some more nutritional yeast & garlic powder & you’re good to go!

Trust me, I know it sounds “cheesy” (no pun intended), but you need it in your life!

INGREDIENTS:

  • About 3/4 – 1 lb. Brussels sprouts, peeled & halved
  • 1 package (about 200g) sliced mushrooms (I like Cremini or portobello)
  • 1/4 cup raw organic Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast flakes
  • 1.5 tsp. garlic powdr
  • Sea salt & black pepper to taste
  • A few splashes raw organic apple cider vinegar
  • A few splashes organic unsweetened (& unflavoured) almond milk

TO MAKE:

  • Add all the ingredients to a large mixing bowl & toss to coat the veggies in the “cheese” sauce.

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  • Once the veggies are evenly coated, heat a large skillet over medium-high heat & add the seasoned veggies to it. 
  • Sauté the veggies over medium-high heat for about 7-8 minutes, until mushrooms shrink in size & are brown & brussels are cooked through & browned, but still crunchy! You’ll know they’re ready once the liquid has been absorbed & the “cheese” sauce is sticking to the veggies.

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  • Remove from the heat, top with some more nutritional yeast & ENJOY!

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