Tuesday, December 3, 2013

A Definite "DO!".....Vegan Cheese Fondue

The plantry has been in hiatus for the last week!  Between traveling for the holidays, work and our anniversary, the plantry has been quite lonely.  But, what kind of celebration would it be if I didn't surprise the hubby with a sexy, candlelit vegan dinner?!

Nothing is sexier to me than feeding each other fondue and some seductive chocolate and coconut covered strawberries.

Wash it down with some bubbles and you are well on your way to a perfect evening.  Now only if I had a fireplace! 

When I was vegetarian, I LOVED fondue.  Although I would always feel gross and glutenous after eating it.  The thought of the amount of calories I consumed was downright frightening!  Not that I have a clue on how many calories my vegan cheese fondue has, I can only assume it has at least half the amount of fat and calories.

To be quite honest, I did not have high hopes on a vegan cheese fondue.  But, proved myself otherwise.  Between the tahini, white wine, miso paste and nutritional yeast, it definitely had that pungent essence as does cheese.

Vegan "Cheese" Fondue

2 c dry white wine
1/2 c water
1/4 c tahini
2 tbsp miso paste
1 tbsp dijon mustard
1/2 c cooked steamed cauliflower
1/4 c nutritional yeast
2 tbsp flour (be prepared to add more if need to be thicker)
1/2 tbsp onion powder
1/2 tbsp garlic powder

Combine all the above ingredients in a blender or food processor until smooth.  Transfer to pot and heat until boiling, turn to low and simmer, stirring often.  Season more to taste.  Set up fondue bowl accordingly and pour fondue mixture in.
Serve with apples, grapes, mushrooms, bread, cauliflower, broccoli, or whatever you desire!


  1. In the top part you talked about using nutritional yeast, however, it is not listed in the ingredients list. How much nutritional yeast do you use? As a fondue lover and former cheese eater (food allergies), I would love to try this recipe!

  2. Thank you very much for that correction! I will have to make that change! Start out with 1/4 c nutritional yeast. I usually do not use more than that amount for any recipe because it becomes a bit overwhelming for me.

    Let me know how things turn out!

    Thanks for reading!

  3. It was very tasty! Even my sister who is very picky about food allergy friendly foods thought it was a good alternative! Thanks again for sharing the recipe! We will be making it again this weekend!

  4. I am of Swiss ancestry and we have always enjoyed fondue on Christmas Eve. I tried this recipe last night and it was FANTASTIC!! Can't wait to share with my family. Thanks for making this a great way to still participate in the tradition. Merry Christmas